Mark your calendar and register! Below you will find a growing list of career-related virtual and in-person/hybrid professional & technical development events, workshops, career panels/events, and our annual virtual Spring 2023 Bloustein Meet & Greet/Career Fair planned for Bloustein students this Spring. Many of these events are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. This list is continually updated, so be sure to check back often to get the latest updated information. Many events will be recorded. Reach out to Andrea or Cheryl to obtain a recording!
See below for a current listing of virtual technical and career-related professional development workshops and events. Those taking place in person will be noted. Career-Related Professional Development workshops are for graduate students only but Technical Professional Development workshop are open to undergraduate as well.
CAREER-RELATED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
1.20 @ 10:30 AM-12:00 PM | International Student Resources Information Session | Join your Bloustein student and academic services support staff- Andrea Garrido, Cheryl Egan, and Courtney Culler – as well as our partners from RU Global – Jinling Quan, Bloustein Liaison and Senior International Student Advisor – and representatives from RELI (Rutgers English Language Institute) to learn about the career and internship resources and services available at Bloustein and Rutgers University to support our international students. | PAST EVENT
1.25 @ 4:30 PM-5:45 PM | Interviewing Best Practices | Join Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido for a hybrid workshop to sharpen your interviewing skills in preparation for upcoming internship and job interviews and the Mock Interview Clinic taking place on 2/15! We will review behavioral based interviews and the STAR approach, virtual interviews, other types of interviews to expect as well as how to prepare for these interviews. Tell us if you have specific questions or topics you’d like for us to cover when registering! | PAST EVENT
1.26 @ 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | Paths to AICP Q&A Session | If you are interested in learning more about the AICP certification, this Q&A Session is for you! Join Diane Landahl, American Planning Association Certification Manager, and other APA Practitioners who will be available to answer your questions for the first half hour. During the second half hour, get the ‘real deal’ from two (2) Bloustein alumni who recently went through the certification process. PAST EVENT
2.1 @ 4:15 PM-5:45 PM | Resume Critiques (SPACE IS LIMITED! Deadline for registration is 1.22) | As the new year/semester is just beginning, this is the perfect time to update your resume and get it critiqued! This virtual event will be held in a small group format and you will receive immediate feedback from Career Management professionals, HR professionals and alumni who work in urban planning, policy and health administration fields. | REGISTRATION CLOSED
2.15 @ 4:15 PM-5:45 PM | Virtual Mock Interviewing Clinic (SPACE IS LIMITED! Deadline for registration is 2.5)| Sharpen your interviewing skills by practicing one-on-one with one of our alumni, an employer partner in the planning/policy/healthcare realm, or Human Resources professional. You can sign up for one 30-minute session where you will be able to practice and get immediate feedback on your interviewing skills. This event is open to graduate students and recent graduates. | REGISTRATION CLOSED
3.7 @ 4:30-5:45 PM | Build Your Brand Virtual Workshop | Did you know you can INTENTIONALLY change your personal and professional brand? Through social media platforms such as LinkedIn and creative self-marketing, you can define how you want the world to see you. Join Life Coach and Social Media Influencer, Melanie Franco, for a one hour Build Your Brand workshop where you will be inspired, influenced and encouraged to develop your own unique personal and professional brand. Harness the power of social media/LinkedIn to kickstart your career journey by tapping into your why, who, what, and how, and attract attention from the folks you are looking to connect with most! | PAST EVENT
4.5 @ 4:30 PM-5:30 PM | Evaluating Job Offers and Salary Negotiation | Join Bloustein Career Development Specialists Cheryl Egan and Andrea Garrido for a one hour workshop to learn tips and strategies about salary negotiation skills (which doesn’t only include negotiating for salary) as well as how to evaluate job offers. | REGISTER HERE
TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Join Marcie Anszberger of OTAAR for live, virtual 90-minute Excel workshops, Rutgers University Libraries instructors for live, virtual R, Python and other workshops (visit this link to learn more and register for University Libraries workshops), or Bloustein in-house instructors for additional technical workshops to build your skills and enhance your resume! All are open to undergrad and graduate students. For a recording of the Excel workshops, please reach out to Andrea or Cheryl.
1.27 @ 1:30-3 PM | Excel: Up to Speed | PAST EVENT
2.17 @ 1:30-3 PM | Excel: Visualizing Data | PAST EVENT
3.3 @ 1:30-3 PM | Skills Training on Rutgers Community and Climate Planning Data Tools | For 10+ years, a team of researchers, faculty and staff from across Rutgers has developed a web-based set of data visualization, mapping and decision support tools to inform state and local and climate planning, NJADAPT. These tools include data and decision-support functions related to current and future climate conditions, demographics, critical facilities, natural resources, hazards and other factors. Join Pritpal Bamhrah, Senior Research Specialist in the Bloustein School’s Environmental Analysis and Communications Group and Bloustein MCRP alumnus, for a hands-on training of these data tools. Even if you do not plan to remain in NJ after leaving Bloustein, this workshop will be helpful to students interested in practical tools that can support data-driven community planning in general and climate change and hazard planning. | PAST EVENT
3.24.23 @ 1:30-3 PM | Excel: Fixing Data | PAST EVENT
CAREER PANELS, ROUND TABLES, & TALKS
Hear from our amazing Bloustein alumni to gain practical advice and learn about careers in a variety of sectors, organizations and jobs in the urban planning and policy and healthcare administration realms. Each panel will provide participants with the opportunity to ask questions, gain more clarity and validation about careers, and become acquainted with our strong alumni network. These panels are open to graduate and undergraduate students and alumni! Continue checking back as more information and additional events are added throughout the semester.
