Due to COVID-19, only virtual advising, recruiting, and career tools are available. Visit careers.rutgers.edu/coronavirus for current conditions and resources.

CES Operating Updates and Virtual Offerings

Virtual Tips

With the shift to virtual communications across the world—we want to provide helpful etiquette tips and articles to ensure students and alumni have the best online experience.

Virtual Programs

From job search strategies to mastering the digital interview—these virtual programs enable participants to develop their skills from the comfort of their home.

Career Technology Help Desk

Contact our help desk with questions related to Handshake, online career resources, or general career planning concerns by phone at 848-932-0144, email careers@echo.rutgers.edu or visit our virtual help desk (Monday - Friday 11am to 1pm). 

Career Advising Appointments

All our in-person meetings are now taking place virtually, including our career advising appointments. Visit your Rutgers Handshake account to schedule an appointment.

Virtual RESUME Critiques

Virtual Drop-in Resume Critique sessions are available to current eligible Rutgers–New Brunswick students. Learn more here.

Virtual Career Meetups

Career Meetups are virtual group advising sessions that enable students to have their career questions answered by a career advisor. Register today!


June 1, 2020 - More Virtual Programming

Ask Us Anything COVID-19 Career Sessions

Are you wondering what is happening in the job market due to COVID-19? Has your career plan been affected, and now you need to rethink your job or internship search? Our panel of career advisors and employer relations staff will answer your career questions and offer tips on how you can still find ways to thrive in a post-pandemic workforce. Visit our events calendar to learn more.

COVID-19 Job Search Booster Workshops Continue

Did you know that 60% of employers hiring for full-time positions are transitioning from in-person to virtual recruiting? This summer, we will teach you how to boost your chances of having a successful job after graduation! Visit our events calendar to learn more.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

May 1, 2020 - Virtual Document Review

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.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

April 20, 2020 - Career (and Life) Readiness Week

Career (and Life) Readiness Week (April 27 - May 1)

Join us for a week of quick-bite 30 minute WebEx talks to help you create a purpose-filled life and career in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. These talks will feature information on the “new” job market and skills in demand; tips from SAS alumni about how to use your Rutgers experience to adapt and cope; stories from recent alumni who are managing new careers during the COVID crisis; and others. Grab a cup of coffee, relax, and learn. Be inspired and find hope—you are among friends.

Visit our website for a complete list of topics, speakers, and dates.

Selected Topics Include:

» Where did the jobs go, and what should I do now?
Speaker: William Rodgers III, Chief Economist, and Professor, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development

» Doing it the Wright Way: How to use your SAS degree to reinvent yourself…again! Speaker: Tim Wright, ’13 Criminal Justice Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Rutgers Football, NFL, The Wright Cut, Dome Audio Headphones

» Adjusting to Chaos: Stories from Alumni who Survived Graduating into a Recession
Speaker: Adam Feigenbaum, ’01 Business Management and History Executive, Speaker, Advisor & Past Chief Customer Officer at iCims

» Find the People You Click With Best: Successful Networking in a World Without Handshakes
Speaker: Calvin Schwartz, An alumnus, professor of career explorations, journalist, and novelist, and more with over 10k+ connections with (mostly) alumni on LinkedIn! Learn the secrets he has shared with the many Rutgers students he has mentored to improve your professional connections.

» Virtual Success: How to Stand Out in a Virtual Internship
Speaker: Tom Matlock, Adjunct Professor of Career Readiness Hosted by the School of Arts and Sciences, Career Explorations in Arts and Sciences initiative in coordination with the Office of Career Explorations and Success.

Can’t attend, but want more information on how to navigate the post-COVID-19 job market? See these resources:

Contact jlenahan@sas.rutgers.edu if you have any questions!

Review these career resources offered by the School of Arts and Sciences here.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

April 17, 2020 - 500 Companies Hiring Students on Handshake 

Find Opportunities on Rutgers Handshake

To all the early career job-seekers who’ve spent the past month wondering: “Is anyone out there still hiring?” We hear you—and the answer is YES! Handshake has compiled a list of 500 in-demand companies across all 50 states that are hiring college students and recent grads right now, including dozens from the Fortune 500View the full list of companies and use the search bar to explore the list based on company name, industry, and location. Then, log into your Rutgers Handshake account to find opportunities available specifically for you. 

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

April 8, 2020 - Ask Me Anything Handshake

Ask Me Anything Handshake Sessions | April 1 - April 17, 2020

We are doing a daily broadcast called "Ask Me Anything" for students, hosted by volunteers from our university career services community. Each hour-long session will take place at 12 pm PST/3 pm EST and will be open to any student on the Handshake platform. The session will be done over Zoom, and once you log in to the session, we will use the "raise hand" functionality in Zoom to allow you to ask your question. There's no limit to how many sessions you can attend. Read more about the "Ask Me Anything" session.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

April 6, 2020 - Alumni Career Development Resources

Alumni Career Development Resources

Below is a comprehensive list of FREE resources. The only fee-based exception is career coaching from the Ayers Group, while the other resources and programs listed are Rutgers affiliations. However, resources such as the Working Lunch Webinar Series, New Start Career Network, various career management articles, and those listed as general and external resources below do not require any logins, NetIDs, or passwords. Additionally, alumni are still able to book advising appointments via Rutgers Handshake.

