2020 Timeline

February 29th 

We announced Thrivers at the Engage-NJ Student Conference

March 5th

Nomination Process Opens (via email submission - available for download from this site here)

April 9th

Deadline for Submitting Completed Nominations

April 30th

Publish and Promote Thrivers to our Employer Networks

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 to today's challenges

This Publication is Designed to Highlight New Jersey Higher Education Graduates with the Skills to Thrive in the Workplace

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 (NJBIS, 2020).

Are employers looking in the right places?

At each college and university here in New Jersey that are members of New Jersey Campus Compact (NJCC), 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 NJCC is providing?

Employers are looking for a thriving workforce, so let’s connect them with you!  NJCC will do this through a printed publication to be shared with our network and partners above and also through an online database on njcampuscompact.org. Finally, we will use email and social media campaigns to maximize our reach.

Who is Eligible to be Nominated?

  1. Students graduating in 2020

  2. Students who are Changebuilders, Bonners, Multi-year civic engagement students such as Civic Scholars, ENACTUS students, Honors students, or other service groups

  3. Students must have completed 1 or more service learning (community engaged learning) courses and/or 80+ hours volunteering/community engagement (approved by nominator)

  4. Students must be willing, if called, to speak with a delegation of business convened by NJCC

(Students please note that you must be nominated by your president or chancellor in order to be eligible)

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