By Shravanthi Budhi

NJIT’s Salesforce Student Ambassador Group has successfully completed the fall 2018 semester with a lot of landmark achievements.

The Salesforce Student Ambassador Program, launched fall 2017 by a student leader, Shravanthi Budhi, and a faculty adviser, Melodi Guilbault, is a partnership platform initiated by Salesforce and the university’s Martin Tuchman School of Management (MTSM).

This platform is aimed at empowering the students of NJIT in Salesforce, providing opportunities for them to get connected with Salesforce professionals, and hosting informative and interactive events to further equip and improve the morale of the students with regard to Salesforce.

The events, which this past semester included a Salesforce information session, the Salesforce Trailhead Competition, a career panel and the annual Salesforce World Tour, were open to students of all majors, despite the Student Ambassador Group being affiliated with MTSM.

The Salesforce Trailhead Competition, a four-week contest held this past October, challenged all NJIT students to earn the highest number of badges and points. At the end of the four weeks, five winners emerged.

William Penn came in first with 359 badges, followed by Dikasse Zalla in second place with 219 badges, and Duron Coles in third place with 42 badges. Charis Hwang and Kevin Smulski took fourth and fifth place with 41 and 34 badges, respectively. Penn and Zalla were each awarded iPads and free Salesforce certification vouchers, while Coles, Hwang and Smulski received cash prizes and Salesforce merchandise.

At a career panel hosted by the student group Nov. 16, Salesforce community leaders Umair Ilyas and Luke Cushanick shared their journeys with Salesforce as well as their partner ecosystem.

And Dec. 13, many student ambassadors took a trip to the Javits Center in Manhattan for the annual Salesforce World Tour, where they had the opportunity to participate in the career fair, attend a variety of information sessions and meet with partner companies of Salesforce.

Student leaders also attended the Salesforce Dreamforce conference in September, where they broadened their knowledge of the Salesforce CRM platform.

It is worth noting that the Salesforce Student Ambassador Group has grown tremendously to 14 members, and NJIT students have earned approximately 810 badges in just the fall 2018 semester. 

For more information on Salesforce, please contact Shravanthi Budhi at sb955@njit.edu.