All alumni career resources indicated below are either accessible or will have detailed information available through the ralumni.com/careerresources webpage unless otherwise indicated. The program and resource titles listed appear as their corresponding sections on the Ralumni website.

  1. Alumni Job-Seekers or Seeking Employment Assistance
    • Working Lunch Webinar Series:
      • Building Recession Resistance, Pt. 1
      • Job Quest
      • Network Better
      • Be Your Brand
    • Additional Resources/Programs:
      • Coffee Break Critiques: free virtual resume reviews
      • CareerShift (job search and networking)
      • Grammarly Premium (spelling and grammar check for resume, cover letter, professional documents/profiles, and personal statements)
      • Big Ten+ Virtual Career Fair
      • Info on Scheduling Career Advising Sessions
    • Brief Career Management Articles:
      • Create a Resume
      • Develop a Job Search Strategy
      • Networking Tips & Best Practices
      • Elevator Pitch
    • General Resources:
  2. Alumni Looking to Help/Get Involved/Make a Donation to Assist Students in Need
    • Student-Alumni Career Connect
    • Rutgers Business School Career and Community Connect
    • Volunteer Opportunities (available through Rutgers/RUAA)
    • Become a Career Coach - New Start Career Network
    • Donate to students in need (Student Emergency Funds, Food Pantry, etc.)
  3. Alumni Looking for Professional Development, Continuing Education
    • Ten Tips for Web Conferencing Etiquette
    • Rutgers Division of Continuing Studies
    • Test Prep Program
    • Pursue Professional Development Programs in Communications
  4. External Resources for COVID-19 Job and General Assistance:
  5. Upcoming Resources/Programs of Note
    • General interest webinars (e.g., Lincoln and Leadership, Women in Business) 
    • The Essentials: micro e-learning courses on various career and professional development topics. Launching week of April 6.
      • Positive Performance and Well-Being
      • COVID-19 Job Market and Assistance Info
    • Working Lunch Webinar Series: Building Recession Resistance, Pt. 2
      • Topics include:
      • Resume refresh
      • Career strategic plan
      • Available programs/resources
      • Career transition
    • Make Retirement Work Webinar: purpose-driven retirement planning for post-career life. Targeting alumni 50+ y/o. Webinar on May 7. Details and registration will be posted on ralumni.com/careerresources.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

March 30, 2020 - Rutgers Global

Rutgers Global - International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

In accordance with President Barchi’s Important Update on University Operating Status Regarding COVID-19, Rutgers Global - ISSS has moved to remote advising as of Friday, March 13. 

The Student Services office at 180 College Avenue will not be open for in-person walk-in advising/appointments until further notice. For more information and updates from ISSS, please visit their website. You can also find information on how to communicate with their office through their operating procedure document.

Features of their new advising and service model: 


The International Student Advisors remain available by email at isss-students@global.rutgers.edu

Remote Appointments 

For these appointments, there are a limited amount of remote appointments that are done with WebEx to answer quick questions (15 minutes or less). If more time is needed, the International Student Advisor will work with you to schedule additional time. 


All student requests can be submitted online via the RGlobal portal


The ISSS phones will not be operational during this period, and emails will be the best method of communication.


Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

March 25, 2020 - Virtual Drop-in Services

Virtual drop-in services are available Mondays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and Wednesdays from 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. To check-in for a drop-in session and be added to the waiting room list, complete 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 join 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 prior to 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.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

March 17, 2020 - Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program (RICP)

Updated Policy Concerning Disruptions to the Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program (RICP) Courses as the Result of Rutgers University's Institutional Restrictions due to COVID-19 

Based on Governor Murphy's recent news conference outlining more stringent policies regarding social distancing and school closures, we are amending our recommendations in regards to students in the Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program. Effective immediately, the following two options are available to students participating in the RICP internship and co-op courses. 

  • Option 1 - REMOTE WORK: Where possible, students who can work remotely to complete their internship/co-op hours may do so. This may require some adjustments on the part of both students and supervisors. The accrual of internship/co-op hours must continue to be documented on the hourly log sheet as outlined in the RICP syllabus. Students who can work remotely but are not able to achieve the required minimum hours can follow the recommendation listed below.

  • Option 2 - END INTERNSHIP:  Students may end their internship/co-op effectively immediately. Students who elect this option must submit their hourly log form in Canvas as soon as possible. Students in the internship course who have completed at least 75 hours can complete the remaining assignments achieving the requisite 75 points to pass the course. For students in the internship course who have completed less than 75 hours, they must complete the remaining assignments achieving the requisite 75 points and one additional supplemental assignment to pass the course. For students in the co-op course who elect this option, confer with your instructor regarding hours completed and whether a supplemental assignment in addition to the remaining assignments is necessary. We will share details regarding this information, including the supplemental assignment, in the Canvas course site for students.

