STORIS, located in Mount Arlington, N.J., provides retail software solutions for the furniture, bedding, appliance and electronics industries. STORIS’ Unified Commerce solution enables today’s retailers to engage with their customers across all vital purchasing platforms. From instore and online to mobile devices and kiosks, STORIS’ shopping cart technology integrates critical data points across channels. STORIS has been providing technology to retailers for almost 30 years including to recognizable brands such as Ethan Allen, Bassett, and Ashley Furniture HomeStores.
STORIS has been named to NJBIZ’s Best Places to Work in N.J. for several years, including earning the #1 spot in 2014. The business is guided by its core values: Respect Customers, Be a Great Partner, Pursue Excellence, Exhibit Integrity & Accountability, Create a Positive Work Environment, Facilitate Personal Growth, Be Humble, Encourage Open Communication, Embrace Change Courageously, Leverage Teamwork, Work Smart and Acquire and Demonstrate Knowledge. This has helped them retain employees with an average tenure of almost 10 years.
STORIS is excited to be offering this scholarship to a deserving student at Ramapo College. They have a valued partnership with the Cahill Career Development Center at Ramapo College. Working with Computer Science programs in the state of N.J., employing top talent, and educating future Computer Scientists are important ventures for STORIS. Since 2010, STORIS’ Application Development Internship Program has hosted many Ramapo College students. The internship program provides Computer Science majors with the ability to work on real-world programming tasks and have visibility into the development processes of practical applications. Many of these interns obtain full-time employment after graduation. In fact, many of STORIS’ successful developers and programmers are alumni of Ramapo.
- Computer Science major
- GPA of 3.2 +
- New Jersey resident and U.S. citizen
- Recipient could be eligible for an internship or employment opportunity
“I plan on becoming an entrepreneur, and I’ll use my technology skills to help improve the lives of others,” says Jared Rodriguez. Jared is a freshman studying Computer Science. He is from Ridgefield Park, N.J. and has earned a 3.9 GPA.
Jared is active within the college atmosphere and works consistently to help other students with their own studies.
Off campus, he volunteers at his local congregation and works for Elite Cad Designs, LLC, where he scans cameras.
Nicholas Baldwin of Hillsborough, N.J. is a Computer Science major and recipient of the National Science Foundation Scholarship. As a senior in high school, he was the Business Vice President of his robotics team.
Nicholas interns off-campus at the New Jersey Pediatric Neurology Institute, where is responsible for assisting the system administrator with his daily duties. Post-graduation, he plans to obtain a job in software engineering.
Justina Celentano is a Junior Computer Science major.
She is very active on campus, from being on the e-board of many clubs and organizations to working in the Center for Student Involvement. “Promoting inclusivity in the Computer Science field is one of my passions and I hope that my efforts in helping found the Women in Computing organization on campus will make a positive impact at Ramapo.”
Joseph Allen of Franklin, N.J. is a Computer Science major, with minors in Mathematics and Psychology. He has a 3.8 GPA.
In addition to being a Ramapo Admissions Student Ambassador, Joseph is a computer science tutor, a role he is particularly proud of. “One of my favorite moments is when I see how happy my students are when a concept they are struggling with finally clicks. When I see them using the same examples I showed them to explain something to their classmates, I know that I’ve really helped them.”
He hopes to work on small but impactful projects after graduation.
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