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.

What are Career Communities?

Career Exploration and Success uses a new career development model focused on career interests. This allows students to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on majors and opens the door to a larger portrait of post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within Rutgers Handshake are now structured around the career interest communities.

How to join a Career Community:

Sign in to Rutgers Handshake and go to your profile, then 'Career Interests', and select 1-3 career communities you want to join. Don't forget to scroll all the way down and click Save!

What the New Model Is NOT:

  • Services for specific majors only
  • A focus solely on “professional” academic programs (e.g., RBS, SMLR, EOE, etc.)

What the New Model IS:

  • Focus on the idea that major doesn’t always equal career
  • Designed around career areas/fields
  • Help students explore their career interests and how to get there





Available Community Groups:
You can join any or all of the following communities through your Handshake account:

Not sure which community to join?

Why Join a Community:
Students within a community will have the opportunity to engage in tailored:

  • Individual career appointments with cluster experts
  • Programs and workshops
  • Networking events and panels
  • Explore career pathways with alumni mentors
  • Career and internship fairs
  • Employer site visits
  • Weekly announcements
  • Job and internship opportunities

How to Join a Community: 
Register for a community within your profile section of Handshake today and get involved in exploring new career opportunities!