As a Sponsor, you provide NJIT students with real-world, hands-on experience. You are expected to work closely with the students and monitor the project throughout the semester. You must provide the resources needed to enable students to complete the project, as well as career opportunities, recommendation letters, and recognition, and more. Read more about the Expectations and Types of Projects below.
- Match students' interests, backgrounds, and dreams in your project proposal
- Attend an introductory sponsors project open house and attend all five sprints in-class
- Understand, support, and match the learning outcomes of the capstone program
- Provide clear requirements, reasonable expectations, and a feasible project
- Provide rewarding, exciting, and substantial learning experiences for students
- Communicate at least weekly with students and respond promptly to their questions via email, phone, or in person meetings
- Sign our capstone agreement and accept our students-signed NJIT NDA that provides protection to all involved parties
- Provide resources needed to enable students to complete the project
- Provide proper compensation for transportation if necessary
- Provide career opportunities, recommendation letters, and recognition
- Positive organization attitude towards out students
- Adapt to students' capabilities and learning curves. These are students, not professional employees.
Types of Projects
The program accepts a very wide array of IT/software driven problem-solving projects including software development, business analysis and IT solutions Recently, the projects that match students interests most include but not limited to:
- Large network engineering projects including the design, configuration, and implementation of a reliable network for a large building/office (high demand).
- Network, information and web application security (very high demand).
- Computer forensics, cyber security and IT criminal justice (high demand).
- iPhone and Android application development (high demand).
- Audio or video work for an event, audio/video editing, or something where a graphic designer is needed. Something involving skills in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere, or Soundbooth.
- Game Development projects.
- Projects that involve business analysis and/or design of interactive systems using HCI principles
- Web development projects that involve social media using PHP/Mysql.
- Database-driven and software engineering projects involving Java and C++.
- Projects that offer partnerships, entrepreneurship, profit-share and career opportunities.
- Projects that are highly innovative and exciting.
- Projects that help people and the community.