Students are asked to complete the Qualtrics form that was emailed to them by 3/18 at 1 pm. We appreciate your flexibility during this challenging time. Refer questions to internships@echo.rutgers.edu or the student's course instructor.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

March 16, 2020 - Canceled Programs

We continue to monitor the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus), especially as it impacts the economy, and employers seeking to recruit college graduates this year. We understand that the impact of COVID-19, including canceling recruiting events and in-person advising services, may cause some concern among students, especially those soon to graduate who are seeking entry into the workforce.

With the continuing concern of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus), our office has canceled the following events:

JCPenney Suit-Up Event | Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Road to Industry Programs (RTIPs) Information Session | Friday, April 3, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Life After Rutgers | Monday, April 6, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event | Thursday, April 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair | Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

Priority Scheduling Ends March 24

Staff within CES are doing everything within our power to assist you as you continue with your career preparation. One step we have had to take is to limit new career advising appointment scheduling to students who are about to graduate or are recent alumni. We will lift this restriction on March 24, so if you fall into this group, schedule your future appointment via Rutgers Handshake as soon as possible while slots are available.

Virtual Career & Internship Fair

The Office of Career Exploration and Success has worked with our Big10+ Career Consortium colleagues to provide candidates an opportunity to connect with employers through the HireBig10+ Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Registration is free for Rutgers University students and alumni from all four campuses.

Visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.

March 12, 2020 - Virtual Resources Cont.

Due to the university policy in regards to students on campus during this period, our offices are not open to in-person meetups. We have deployed our full list of online resources for students to use during this period. In-person drop-ins are unavailable during this time; however, any student with quick career-related questions can email careers@echo.rutgers.edu.

Career and Internship Fair Alternatives

Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling our upcoming NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair scheduled for April 24. This event was open to students, alumni, as well as the general public within the tri-state area. We recognize that this may cause some hardship among candidates seeking employment opportunities, and thus have worked with our Big10+ Career Consortium colleagues to provide candidates a chance to connect with employers through the HireBig10+ Virtual Career Fair on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Registration is free for Rutgers University students and alumni from all four campuses. Access your Rutgers Handshake account for additional virtual career fair opportunities.

Career Advising

Staff will convert all career advising sessions as online appointments using the Webex protocols.

Virtual Career Meetups

We will maintain our currently scheduled Career Meetups. However, we are converting all Meetups through the end of the semester to virtual group advising. Please visit Rutgers Handshake for more information on Career Meetups.

Recruiting Services

All On-Campus Interview (OCI), including the education On-Campus Interview Days, will take place virtually as opposed to in-person. Candidates and employers will be contacted directly with updated information on cancellations and all other recruiting programs.

For the latest COVID-19 information visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu.

March 10, 2020 - Virtual Resources

Attention all students, employers, and office visitors:

We have been closely monitoring the rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Rutgers University has made the decision to temporarily halt in-person services, which includes our resources within the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES), until mid-April. We understand that the impact of COVID-19 may cause some concern among students, especially those soon to graduate who are seeking entry into the workforce and employers looking to recruit. Staff within CES are doing everything within our power to assist our audiences with their career needs.

Our number one priority will always be the health and safety of our students, employers, and staff. Thus, we in the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) are sharing the following with all students.
Employment Services:
  • Job/Internship Applications: Rutgers Handshake is still an available and robust resource for those seeking job and internship opportunities.
  • Interviews: For those who have accepted an interview with a recruiter through our On-Campus Interviewing Program, we are ready to transition in-person meetings to virtual. CES staff will work directly with all candidates to provide alternatives utilizing our Webex videoconferencing technology or employer-provided systems. Visit webex.com/test-meeting to ensure you have a Webex-capable computer.
  • Information Sessions: Unfortunately, due to the lack of suitable alternatives, all employer networking and information sessions are canceled during this period.
  • Career Fair: Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling our upcoming NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair scheduled for April 24.
  • Currently Employed: Students currently working in an internship or job should check in with their employer to see if you should still report to work. For those earning credit for your internship, contact your academic coordinator for additional information. 
Career Preparation Resources:
  • Online Resources: Access career tools online for assistance with interest clarification, mock interviews, industry information, and more. 
  • Currently Scheduled Appointments: We will convert all currently scheduled career advising appointments to virtual meetings. If you have an appointment, career advisors will send you instructions on how to connect via Webex as your meeting date approaches. We will not penalize you should you need to cancel your appointment for any reason.
  • New Appointments and Inquiries: We are restricting new career advising appointments to seniors and graduate students who are going to graduate in May. Eligible students can request a virtual meeting with a career advisor via Rutgers Handshake. For all others, we ask that you submit general questions on career-related topics to careers@echo.rutgers.edu. A career advisor will respond as soon as possible. Additionally, seek assistance from willing alumni through the Student-Alumni Career Connect system. 
  • Group Advising: We will continue to offer group career advising through our series of Career Meetups; however, these will be converted to virtual sessions using Webex. Visit go.rutgers.edu/advisingmeetups for information on how to connect to these group advising sessions.
Please continue to pay attention to the various email announcements from senior university leadership and visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu for further university-wide updates.