Senior Experience Portal

The Senior Experience internship is an interactive learning partnership through which students increase their knowledge and skills in a particular area of study while under the guidance of a mentor(s). The internship allows our students to team up with a variety of people within the community, and it allows business and corporations to invest in the future of their industry. Our students bring knowledge in the following fields:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Automotive Engineering & Design
  • Culinology®BTLogo
  • Digital Media 
  • Commercial Art 
  • Computer Science
  • Fashion Design & Merchandising
  • Law & Justice
  • Strategic Asset Management

  • New Senior Experience

The essential component of a successful internship is that the student actively participates in an area of interest under the guidance of a mentor. Different mentors approach this in different ways. Some mentors design special projects to have students develop particular skills. Others integrate students into ongoing projects that may require the student to collaborate with other colleagues (teamwork) or to work independently on one aspect of the project which the student is capable of undertaking with minimal supervision (initiative). Internships may be in any discipline or involve any profession; however, it is mandatory each student be linked to an internship that relates to the student's field of study.

Defining what an internship is not, is equally as important as defining what it is. Students are expected to perform duties, including filing, typing, etc., that are relevant to their intern position. However, they are not to serve as "day labor" for businesses or social/public service agencies. An internship is not an employment experience as much as it is a learning experience.

 Program Highlights

  • The Senior Experience program is a graded internship graduation requirement that is board-approved for students in their senior year.
  • Student interns report directly to the internship every Wednesday during the academic year for the full business day.
  • Specific internship hours are determined by the mentor.
  • Internship begins in September and concludes in June.
  • Starting date may vary.
  • Mentorship may be provided by one or more individuals within the organization who take an active interest in the student's growth and development as an intern.
  • Internship activities can be performed with no monetary compensation to the student intern.

 The 159 graduates of the Class of 2017 completed their Senior Experience Internship at the following locations:

  • Class of 2017
Access Wealth Planning
Agentry PR
Alice and Trixie
American Museum of Natural History
Applied Technology of Bergen Community College
Awad & Khoury LLP
Bergen County Academies
Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute
Bergen County Sheriff Department
Bergen County Technical Schools 
Bergen County Technical Schools: Adult & Continuing Education Division
Bergen County Zoological Park
BMW of North America
Borough of Leonia 
Boswell Engineering
Butterfly Bakeshop
C9 Concepts
Carlstadt Public School
CEMA Creative
Cliffside Park Borough Hall
Cliffside Park Recreation Department 
Columbia Bank Headquarters
Columbus Elementary School
Community Resource Council
Contract Manufacturing Partners, Inc.
Cooper Union
Cramer Rosenthal McGlynn, LLC
Creamer-Sanzari, A Joint Venture
CTC Academy
Dance Dimnesions
David E. Owens Middle School
DeBaun Performing Arts Center
DiNardo & Associates
DR. PC Computer Repair Service
E-Plant Dental Group
Englewood Dental
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
Excel Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Fundaci?n Angel Ariel
Gadget Software
Gale Branding
Garfield Middle School
Gentle Dental
Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of St.John the Theologian 
Hackensack  Fire Department
Hackensack UMC- Palisades
Harwood Lloyd, LLC
Helidex Offshore
Holy Name Hospital Fitness
Holy Name Medical Center
Hot Jewelry Box
iLearn Schools, Inc
In-Tech Services LLC
JAD Consulting LLC
John Theurer Cancer Center (JTCC) HUMC
Kaufman Dolowich & Voluck, LLP
Kulite Semiconductor Products, Inc.
Laguna 2 Corp
Latitude Showroom 
Les Tout Petits
Liberty Science Center
Little Ferry Memorial Middle School
Maywood Pubic Schools
Meadowlands Environment Center
MEK Review
Memorial Middle School 
Metropolitan Neuropsychological Consulting
Millers Bakery
My Wallington Pharmacy
New Horizon Financial Corporation
New Jersey Institute of Technology
NJIT Physics Department
New Jersey Transit
New Start New Jersey
NJIT Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
North Arlington Municipal Court
Nu Products Seasonings Co.
NY NJ Car Service, LLC
NYU Langone Medical Center
NYU Langone Medical Center: Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine
Office of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr.
One Key LLC
One River School School of Art + Design
Palisades Park Public Library
Parano & Associates
Paterson District Office of Congressman Bill Pascrell
Picatinny Arsenal
Portrait Artistry by Linda Marie
Ridgefield Park Animal Hospital
Riley E. Horton, Jr., LLC
Sal Lauretta for Men
Schneider Electric
Secaucus HS - New Jersey Center of Teaching and Learning Room 214
Showroom Seven
Sm Square Academy
SRF Accounting Group LLC
Starbucks (Corp.)
Sterling Medical Devices
Sun Noodle LLC
Superintedent of Elections
Tanners Avenue Corp.
The Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey
The Source Dance Lab
The Valley Hospital 
Van Saun County Park / Bergen County Zoological Park
Veterinary Center of Morris County
Young People's Chorus of NYC