Club Spotlight: Nucleus

The Nucleus is NJIT’s official yearbook club, with the dedicated purpose of the club revolving around creating and distributing a yearbook for the most recent school year. The yearbook is supposed to highlight the college experience for the class of graduating seniors while at the same time offering them a memento to represent all of the fond memories they have developed while attending NJIT. 

The Nucleus is always accepting new members, and there are several different ways for new individuals to participate in the yearbook creation process. Meetings are a great way to make friends and explore new passions as new members are placed onto one of several different committees. These committees are split up based on what they contribute to the paper, featuring: writing, photography, and layout, business. Experience is not needed for spots in any of these committees, and the club is happy to train members in an effort to help them realize their potential. 

All of the committees work in conjunction with each other to create the Yearbook. The photography committee is responsible for capturing memorable moments on campus and taking pictures of prominent individuals in the NJIT community. The writing committee is in charge of giving context to these moments by drafting captions and messages to accompany the photos. The business committee is in charge of community outreach, recruiting new members and selling the yearbook. The layout committee compiles the photographs and writing in the finished yearbook. Although this process is involved and requires meticulous planning and attention to detail, the final product is worth it, especially with the passion and energy of the wonderful Nucleus crew.   

The members are all very enthusiastic about their work, and the comradery featured in the club is one of the strongest you will find on campus. There are opportunities for members to experience personal and professional growth as they learn new skills, meet new people on campus and just generally have a good time. 

If you have skills in graphic design, writing, photography or social media (or are looking to learn!) and are trying to find ways to apply them on the NJIT campus, the Nucleus is the place for you! Meetings are on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. in the Nucleus office, located in Room 464 in the Campus Center. Come check it out! 

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