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Students & Alumni

Resources & Services

Here at Career Exploration and Success, we provide career-related advising, resources, and programs to help individuals discover their interests, values, and skills, explore careers and majors, develop skills through internships and experiential opportunities, and pursue their post-graduate goals.

 

Students & Alumni

89%
Students Graduating with Experience

(e.g., Internship, Leadership, Research, etc.)

80%
Annual Student Engagement with CES

(e.g., Events, Appointments, Online Tools, etc.)

41,689
Students with Handshake Accounts

(Career Management Platform)

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Free Tuition Challenge

At Career Exploration and Success, we know how hard Rutgers students work! That's why we are the only office on campus that raffles off free tuition and other cool prizes to students who participate in our challenge.

Career Advising Appointments

Our career advisors are available to assist eligible Rutgers University-New Brunswick students and alumni with a range of career-related issues on an individual basis, such as:

  • How Do I Even Get Started?
  • Develop a 4-year Career Action Plan
  • Assess Your Skills and Interests
  • Choose a Major and Explore Careers
  • Gain Experience through Internships, Co-ops, and More
  • Consider and Apply for Graduate School
  • Search for Jobs

The number of appointments scheduled with an advisor will vary depending on the career issue(s) needing attention. RBS–New Brunswick students may also access career advising services through the Office of Career Management.

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Virtual Drop-in Career Studio

Join us at the Career Studio — a virtual common space where students can drop in and get on-the-spot assistance with their career journey, from the comfort of their own computer. Staffed by Peer Career Coaches (PCCs), the Studio is a place you can visit as often as you'd like, stay as long as you want, and access career resources without coming to one of our offices. We're here to support your career in the making!

The Career Studio is available to current Rutgers-New Brunswick students only.

Services Offered

  • Interview Prep
  • Negotiation Tips
  • LinkedIn Assistance
  • Resume, Cover Letter, and CV Reviews
  • Application Tips, Tricks, and Assistance
  • Assistance with professional correspondence
  • Assistance Activating Your Handshake Account or,
  • Other Online Career Tools

Hours

Monday: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday: 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Thursday: STUDIO CLOSED
Friday: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

During the Fall '22 semester, the Career Studio will be closed on the following dates: 9/7, 9/12, 9/15, 9/16, and 11/24-26 (Thanksgiving). The final day to visit the Career Studio is Wednesday, December 14.

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Events and Programs

Attend an event, participate in a mentoring program, or register for a course. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your success. Have you taken steps to get involved in your own career journey yet?

Employment Resources

Employment Services

Our office provides you with events, programs, and resources specifically designed to connect you with employers and full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities from a wide variety of fields.

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Beware: Fraudulent Employer Scams

There has been an increase in fraudulent employment postings across the nation. Fraudulent employers are phishing for the unsuspecting. We have created a list of recently reported fraudulent postings and information on how to recognize and avoid job scams.

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Post-Graduation Survey

Congratulations, graduates! As you embark on new life adventures, we ask that you share your future plans with our office by completing the Official Post-Graduation Survey linked below. If you cannot log in with your RUID and last name, please email Topher Sutton, Associate Director of Operations, with your RUID, full name, major, school, and email address. Even if you have not decided on your next steps, you can still complete this survey before graduation.

Survey data will help guide our future job development efforts, allow us to create additional job leads for students and alumni, and will be shared with university administrators to provide data for future decision-making. You will be entered into a raffle to win your choice of Apple Air Pods or a $100 Amazon gift card!

Note: Individual responses will not be shared.

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Career Communities

Career communities provide tailored access to preparation programs, recruiting events, job listings, alumni mentors, and more! Log in to your Rutgers Handshake account, hover over your profile section, select ‘Career Interests,’ and select up to five communities to join. 

Career & Internship Guide: News, Tips, Hacks & More

Get a jump start on developing your career plans with our Career & Internship Guide. This guide contains information on exploring careers and majors, polishing your resume, implementing job search strategies, planning for graduate school, and much more.

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Making plans for your future can be challenging. You can begin by gaining insight into your personal attributes, values, skills, and interests through the self-assessment process. Once you have clarity around the values, skills, and interests that are most important to your professional future, you can begin to research regions, employers, and organizations that might create environments where the values identified through your self-assessment process can thrive.