"I had the opportunity to meet many wonderful students, caring staff members, and both dynamic and successful speakers that imparted indispensable advice and inspiration. On top of that, I was awarded two scholarships that will contribute tremendously towards my college career. Thank you for the chance to participate in this incredible program."

Luis del Prado
via Instagram

“This has been a wonderful experience, especially as a new incoming transfer student at William Paterson University. Here, I came across wonderful people who I am looking forward to look up during this coming Fall semester. I have never been exposed to such a motivational and goal driven environment.”

Lizbeth Alberto
via Instagram

Crux of Industry Niche (the COIN)

COIN2019 Lead Sponsor


COIN 2017 Group Photo Aug 3, 2017

COIN 2019 Boot Camp


July 29 - August 1

The Cotsakos College of Business offers many experiential learning opportunities to its students including internships, business practicums, student professional advancement badges (formerly "Professional Enrichment"), case competitions, and mentoring programs, among others.  The Crux of Industry Niche (the COIN) is an initiative that provides industry-focused and scalable boot camps to supplement the existing programs at the Cotsakos College of Business.

This summer's 5th Annual industry boot camp will take place from Monday, July 29 through Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the 1600 Valley Road campus. Scholarships will be awarded during Thursday's Barbecue.  William Paterson University students majoring or minoring in Business (accounting, finance, financial planning, global business, management, marketing, professional sales) or Economics and attended all 4 days will be eligible for a CCOB COIN Project Scholarship.

COIN Boot Camp Schedule

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday

  • 8:30 AM - Sign-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM - Morning Session Begins
  • 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM - Lunch
  • 12:30 PM - Afternoon Session Begins
  • 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Individual Career Development Appointments


  • 8:30 AM - Sign-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM - Morning Session
  • 12:30 - 2:00 - Networking and Scholarship Barbecue

We will be announcing this summer's speakers via Social Media

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @wpunjbusiness

#WPCoin2019     #wpCCOB

Career Center Sessions

Earn credit toward your Student Professional Advancement (SPA) Keystone Badge
(Formerly Professional Enrichment Career Development)

First register for COIN, then visit https://bit.ly/310g3Cw to reserve your Career Center session(s)

(20 Minute Sessions)

Monday, July 29
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, July 30
3:00 - 5:00 PM

Wednesday, July 31
3:00 - 5:00 PM

The Career Development Component (SPA Keystone Badge) is an important part to the Student Professional Advance Program.  This requirement will allow you to participate in guided activities and experiences that will teach you how to develop the necessary skills in order to navigate your professional career development process.