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From Being an IT Graduate to Working with Cutting Edge Technology
Andrew Lam, an IT Graduate's Story. Not many college seniors turn down job offers from Google. But Andrew Lam did. It was a tough decision, but it came down to following his passion. Verizon Wireless offered him a job working on VoLTE, a next generation communication system that will seamlessly integrate phone calls, text messaging and video calling. He accepted. A week after he graduates, he’ll start working at Verizon’s corporate headquarters in Basking Ridge. There, he’ll join the Product Development team that is designing VoLTE, a technology that, in his eyes, epitomizes cutting edge. “It was really hard turning down Google,” says Andrew, an Information Technology major. “But I wanted to work on cutting-edge technology and VZW gave me a better opportunity to do that. It’s fun and challenging to work on something new and exciting like VoLTE, and I’ll help make technology easier to use and more accessible.” What is it about Andrew that attracts top employers? For one, he’s a great student: He’s a scholar in the Albert Dorman Honors College with a 3.91 GPA. He’s an IT major with a focus in Network and Information Security and an academic minor in Business. He belonged to the Student Senate and during his summers, he worked three internships: one at Verizon Wireless, one at UPS and another at McGraw Hill Financial more...
22nd CCS Capstone Student Showcase Takes the Jim Wise Theater by Storm
CS, IS and IT teams presented spectacular Real World Projects accomplishments at the Jim Wise Theater on May 1st & 2nd, 2013. Activities included: Showcase of real world projects sponsored by industry or initiated by entrepreneurial students. Active open house for new sponsors, new university students, and new partners. One-of-a-kind fast career fair to connect students instantly to job opportunities and connect companies to potential hires. Advising activities to connect our Capstone industry and Alumni Advisory Board to current and future students. Introduction of peer-to-peer real world open university to the world. For more information about future CCS Capstone Student Showcases, please contact Professor Eljabiri at firstname.lastname@example.org
Get the Interviewing Skills needed in the IT & Digital World!
Eric Nersesian, Video Game Art Professor (IT Program) and Jessica Ross, Illustrator and Art Teacher, hosted a back-to-back "Job Hunting/Storyboarding & Sequential Artwork Workshop" focusing on the Digital Art and Video Game Industries from 11:30 to 4:30 in GITC 4219 on April 17, 2013. In addition, Ms. Ross provided hands-on training in a skill set that art students may be interested in pursuing as a career. Topics focused on resumes, cover letters, demo reels, portfolios, networking, and interviewing. These workshops are designed to prepare graduating IT and Digital Art students for the job market. Details on future workshops may be obtained by contacting Prof. Nersesian and Jess at email@example.com. Please read more...
Game Jam 2013
Jamming, but not on musical instruments, is the order of the day later this semester as dozens of NJIT design and information technology students and a few from surrounding colleges pull all-nighters—some even all weekenders –at NJIT’s Third Annual Global Game Jam (GGJ). GGJ is the world’s largest game-development event. About 7,000 participants from 44 countries gathered at sites worldwide to create games... more
From IT to Rocket Science
Prof. Stan Senesy, Senior University Lecturer at the IT Program, recently participated in a national event for the Tripoli Rocketry Association called Large Dangerous Rocket Ships (LDRS). The Discovery Science Channel filmed a good portion of the meet, including one of the events Prof. Senesy competed in. The show was broadcasted this past October on the Discovery Science channel. Kari Byron (from Mythbusters) was the host. Stan along with 16 other participants competed in the 'Dark Matter Drag Race' using the exact same motor in their own rocket design to see who could achieve the highest altitude. Prof. Senesy ended up coming in third place with a height of 12,093 ft ...more.
IT Seminar Series Events
The IT Program presented a seminar on "Real World Attacks Dissected: A Walk Through of Attack Investigations and Forensic Evidence" on October 3, 2012. Speakers Nick Pelletier (IT Alumn), Brice Daniels and Willi Ballenthin from Mandiant engaged students by providing real-world scenarios that illustrate much of the information they have learned, or will learn, during the course of their curriculum. The scenarios discussed originated from incident response investigations performed by the presenters and their colleagues. This talk encompassed the initial attack vectors, privilege escalation, maintaining persistence and data theft phases of an attack. By illustrating academic points with real world information, students and all attendees will better understand how to apply preventative and investigative skills in the real world. The seminar took place in the Campus Center Ballroom B.
Video Game Design at NJIT Takes Top Honor from Princeton Review
March 22, 2012- It took NJIT nearly a decade to create a top-ranked Game Development program. But thanks to teamwork between the College of Computing Sciences (CCS) and the College of Architecture and Design (COAD), two new and popular programs in which students may study electronic game design not only exist but are getting rave reviews. The Princeton Review just hailed the new offerings in its 2012 ranking of top undergraduate schools to study video game design. ...read more
CCS CAPSTONE PROGRAM
With more than 400 sponsors and 400 projects completed, the IT Capstone Course provides a unique real world project-based hands-on learning experience where small multidisciplinary teams of 3-4 students work as consultants and developers with small businesses, Fortune 500 companies, health care systems, educational institutions, government agencies and social programs to tackle complex problems and provide cost-effective solutions with full faculty coaching and mentorship. The students select the projects that match their interests, elect their CEO’s, co-design the course with instructor, utilize their collective education and unlock their potentials. In addition to industry-sponsored projects, the capstone offers other options such as strategic management, entrepreneurship, research and development and teaching projects. The course provides hands-on interactive training on hot technical topics demanded by IT employers in addition to workshops in leadership, project management, presentation, communication and social skills carried out by industry subject matter experts, top executives, faculty and expert peers and alumni. In the capstone, many students find instant job opportunities and important connections to potential employers. Capstone teams present their final projects to the public at in a big competition where many employers come and offer direct career opportunities. Moreover, students who complete the course with excellence receive special certificates, in-advance recommendation letters and cash prizes.
Please use the following form to register for the next Capstone Showcase Gala.
or contact Prof. Osama Eljabiri, Director of CCS Capstone Program and HS Connections Program
IT PROGRAM BROCHURES & FACTSHEETS
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