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Career Exploration and Success
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Career Exploration and Success

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CES Employment Opportunities

Career Exploration and Success (CES) helps students align their academic experiences with potential career paths by providing advising, resources, and programs. We assist individuals in exploring interests, values, and skills, discovering diverse careers and majors, gaining practical experience through internships and hands-on opportunities, and pursuing post-graduate goals. Our strong connections with alumni, employers, and graduate schools enhance internship, job, and career prospects. Additionally, we partner strategically with campus departments to support students in developing and showcasing co-curricular experiences that increase competitiveness in future endeavors. CES comprises a dedicated team of over 50 staff members, consisting of both full-time staff members and graduate coordinators. In addition, we have the support of over 150 undergraduate student colleagues who play vital roles in assisting us in achieving our mission.

Forbes Names Rutgers #1 in State, #64 of America’s Best Large Employers

Rutgers moved up 31 places to #64 of 500 employers – and is the #1 ranked New Jersey-based employer – on the publication’s 2023 list of America’s Best Large Employers.

“We are proud to once again be recognized by Forbes as one of the country’s top-ranked employers,” said Vivian Fernandez, the university’s senior vice president for human resources. “Rutgers continues to be committed to workplace excellence, especially in financially challenging times. We will continue to listen to our employees, to respond to varying needs and to make Rutgers a welcoming and rewarding place to work.”

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Flexible Work Arrangement Program

Rutgers University is excited to inform you that the FlexWork@RU Pilot Program has been extended until August 31, 2024. As part of this program, full-time staff members working in Career Exploration and Success can choose between a 4:1 compressed work week or working remotely for two days per week.

Additionally, CES has implemented #FocusFriday, a department-wide practice where internal meetings between CES colleagues are discouraged every Friday. This dedicated time enables staff to concentrate on accomplishing their goals. To further support productivity, CES encourages the utilization of automated "Focus Blocks" through Microsoft Outlook. These automated blocks allow staff members to schedule designated periods of uninterrupted work time, further maximizing their productivity and focus.


Student Positions:

Discover the wealth of opportunities awaiting you at Career Exploration and Success (CES)! Student interns play a crucial role in supporting our wider student community. Within CES, you'll find diverse roles ranging from graduate coordinators and First-year Interest Group Seminar peer instructors to peer career educators, program assistants, and various internships in customer service, marketing, and technology. These positions offer a chance to actively develop the eight essential NACE career competencies necessary for successful futures, including communication, critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork. Join CES today to connect with employers, earn competitive pay, and contribute to a department dedicated to fostering the career success of all students. Your journey to a brighter future starts here!

Student Workers

Non-Discrimination Statement

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other category covered by law in its admission, programs, activities, or employment matters. For additional information, please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: