CIANJ Recognizes Berkeley College Best Practice in Career Services

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Berkeley College was among the honorees at the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) and COMMERCE magazine Best Practices Awards reception, held on September 12, 2017, at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, NJ.  Other recipients of the best practices award included notable firms such as Deloitte & Touche, Valley National Bank, Hackensack Meridian Health and Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti.

Berkeley College was honored for the best practice in the Office of Career Services that empowers students and graduates to realize lifelong success in dynamic careers.  Lifetime career assistance is available to more than 50,000 Berkeley College alumni.

From resume writing to interviewing for required internships, researching firms, establishing and sustaining digital footprints and employment, the department’s staff of more than 30 professionals provides one-on-one career counseling from the time a student first enrolls through and beyond graduation.

“The career services focus of Berkeley College for our students and alumni is essential to supplying a constant flow of talent into our workplaces and our communities,” said President Michael J. Smith. “We move career-focused students across the graduation stage into lifelong professional and personal success.”

The Berkeley College Office of Career Services conducts approximately 45 career fairs and 95 on-campus recruiting events annually. It also organizes 70 workshops and panels for students and alumni, including those for special audiences such as military and veteran students or those interested in a particular field.

Photo Captions: (Above) Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) recognizes members of the Berkeley College Office of Career Services during the CIANJ and COMMERCE magazine Best Practices Awards reception on September 12, 2017, at Nanina’s in the Park in Belleville, NJ.

(Top) Amy Soricelli, Vice President, Career Services, Berkeley College (left), accepts the Best Practices Award from Anthony Russo, President, CIANJ (right) on behalf of Berkeley College.

The independent panel of judges selected award recipients in the areas of accounting, architecture and engineering, banking, contractors, environmental business, financial services, food and beverages, fundraising, healthcare, higher education, human resources, law, manufacturing, marketing/website development, real estate, supply chain, technology, utilities, and wine and spirits. You can see a full list of all Best Practice award recipients here.

A leader in providing career-focused education since 1931, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls more than 8,000 students – including more than 550 international students – in its Master’s, Bachelor’s and Associate’s degree and Certificate programs. Students can study in more than 20 career fields. Berkeley College is comprised of the Larry L. Luing School of Business®, the School of Professional Studies, the School of Health Studies, and the School of Liberal Arts. The School of Graduate Studies offers an MBA in Management online and in Woodland Park, NJ.

Berkeley College has five New Jersey campuses – Dover, Newark, Paramus, Woodbridge and Woodland Park. In New York there are three campuses – Midtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Berkeley College Online® serves a global population. For four consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has named Berkeley College among the Best Colleges for Online Bachelor’s Programs and among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans. The website address is


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