In spring 2020, nearly 100 freshmen engineering students at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) used our Emerge curriculum to learn essential professional skills like email writing, LinkedIn profiles and resume construction.
The lead instructor of the First-Year Seminar course, Ryan Baldwin, oversaw a pre- and post-assessment of the students to gauge the effectiveness of Emerge.
Survey questions included:
- I confidently place phone calls to speak with others
- I have a professional email signature created
- I am comfortable introducing myself to professors
From the NJIT report on the assessment data:
“Virtually every item the students ranked saw an increase in agreement, and confidence reported by the students who participated in this pilot program. More than half of the items ranked saw an increase in rank of at least 0.75 on the 5-point scale.”