2.8.23 @ 4:30-5:45 pm | Careers in Public Informatics and Data Analytics Panel | Hear from a panel of alumni who are data analytics professionals in private, nonprofit, and governmental organizations about their careers in public informatics. This panel will be moderated by Professor Wenwen Zhang. | PAST EVENT
2.13.23 @ 5:00-6:00 pm | Summit Health / CityMD Information Session | Please join recruiters from Summit Health / CityMD to learn more about the organization, services provided, as well as the Assistant Site Manager / Site Manager opportunities currently available. | PAST EVENT
2.16.23 @ 5:00-6:00 pm | MHA Case Competition Information Session / Panel Event | Hear from previous MHA case competition participants’ regarding their overall experiences, how they strategized to solve real-world problems in the healthcare space, and how participating benefited their professional development. The event will be moderated by Professor Soumitra Bhuyan, who is also the advisor to the MHA case competition teams. | PAST EVENT
3.2.23 @ 5:00-6:00 pm | Healthcare Outside the Hospital CEO Panel | There are many career opportunities within a hospital system, however, did you realize there are just as many career paths in other healthcare sectors? Please join this spring’s event for another engaging conversation with three CEOs as they discuss the healthcare sectors and organizations they lead, their career journey, and advice for becoming a leader and pursuing a career “outside the hospital” setting. | PAST EVENT
4.4.23 @ 5:00-6:00 pm | Inside Edge Consulting Group Information Session | Please join representatives from Inside Edge Consulting Group to learn more about the organization, services provided, as well as the full-time and internship opportunities currently available. | REGISTER HERE
4.18.23 @ 4:30-6:30 pm | Spring Health Administration Virtual Networking Event | Interested in learning more about careers in various healthcare sectors? Attend this virtual networking event to meet with, ask questions, and gain invaluable advice from Bloustein Alumni who graduated from the MHA, undergraduate Health Administration and Public Health programs and are working in various healthcare industries. | REGISTER HERE
3.8.23| Careers in Housing & Community Development Panel
TBA | Careers in Environmental Planning, Energy, Climate Resilience & Hazard Mitigation Roundtable
TBA | Careers in Real Estate & Land Use Panel
VIRTUAL MEET & GREET/CAREER FAIR EVENTS
Bloustein graduate, undergraduate students and recent graduates are invited to meet with alumni and employer representatives from a variety of organizations. Some of these employers are recruiting for jobs and internships and others are providing valuable information about themselves and their organization for future opportunities. This event offers an excellent opportunity for you to network with alumni and prospective employers from a variety of sectors – public, private, non-profit – to network and to learn more about their careers and the organizations in which they work.
2.23 @ 4:30 PM-6:30 PM | Health Administration
Employers: You’re invited to join us on Thursday, February 23 from 4:30 PM – 6:30 PM to meet our undergraduate and graduate health administration and public health students, and MHA alumni. Terrific opportunity to engage with students and alumni and discuss your organization and current and/or future internship and full-time opportunities.
EMPLOYERS: REGISTER & LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2.23 SPRING 2023 EVENT HERE
Students: Engage with alumni and employer partners who are seeking interns, fellows or full time employees now or in the future. This is a terrific networking opportunity. Participating employers will include: CityMD; Freyr Solutions; Healthcare Consultancy Group (HCG); IQVIA; Johnson & Johnson; New Jersey Department of Health; Universal Health Services (UHS); Weill Cornell Imaging @ NewYork-Presbyterian
To participate, please register and you will receive a link, listing of participating employers/alumni and schedule prior to the event. | PAST EVENT
2.24 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM |Planning, Policy, Informatics
Employers: Join us on Friday, February 24 for a two hour period between 10 and 3 pm to meet our undergraduate and graduate level planning, policy and informatics students and recent alumni. This is a great opportunity to tell students about your organization and current or future internship and full time opportunities available.
EMPLOYERS: REGISTER & LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR 2.24 SPRING 2023 EVENT HERE
Students: Engage with alumni and employer partners who are seeking interns, fellows or full time employees now or in the future. This is a terrific networking opportunity. 18 participating employers include: Choose New Jersey, Middlesex County Office of Planning, Mathematica, NJCC, The Land Conservancy of New Jersey, NYC Housing Development Corporation, Clarke Caton Hintz, Passaic County Planning & Economic Development, AECOM, Applied Energy Group, NJOLS, Topology, Phillips Preiss, ANHD, and more!
. To participate, please register and you will receive a link, listing of participating employers/alumni and schedule prior to the event. | PAST EVENT