Service Learning Program
|At NJIT, Service Learning offers a connection between technology-focused academics, and engagement-based experiences in the surrounding communities. NJIT students complete a 30-hour community service activity or project for courses that include a service-related component, or a faculty monitored senior project/independent study class. Projects are designed to offer practical experience in a social service setting that reinforces academic and career goals.|
Who Can Participate
Eligible students must be enrolled in select courses.
What Students Are Doing
The Office of Civic Engagement has developed partnerships with many non-profit agencies and identifies projects and activities that students may choose. Students may also identify their own projects or community placements.
- An architecture student developed a renovation plan for a senior citizen daycare facility at New Community Corporation.
- Students designed and implemented needs assessment surveys for the Newark Museum and Project S.H.A.R.E.
- A student interested in oral communication interviewed senior citizens who told the rich history of Newark on video.
- Students trained the staff at St. Michael's Medical Center on various computer software packages.
The program provides students with opportunities to be actively involved in the community, learn about community needs, develop commitment to helping others, and test academic theory in a practical manner.
How to Participate
Students can register for courses that already include a community service component or can express an interest to their professor in incorporating a community service-related project or activity into their academic experience. Staff members from the NJIT Office of Civic Engagement can help students locate a project or activity.