Thrivers are students graduating college this year and are mapping out their Next Steps.
Thrivers are ready to show they have years of experience sharpening their SOFT SKILLS
through volunteering and working together to find solutions for today’s challenges.
WHERE WE ARE
NOMINATION PROCESS OPENS
VIA EMAIL SUBMISSION
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 the Chancellor or President of the College?
Students graduating in 2020
Students who are Changebuilders, Bonners, Multi-year civic engagement students such as Civic Scholars, ENACTUS students, Honors students, or other service groups
Students must have completed 1 or more service-learning (community-engaged learning) courses and/or 80+ hrs volunteering/community engagement (approved by the nominator
Students must be willing, if called, to speak with a delegation of businesses convened by NJCC
Each April, we award selected New Jersey students with the Changebuilder Scholars Award. These scholars are selected through a competitive statewide application process as part of Engage NJ’s AmeriCorps Changebuilders program. One awardee from each institution receives $1,000 to be used in any way that the awardees believe supports their continued success as students and engaged members of their communities. Supervisors and Coordinators can nominate up to three candidates from their own program.