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NJIT’s Career Development Services (CDS) paid tribute to an array of recruiting partners at its annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony, held April 2 in the Campus Center Atrium. There, CDS staff acknowledged the important relationship between the university and employers in advancing the professional success of NJIT students. The feeling was mutual among the award recipients, who remarked on the well-prepared and “motivated, diverse community of students,” as well as the “amount of incredible talent” at NJIT.

Here are the 2019 honorees:

Best Community Partner: American Cancer Society

Best Continuous Partner: Schneider Electric

Best Diversity and Inclusion Supporters: ExxonMobil (by the Society of Women Engineers), Merck (by the New Jersey section of the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers), Turner Construction (by the New Jersey section of the National Society of Black Engineers)

Best Emerging Partner: Facebook

Best Public Sector Employer: NJ TRANSIT

Best Small-sized to Midsized Employer: Valcor Engineering

Campus Champion of the Year: Steven Saperstein ’84, Prudential

Most Engaged Partner: Merck IT

Top Employers of Graduates: Cognizant, Infosys, NAVAIR

Top Employer of International Students: GEP

Top Intern/Co-op Employers: Johnson & Johnson, Prudential, PSEG, UPS

“To be included among our top recruiting partners, organizations have made a commitment to participating with NJIT students and Career Development Services in multiple ways. Their engagement extends well beyond simply posting job openings and hiring students and graduates,” said Greg Mass, CDS executive director, at the event. “Recruiting partners attend career fairs and conduct on-campus interviews, facilitate workshops and seminars, host site visits to their companies, and join our staff in the Campus Center for our ever popular Resume Day.

“So today we recognize not only those organizations that have hired the most, we additionally recognize those companies and individuals who have made a commitment to assisting in the professional and career development of our students.”