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October 2014 is National Cyber Security Awareness Month - The Internet is part of everyone’s life, every day. We use the Internet at work, home, for enjoyment, and to connect with those close to us.  However, being constantly connected brings increased risk of theft, fraud, and abuse. No country, industry, community, or individual is immune to cyber more

John Canela, an IT Major, Gets Offer from Cisco - John Canela, an Information Technology major student not only gets an offer from Cisco, but invites Cisco IT Director, Iliana Rivera to NJIT to talk about her career, opportunities at Cisco and the dynamic and exciting world of more

Karan Suthar, From NJIT to Google - Karan Suthar, a recent IT graduate has been hired by Google, Inc. this past Summer.  We are very excited and extend our congratulations to Karan in his new career! 

ABET Accreditation - We are proud to announce our BS in Information Technology degree program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

John Brian Canela, an IT Student Receives the Staff Award at the 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards
...Each year, NJIT honors students who have worked to enhance campus life.  This year, 11 students received 2014 Highlander Student Achievement Awards, which recognized their leadership roles on campus.  Some of the students volunteered for student clubs and organizations, others belonged to athletic teams while some had on campus jobs. But all 11 worked hard to make NJIT a better place and a more vibrant community. Read more...

NJIT Has Been Named One of the Top 25 Schools to Study Game Design by The Princeton Review
- NJIT has been named as one of the top 25 schools on The Princeton Review’s recently published list saluting the best undergraduate schools to study Video Game Design for 2014. The schools were selected based on a survey conducted in Fall 2013 of 150 programs at institutions offering video game design coursework and/or degrees in the United States, Canada, and some countries abroad. NJIT was ranked 22nd in the list of 25 undergraduate schools in the nation offering the best programs in video game design.  Read more .  For information on the IT Game Development Specialization, please contact Marc Sequeira at

ACM's SIG Game Development Sessions - In Game Development, SIG members will learn to create games by using powerful industry created engines such as Unreal Engine, Unity Game Engine, CryENGINE, et al.  Members will also be introduced to all areas of the game industry, such as game programming, game design, art, animation, and modeling.  Members will also engage in debates and talks about game mechanics in certain games and issues surrounding the game industry as a whole.  For more information please visit the ACM Club website.

GSA Activities
- Connect with the Graduate Student Association.  Start up or join an IT student group.  Get meeting dates, exciting events and other participation information at

Student Senate Activities - For the list of all Student Senate's meeting dates and activities  please contact Ayaz Uddin, the CCS representative,  for more information.

IT Seminar Series - Speakers Erica Feldman (Deloitte & Touche) and Rich Acosta (Prudential), gave students a talk on "Harnessing Data Generated by the World Around Us" on October 16, 2013 at 3:45 pm in GITC 1100.  If you are interested in being a speaker or wish to be invited to future IT Seminars, please send us your e-mail address along with your name and major.  For speakers, please send your company affiliation and topic you want to speak about.   


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

Please use the following form to register for the next Capstone Showcase Gala.

Please contact Prof. Osama Eljabiri, Director of CCS Capstone Program and HS Connections Program for more information.

From the NJIT Newsroom

Peter Farrett, chairperson, Information Technology and Computer Science Department at Middlesex County College, will present "Can I be a Great Software Engineer if I Understand Music?" as part of the Information Technology Program Seminar Series on Nov. 12 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Campus Center Ballroom A. >>
Pedro J. Claudio Jr., '15, of Jersey City, an information technology major at NJIT, was selected to participate in the Institute for Leadership Education and Development (I-LEAD®) program. >>
"Effectively Utilizing e-Discovery and Computer Forensics" is the topic of a seminar to be presented by Barry Rozen, manager of Electronic Discovery at Johnson & Johnson, on Oct. 5, 3:15-4:15 p.m. in GITC 1100.  >>
Two NJIT students recently released an iPhone app that is selling well on the iTunes App Store.  The app, called Quotebook, was recently Apple's 15th best-selling app in the reference category. >>
Daisy Gallegos of Jersey City, an NJIT track star and senior majoring in information technology at the College of Computing Sciences, was honored for her dedicated work as president of the NJIT student chapter of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) at a gala annual dinner in Newark.  >>