Our virtual front desk will be available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm ET, and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm ET. Feel free to reach us by email as well at careers@echo.rutgers.edu.

Meet with an Advisor

Our staff members can assist eligible students and alumni through individual career sessions. Prior to utilizing in-person services, consider the library of online career tools acquired by Career Exploration and Success. Tools include self-assessments, industry guides, networking databases, virtual mock interviewing systems, and more.  Learn more about the various online tools here.

Learn more below:

Career Studio

Ask Us Anything

Career Assistance Appointments

 

Ask Us Anything

Ask Us Anything sessions are informal, virtual meetings which are facilitated by our full-time cluster specific Career Advisors. We will answer your career questions and offer tips on how you can still find ways to thrive in a post-pandemic workforce. Learn about scheduled Ask Us Anything sessions on the event calendar.



Career Meetups (Group Advising Sessions)

Career Meetups are informal, casual meetings that take place in various areas across campus and are co-facilitated by one of our full-time cluster-specific Career Advisors and a student Peer Career Advisor. They begin with a brief presentation followed by an open discussion. Think of these as small group advising sessions that provide an opportunity for meaningful dialogue among a group of peers.  Learn about scheduled Career Meetups on the events calendar.


Drop-in Resume Critique Hours

Virtual drop-in services are available Wednesdays 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. On Wednesday, July 8th, there will be no drop-in services. To check-in for a drop-in session and be added to the waiting room list, submit this form.

When someone is available to assist you, you will receive a phone call at the phone number you provide in this form. Please keep your phone nearby to ensure you don't miss your invitation to join a meeting room. If you do not enter a meeting room within three minutes of the invitation, you may lose your spot in line and will need to resubmit the form to join the waiting room again.

Appointments are 15-20 minutes, and we have multiple staff working during each drop-in time. If you feel like you need more time, you're welcome to submit the form again and jump back in line for another drop-in session. 

Please be aware that the drop-in form may close before the end of the drop-in time. If this occurs, it's because the list is full, and you'll have to wait until the next drop-in time to have a consultation. 

We strive to decrease wait time and provide quality service to you. If you have any issues or concerns with your drop-in experience, please contact careers@echo.rutgers.edu

Virtual Document (Resume, CV, or Cover Letter) Review

No appointment needed! Want to have your document reviewed but can’t join us during drop-in hours or for an appointment? Prefer to send it in and get feedback in writing? Submit your document here and we will provide electronic feedback. You must attach your resume, CV, or cover letter within the form as either a Microsoft Word or PDF file. Our virtual document review process will be closing on August 11, 2020. If you have any questions, please email us at careers@echo.rutgers.edu.

This service is available to Rutgers – New Brunswick students specifically. If you are a Rutgers – Newark or Rutgers Camden student looking for career-related advice or document review, please email: careers@newark.rutgers.edu or careercenter@camden.rutgers.edu respectively.

Drop-in Resume Critique Hours are available to current eligible Rutgers-New Brunswick students. Alumni should schedule an appointment through Rutgers Handshake for resume reviews.

If you would like to have your resume critiqued, we recommend that you first try our resume drop-in hours. No appointment is necessary! Bring a hard copy of your resume to the drop-in critiques.

View Drop-in Hours and Locations


Career Studio

“Your career in the making!”

Fall 2020 will be the launch of the new Career Studio—a common space, where students can drop-in to access career advising resources from CES Staff and Peer Career Coaches (PCCs). The Career Studio is intended to be a space where students can come and create and work on their career needs and have staff and students available to assist them with their on the spot questions.

Hours

  • Tuesday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Wednesday: 11 am – 3 pm
  • Friday: 10 am – 2 pm

Services Offered

  • Resume, cover letter, and CV reviews
  • Interview prep
  • Assistance activating handshake account and exploring tools and resources on Handshake
  • LinkedIn assistance
  • Negotiation tips
  • Assistance with professional correspondence

Drop-In Resume Critique Hours

Drop-in services will be unavailable on Thursday, October 1.

