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Rutgers Road to Communication & Media Program
It's not just about WHAT you know, but WHO you know!

THIS JUST IN: Rutgers Road to Communication and Media Program is officially launching Fall 2017!

Applications for students are available HERE
The application deadline is November 6, 2017.

Rutgers undergraduates from all majors and academic interests are welcome to apply for University Career Services' newest, high-impact mentoring program. Applications for students will be available here on October 2, 2017. Read more about our program below, and attend RTCM events to make your application stand out!

Calling All Alumni

Applications to be a mentor are now available. Click HERE to complete yours today!



Are you the type of person who is very creative, or has a knack for analyzing, problem solving and thinking quickly on your feet? Do your friends describe you as innovative? If so, it sounds like you have what it takes to have a promising career in the fast-paced and budding field of Communication and Media! In order to break into these fascinating careers, it’s not just about what you know, but often who you know! 

About the Road to Communication & Media (RTCM) Program: 

Modeled after our successful Road to Wall Street program–where 96% of participants who graduated in 2015 obtained post-graduation employment success–this multi-year program is designed to help you explore career pathways within the field while connecting you with alumni mentors who can help you learn the tricks to breaking into the industry. Through this high-impact program, students will map a path through the competitive world of communication and media where opportunities exist in diverse areas, including:

  • Content Creation and Editing
  • Digital Marketing (Social Media)
  • Media and Advertising Sales
  • Media Production
  • Public and Corporate Relations
  • Web and Graphic Design

Road to Communication & Media (RTCM) Program Highlights: 

The RTCM boasts a three-phased program, consisting of destinations which are designed to give students the competitive edge in their journey into a career within Communication and Media.

Students participate in a variety of exploration events and resources to learn about the various facets of the field.  Participation in these events and resources counts towards admission into the competitive mentoring program. Think of your participation as collecting stamps in your passport as you travel the Road to Communication and Media. The more stamps you receive, the more well-traveled you will be!

Begin filling your passport with stamps at our upcoming events! Click on the event below to view information and register. Because seating is limited at some events, we encourage you to RSVP as soon as possible.

RTCM Info Sessions for Sophomores and Juniors (attend 1 of 3)

RTCM Info Sessions for First-year Students (attend 1 of 3)

RTCM Application Resume Workshop (all students- attend 1 of 2)

RTCM Drop-In Hours

  • Every Monday and Friday in October from 11:30-2:00
  • 15 minute appointments for questions, application/resume help, etc.
  • No registration needed, just come by the Gateway Transit Village Office on College Avenue

Approximately 50 students will be selected to participate in the competitive mentoring program where they will be paired with a Rutgers alumni working within the field. Students will earn stamps in their passports through participation in the first-year exploration programs listed above. Stamps provide students with extra admissions points to the competitive RTCM mentoring program. Alumni mentors provide instruction and contacts necessary to help students maximize their ability to break into the field. Keep checking this website as more information regarding the Mentoring program will be added. Applications for students will be available online on October 2, 2017.
View applications for alumni mentors.

Students who have successfully navigated through and completed the first two years of the program will have a unique opportunity to serve as paid student program ambassadors. The Ambassadors will assist in marketing the program to first-year and sophomore students while providing program planning and career development assistance for participants.


Contact Us:

We look forward to being your guide as you travel down the Road to Communication and Media! Contact Stacey Kohler, Program Director for Road to Industry Programs, at stacey.kohler@rutgers.edu for more information.