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Your Major Doesn't Always Equal Your Career!
Join a Career Interest Cluster

University Career Services uses a new career development model focused on career interests. This allows students to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on majors and opens the door to a larger portrait of post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within Rutgers Handshake (formerly CareerKnight) are now structured around the career interest clusters.

Learn about each career cluster

What the New Model Is NOT:

  • Services for specific majors only
  • A focus solely on “professional” academic programs (e.g., RBS, SMLR, EOE, etc.)

What the New Model IS:

  • Focus on the Idea that major doesn’t always equal career
  • Designed around career areas/fields
  • Help students explore their career interests and how to get there




Available Cluster Groups:
Students can join any or all of the following clusters through their Rutgers Handshake (formerly CareerKnight) account:

  • Arts, Communications, and Entertainment
  • Business, Financial Services, and Logistics
  • Education and Public & Human Services
  • Food & Agriculture and Environmental & Natural Resources
  • Life Sciences and Health
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
  • Students Still Deciding

Why Join a Cluster:
Students within a cluster will have the opportunity to engage in tailored:

  • Individual career appointments with cluster experts
  • Programs and workshops
  • Networking events and panels
  • Explore career pathways with alumni mentors
  • Career and internship fairs
  • Employer site visits
  • Weekly announcements
  • Job and internship opportunities within Rutgers Handshake (formerly CareerKnight)

How to Join a Cluster: 
Register for a cluster within your profile section of Rutgers Handshake (formerly CareerKnight) today and get involved in exploring new career opportunities!