Virtual drop-in resume critique services are available Mondays and Thursdays 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

Monday drop-ins are for the Food, Agriculture, Environmental and Natural Resources Career Community and Thursday drop-ins are for the Business, Financial Services, and Logistics Career Community. To check-in for a drop-in session and be admitted to the Zoom waiting room, submit this form.

Appointments are 15-20 minutes. If you feel like you need more time, you’re welcome to submit the form again and jump back in line for another drop-in session.

Please be aware the drop-in form may close before the end of the drop-in time. If this occurs, it’s because the list is full, and you’ll have to wait until the next drop-in time to have a consultation.

We strive to decrease wait time and provide quality service to you. If you have any issues or concerns with your drop-in experience, please contact careers@echo.rutgers.edu.


Career Assistance Appointments

Our career advisors are available to assist eligible Rutgers University-New Brunswick students and alumni with a range of career-related issues on an individual basis, such as:

  • Develop your 4-year career action plan (Career GPS)
  • Assess your skills and interests
  • Choose a major and explore careers
  • Gain experience through internships, co-ops, and more
  • Consider and apply for graduate school
  • Search for jobs

The number of appointments scheduled with an advisor will vary depending on the career issue(s) needing attention. Get answers to common questions regarding career assistance.

Scheduling a Career Assistance Appointment:

  • Currently enrolled eligible students and recent alumni (1 year out):  Request an appointment online via your Rutgers Handshake account.
  • Alumni (greater than 1 year): Learn more about scheduling an appointment.
  • Unaffiliated w/ Rutgers-New Brunswick: Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers University-New Brunswick provides a wide range of services to members of the Rutgers community. However, we are unable to provide career advising services to individuals who are not Rutgers-New Brunswick students or alumni. If you are part of the long-term unemployed, we recommend utilizing the resources of our partners at the New Start Career Network.
  • Check out and use our online resources to help you develop your career action plan prior to your career assistance appointment!

Video Call Career Assistance Appointments:

Video call career assistance enables a current Rutgers, New Brunswick student, or Rutgers, New Brunswick alumni up to one year from graduation to have a video call advising session with a career advisor through Zoom.

  • Students should make an appointment through Rutgers Handshake by selecting the appropriate topic, and appointment medium, Video Call – Instructions Will be emailed.
    • Topics Include:
      • How Do I Even Get Started?
      • Still Deciding on a Major/Career
      • Resume/Cover Letter Review
      • Major and Career Exploration/Planning
      • Curriculum Vitae (CV) Review
      • Internship/Co-op Search Strategies
      • Job Search Strategies
      • Offer Negotiations
      • LinkedIn/Social Media Coaching
      • Interview Strategies/Mock Interview
      • Graduate and Professional School Planning
      • Personal Statement
      • And more!
  • The career advisor will communicate the Zoom meeting room to the student by sending a confirmation notice via email or Handshake message within one business day before the appointment.
  • The student will enter the meeting through Zoom. He/she is encouraged to have a working webcam. The student has the option of using a computer microphone or phone for audio and must ensure that Zoom will work on his/her computer. View Zoom Help instructions here
  • Day of Appointment: The student should log in to the Zoom meeting room five minutes before the scheduled time. If the career advisor is not already present, he/she will join by the scheduled time.
  • The advisor may use the screen-sharing feature to share information and resources during the appointment. The student will be able to see the advisor via webcam at the same time.
  • In the case of technical difficulties and the inability to connect, the student should contact the career advisor by email. The contact information for all career advisors is here: CES Staff Directory.
  • Due to the technical methods of video call career assistance appointments, confidentiality breaches may occur, and Career Exploration and Success cannot be held liable.

No-Show/Cancellation Policy:

We understand that unexpected academic obligations, work commitments, and illnesses can affect your schedule. However, please advise the Office of Career Exploration and Success of any change as early as possible, as there is a high demand for advising appointments. Your cancellation will allow us to offer your time slot to another student. Be sure to check your schedule carefully in order to avoid multiple appointment cancellations.

Read the full no-show policy to avoid losing your advising appointment privileges.