The Newark College Institute (NCI), RWA’s flagship college institute, was founded in 2012 to prepare college students to meet professional employers’ demands. NCI provides participants with Real World professional and personal development skills and exposure to various career opportunities and industry leaders. They work in partnerships with multiple agencies and organizations across the city of Newark and beyond, and are a member of several city-wide initiatives, including the NCLC, Hire.Buy.Live.Newark, and Newark 2020.
Newark College Freshman Institute
This program is designed to prepare incoming freshmen and transfers for what they are to expect while attending a four-year college/university for the first time. It is also their introduction to career readiness training and an opportunity to speak with professionals in a variety of fields.
Newark College Institute Mentoring
The Newark College Institute provides mentors for all of those who successfully complete the Freshman Institute. The mentors help participants get adjusted to college life and discuss short and long term academic and career goals in their first semester.
This event is composed of a teamwork activity, networking sessions, pre-internship training, and a social outing. It is designed to help participants gain skills, meet other participants who are a part of NCI, network with senior-level professionals who are employed in their desired field, and participate in fun, learning activities with a chance to win prizes.
The Newark College Senior Institute (NCSI) is a recently revamped program which serves to help graduating seniors get prepared to enter the workforce. The NCSI is very competitive and participants must complete a series of prerequisites in order to be eligible. Participants who successfully complete the Senior Institute are then guaranteed full-time employment at a variety of Newark-based organizations.
For more information, visit the NCI website.