Capstone is a project-based learning experience where students work in multi-disciplinary teams to address a real world problem faced by a business, government agency or non-profit.
The student teams work directly with a contact at a company to learn about the issue the company is trying to resolve and develop an actionable solution.
Through the program students gain real-world work experience, problems solving skills and valuable team experience. The company mentor or sponsor meets with the students bi-weekly throughout the semester to monitor progress and answer questions.
It’s a perfect way to use the eco-system of a research university, a cohort of bright undergraduate and graduate students to augment your resources and maintain a lead over your competition.
Capstone provides a direct line of talent and potential future employees for businesses. Company partners work directly with students providing a first-hand look at the work of students for consideration for future internship or post-graduation job opportunities.
Project sponsors act as partners, mentors and coaches to students through weekly communications and bi-weekly in-class meetings. Since launching in 2002, NJIT students have completed more than 1,200 projects supporting more than 700 organizations.
Students successfully completing the Capstone program receive 3 academic credits. NJIT Ying Wu College of Computing Students are required to complete a Capstone project as a graduation requirement.
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