Skip to News / Media site navigationSkip to main content

RCNJ Pathways Program Prepares Students for Job Market

The Ramapo College Pathways Program, administered through the Cahill Career Development Center, helps students develop a rich understanding of the career development process using resources and tools to embrace future possibilities.  It is designed to guide and support undergraduate students as they prepare for their post-Ramapo plans through career exploration, self-assessment, experiential learning and professional development. The unique program is a graduation requirement, which includes exploring career options, creating and building a portfolio, and preparing to for job interviews.

LaQuan Norman, director of the Cahill Career Development Center, shared in NJBIZ magazine that, “Industry trends affect our coursework development, which helps prepare students to enter the market.” Dr. Scott Frees, professor of computer science and director of RCNJ’s Center for Data, Mathematical, and Computational Sciences, shared, “Companies typically tell us how impressed they are with the ‘hands-on’ skill our graduates already possess. We offer a unique focus on technical programming skills so our students can hit the ground running as software engineers. Our faculty members stay in touch with businesses and industry representatives, and faculty members also have experience as consultants, so the curriculum stays fresh even though the field is evolving quickly.”

Event information can be found at:


One of the resources available to students is the annual Career and Internship Fair. The 2023 event will be held on Wednesday, March 1, in the Bradley Arena from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., co-sponsored by MARCUM and Morgan Stanley. More than 80 companies will be available to meet with more than 350 students about job opportunities and #HireARoadrunner. Students can click here to register and to view the listing of employers that will be at the fair.