Job Market Resources

For Undergraduate Students

University Career Services:

Based on a 5-stage cyclical model of career development, University Career Services supports the career development of degree seeking students at the New Brunswick campus. Opportunities exist to discuss all aspects of the career development process with Career Development Specialists. Whether you are choosing a major, looking for an internship, thinking about graduate school, seeking advice on interviews or resumes, or looking for a full-time job, counselors are available to meet with you individually to discuss your career concerns.

Assess Your Skills & Interests:

Planning your career is a challenging and exciting process. Your skills, interests, personality, and values play an important role in your career choice. Self-assessment is the process of gathering information about you in order to make an informed career decision and ultimately establish a successful career identity. Learn about value, interest, personality, and skill assessments, as well as computer-assisted career guidance systems.

Explore Majors & Careers:

Many students have difficulty deciding on a major for a number of reasons. Sometimes students are looking for a direct match between major and career because they believe that a major sets their life path with little room to change. This is simply not true. Most people have many careers in a lifetime regardless of their college major. The information gathering process can include browsing departmental websites for the majors you are considering, meeting with advisors from academic departments in your areas of interest, talking with professors, visiting University Career Services, and interviewing people who work in the field you are considering.

Gain Competitive Experience:

The hands-on experiences offered through internship, externship, cooperative education, experiential and service-learning, project, and contract work complement classroom learning and provide an opportunity to apply theory and best practices in a dynamic way.

Apply for Graduate School:

Deciding whether to attend graduate or professional school is a big decision and requires careful consideration and planning. Before you begin filling out applications, you must decide on a program of study, research what schools are the best fit, and consider how you will finance your education.

Prepare for the Job Search:

Now that you have identified your interests, skills, and goals, and targeted the area for your job search, it’s time to develop a strategy to develop a Job Search Action Plan. This includes writing a resume, understanding the importance of networking, and using social media in your job search.

Searching for a Job:

Rutgers has a lot of resources dedicated to connecting students with employers. It is up to you to utilize them. Learn more about the many opportunities available to you.

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