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Road to Industry Programs (RTIPS)

As a result of COVID-19 and the virtual nature of our fall 2020 semester, Career Exploration & Success will not be offering an active new cohort (application class) for each of its popular “Road to Industry Programs,” (RTIPS) including: Road to Communication & Media, Road to Government, Policy & Service, and Road to Food, Animals & the Environment.  We will offer continued support and advising for the students who have previously been accepted to, and participated in our programs prior to fall of 2020.

While program resources and active management of new cohorts will not be offered due to logistical, staffing and budgetary reasons for 2020 – 2021, we will offer continued support and advising for the students who have previously been accepted to, and participated in our programs prior to fall of 2020.

Career Exploration and Success continue to offer multiple options for you to access opportunities for mentoring, career exposure, experiential education, and targeted and career-related skill development.

Career Exploration and Success (CES) offers high-impact mentoring programs designed to connect students to alumni industry experts. Whether the mentoring relationship is formal or informal, the goal of mentoring is to provide career advice as well as both professional and personal enrichment. Click here for information on the Road to Wall Street program.  

Road to Industry Programs match 50 students with 50 alumni within various fields of interest. The goals of the programs are to help students clarify their short-term career goals, identify alumni mentors for networking opportunities, and develop job search skills.   Learn more about the various programs below:

  • Road to Communication & Media Program (RTCM)
  • Road to Government, Policy & Service (RTGPS)
  • Road to Food, Animals & the Environment (RTFAE)
  • Road to Wall Street

Interested in the program? Join us at one of our upcoming information sessions and register via Rutgers Handshake.

Scott Borden

To indicate interest in an advising appointment with Road to Food, Animals & the Environment (RTFAE) Program Director, Scott Borden, and learn about mentoring, career development, and upcoming program information, please list information here.


To indicate interest in an advising appointment with RTGPS, RTCM Program Director, Stacey Kohler, and learn about mentoring, career development, and upcoming program information list information here.


Seeking more information about active mentoring opportunities you can access now? Learn more about our Rutgers Alumni-Supported mentoring and networking platform, Student-Alumni Career Connect System, (SACC) here.

To learn more about searching for internship and full-time positions, or to make an appointment with a CES Advisor, access our Handshake system.


“The RTFAE program is invaluable to me as a junior who is really starting to dive into job exploration, writing resumes and going to interviews. My mentor is a highly successful individual who works in food product development and marketing, which is the field in which I would like to work. I would not have had access to her insight, experience, and network if it were not for a program like this one. I am excited to continue building a network with the other students I meet in RTFAE and using the resources we are given with this program.”

Caleigh Holland
SEBS, Junior, Agriculture & Food Systems

“RTGPS gave me such a unique first-year experience that has transcended Rutgers into a lifelong relationship. My mentor was extremely helpful in helping me develop plans to get involved at Rutgers, find the passions and hobbies that allow me to be creative, and provide guidance for numerous opportunities, including the current organizations in which I serve on the executive board. His mentorship and meaningful advice have continued into my second year where he is currently helping me apply for summer internships and jobs.”

Jillian Cuzzolino
SAS, Sophomore, Political Science, Economics

“Being a part of the very first cohort of RTCM was one of the highlights of my undergraduate experience. It was great to be paired with a mentor in my field of interest, who I was able to speak with one-on-one to get career advice and tips on how to make the most of my time at Rutgers. Overall, RTCM helped me become more confident with my industry skills and general networking abilities”

Melissa Gotlib
RBS, Senior, Marketing