2023 TIMELINE FOR NOMINATIONS
NOMINATION PROCESS OPENS
DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING COMPLETED NOMINATIONS
PUBLISH & PROMOTE THRIVERS TO OUR EMPLOYER NETWORKS
Eighty percent (80%) of New Jersey’s employers struggling to find recruits with the transferrable soft skills that are necessary in order to thrive in today’s dynamic workplace (NJBIA, 2020).
ARE EMPLOYERS LOOKING
IN THE RIGHT PLACES?
At each college and university here in New Jersey that are members of Engage NJ, there are literally hundreds of students who are gaining real-world experiences that develop essential soft skills over time. This happens when students volunteer in community settings and get involved in things like service learning that connects students’ education to real-world challenges.
WHAT'S THE SOLUTION THAT ENGAGENJ IS PROVIDING?
Employers are looking for a thriving workforce, so let’s connect them with you! Engage NJ will do this through a printed publication to be shared with our network and partners. Finally, we will use email and social media campaigns to maximize our reach.
Who is Eligible to be Nominated by a member of the president or chancellor’s executive cabinet?
Students graduating this year or those who have demonstrated skills and competencies to thrive in life and work
Students who are Changebuilders, Bonners, Multi-year, civic engagement students such as Civic Scholars, ENACTUS students, Honors students, PTK or other similar groups
Students who have completed 1 or more service-learning (community-engaged learning) courses and/or 40+ hrs volunteering/community engagement
Students who are willing, if invited, to speak with a delegation of businesses convened by Engage NJ