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Volunteer at a Career Program

Interested in giving back to Rutgers by sharing your expertise? Rutgers University-New Brunswick is in need of employer and alumni volunteers to assist our staff with career development programs for our students. We are in need of field experts to assist our Career Development Specialists in critiquing resumes, performing mock interviews, and serving on career panels designed to prepare our students for the world-of-work. Register for a volunteer program below. As a token of our appreciation, your organization name will be included in marketing materials for the event and the top volunteer for the year will be recognized at our annual Career Knights of Distinction Awards Dinner.

Fall 2015 Volunteer Opportunities & Descriptions:

  • Drop-in Resume Clinic (September 14 or September 15 from 12:00pm - 3:30pm)
    Volunteers are needed to serve as resume critiquers during 15-minute sessions with current students prior to our large Fall Career & Internship Mega Fair. Both technical (9/14) and non-technical (9/15) clinics will be available.
    Registration Information: This event is currently filled to capacity
     
  • Mock Interview Clinic (October 1 from 11:00am - 5:00pm)
    Volunteers are needed to perform mock interviews with students and provide feedback. Students will be paired with volunteers based on their career interest cluster. Training and lunch for volunteers will occur at the start of the program.
    Registration Information:  This event is currently filled to capacity
     
  • Site Visits: Student Field Trips to Employer Locations (various industry employers on different dates)
    Volunteers are sought to host a site visit at locations within NJ, NYC, and PA.  Volunteers will organize a half-day program (sample schedule can be provided) where approximately 40 students and staff can learn about the organization, network with organization employees and RU alumni, and tour the facilities.  Lunch for students will be provided by RU prior to arrival at site.  The goal is to provide students with exposure to the world-of-work while also allowing them to learn about individual employment organizations associated with their career clusters.
    • Organization within the Food, Agriculture, Environmental, or Natural Resources areas
      • Date: October 30 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • Registration Information: Registration for this event is now full.  Thank you for your interest.
    • Organization within the Health, General Sciences, Technology, Engineering, or Math areas
      • Date: November 13 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • Registration Information: Registration for this event is now full.  Thank you for your interest.
    • Organization within the Arts or Entertainment areas
    • Organization within the Business or Communications areas
      • Date: December 4 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm
      • Registration Information: Registration for this event is now full.  Thank you for your interest.
         
  • Undergraduate Career Conference (November 6 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm)
    Volunteers are needed to participate in the closing roundtable networking session (7:00 - 8:00pm) and/or serve as a workshop presenter during session block 1 (5:10 - 5:55pm) or session block 2 (6:00 - 6:45pm). Presentation topics include:

  • Career Exploration & Networking Panel & Social (various subject areas on different dates)
    These events include a Q&A panel with employer volunteers as well as a brief networking social. Events are based on career interests areas:

CONTACT US:  For questions regarding any of our volunteer opportunities, please contact David Bills at career_volunteers@echo.rutgers.edu