Career Development for Undergraduate Students

PhotoUndergrad_PAStudentsUndergraduate majors in Bloustein School programs undertake a comprehensive and thorough set of capstone professional practice courses on “Internship” and “Leadership” which hold weekly/biweekly seminars covering many career development-oriented topics.  Resume, cover letter, LinkedIn, project management, and internship/employment search are among some of those covered.  In-depth research within the field of study as well as strengthening professional skill sets are also engaged.

The Bloustein School faculty serve as a tremendous resource for undergraduate students seeking advice and counsel on the practice within their field.  A wide range of practitioners teach in the programs coming from key industry, government, and non-profit sectors.  Leaders from the health, planning, and policy professions engage students in their courses and they should be encouraged to speak to them about careers in the field.

In addition to the instruction provided at the Bloustein School, students should also consult with the Rutgers University Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES)  for information on reviewing interview techniques, other job opportunities, and various employment support services. Individual counseling is also available to both students and alumni.

CES offers a variety of workshops and programs to address various career development topics. Some fall programs that might be of interest to you include:

  • Drop-In Resume Clinic
  • How To: Prepare for an In-Person Career Fair
  • Career Exploration Night
  • Pursuing an Internship/Job in Corporate America with a Social Sciences Degree
  • Navigating the Graduate School Application Process  

For workshop dates, times, and registration, students should visit the “Events” section of Rutgers Handshake.

Additionally, RU Handshake provides access to thousands of job and internship listings, the ability to schedule appointments with career advisers, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for career events, access exclusive online resources, and much more.

CES uses a career development model focused on career communities. This model allows students to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on majors and opens the door to more career options.