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Annual Report University Career Services

2013-2014


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Table of Contents Organization Chart................................................................2 2013-2014 Mission, Vision, & Values Statement................3 2013-2014 Functions & Responsibilities Summary.......4-5 2013-2014 Accomplishments......................................... 6-21 2013-2014 Issues & Challenges......................................... 22 2014-2015 Goals & Objectives........................................... 23

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Organization Chart

Greg Jackson Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Paul Hammond Assistant Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Academic Affairs

Rick Hearin Executive Director

Janet Jones Director of Employer Relations

Toni Berlingieri Administrative Services Coordinator

Wenylla Reid Associate Director for Employer Development Larissa Keller Assistant Director for Recruiting Programs

Lisa Goddard Recruiting Programs Coordinator

MaryBeth Kimberlin Recruiting Programs Coordinator

Jennifer Broyles Director of Career Development & Experiential Education

William Jones Director of Operations & Strategic Initiatives

Sharon Fash Administrative Services Coordinator

David Bills Associate Director for Career Development Cedric Headley Assistant Director for Research & Assessment

Michelle St. George Recruiting Programs Coordinator

Barbara Thomson Assistant Director for Technology Applications

Janice Rein Web Services Coordinator

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Melissa Blake Assistant Director for Public Relations & Marketing

Larry Worthey Graphic Design Coordinator

Alison Koo Assistant Director for Administrative Services

Toi Tyson Assistant Director for Alumni Engagement & Graduate Programs

Sue Pye Assistant Director for Experiential Education

Scott Borden Career Development Specialist

Monica Bryant Career Development Specialist

Sylvia Cordero Career Development Specialist

Larry Jacobs Career Development Specialist

Melinda O’Mealia Career Development Specialist

Tamara Peters Career Development Specialist

Doug Ricci Career Development Specialist

Joe Scott Career Development Specialist

Andrew Seguel Career Development Specialist

Linda Bagen Business Services Coordinator

Amanda Choo Experiential Education Coordinator


Mission, Vision, & Values Statement VISION STATEMENT

MISSION STATEMENT

All Rutgers-New Brunswick students will make successful transitions from their academic pursuits to their firstchoice post-graduation destinations based upon a clear understanding of the career development process, competitive credentials, access to a robust employer base, and mastery of contemporary strategies for identifying and securing career options that reflect their unique interests, skills, and aspirations.

University Career Services is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths. We provide career-related counseling, resources, and programs to help individuals clarify academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop job-search skills, and make successful career transitions. We build relationships with alumni, employers, and graduate schools to optimize internship, job, and career opportunities while also creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in developing and articulating co-curricular experiences that will help to ensure they are competitive in their future pursuits.

CORE VALUES

Our core values are at the foundation of all that we strive to do. We value (in no particular order): EXCELLENCE

A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO GROWTH

Excellence will be imbued and reflected in all we do, from the relationships we create and nurture with our diverse clientele, to the services, programs, and information we provide, to the manner in which we interact with our colleagues internally and externally.

We value constructive internal and external feedback. We build mutually beneficial partnerships with a variety of audiences. We see our success as being directly correlated to a shared vision and reflective of our shared journey.

A 5-STAR CUSTOMER SERVICE APPROACH

We develop services and resources that address the career development needs of our diverse clientele. From demographic diversity to the inclusion of different ideas, needs, and viewpoints, we value this in all that we do.

We strive to provide the best customer service we can with our student and employer clients. Our students will have access to the best services and our recruiters will be treated in a manner worthy of a top-recruiting program at a flagship, world-class university. INNOVATION & RELEVANCE

In an effort to stay relevant, we embrace innovation, are not afraid to take risks, and view our audacity to try new things as a strength. We take what we learn from our own experimentation and share it with the community as a whole, with a commitment to continuous improvement of our clientele’s career development experience at Rutgers. We strive to stay relevant for today and ready for tomorrow.

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

SMART OPERATING PRACTICES

We embrace the importance of efficiency in this fastpaced environment. We seek a synergistic and intentional approach to our operations. We value thoughtful and timely decisions that are data driven and congruent with sound ethical practices. INTEGRITY, HONESTY, AND RESPECT

We promote an organizational culture that reflects the importance of a workplace that is productive, professional, growth-oriented, and enjoyable for all.

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Functions & Responsibilities Summary 2013-2014

PROGRAMS & SERVICES University Career Services (UCS) is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and possible career paths. UCS provides career-related counseling, resources, and programs to help clarify their academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop job-search strategies, and make successful career transitions.

CAREER ASSISTANCE

UCS staff can provide guidance and serve as a valuable resource for students and alumni through a variety of services. These include: INDIVIDUAL CAREER ASSISTANCE

Our Career Development Specialists are available to assist with a range of career-related issues on an individual basis, such as: choosing a major; developing career plans; looking for a job or internship; and planning for graduate school. RESUME DROP-IN HOURS

Students can meet with a Peer Career Educator or Career Development Specialist to have a resume reviewed during walk-in hours throughout the week.

WORKSHOPS & NETWORKING EVENTS

Each semester UCS offers a variety of workshops and special events on a variety of topics, including networking, resume writing, interview skills, and more. Numerous networking events and panel discussions are also coordinated. Specialty programs such as the Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program and the Road to Wall Street Program connect students with paths to employment. 4 / University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

RECRUITING SERVICES

UCS is committed to partnering with employers in meeting their recruitment needs. Services offered include: EMPLOYER NETWORKING & INFORMATION SESSIONS

Candidates have the opportunity to learn everything they want to know about a potential employer, while seizing the opportunity to create a positive impression. FAIRS & NETWORKING EVENTS

Career & Internship Fairs and special networking events are offered throughout the year. Candidates have the opportunity to meet recruiters and learn about organizations in which they are interested. JOB & INTERNSHIP POSTINGS

Employers post jobs and internships, receive resumes from candidates, and select potential candidates for follow-up interviews. ON-CAMPUS INTERVIEWING (OCI)

Employers select students from a qualified applicant pool while UCS staff assist in the creation of a customized interview schedule at our Career & Interview Center. RECRUITER CONCIERGE SERVICES

UCS staff work with employers to assist them in developing recruitment strategies, navigating academic departments through staff liaisons, providing position description reviews, starting an internship program, and providing 5-star recruiting support.


Functions and Responsibilities Summary (cont.) ONLINE TOOLS CAREERKNIGHT

This is University Career Services’ career management system and virtual career center. Students and alumni can request appointments with a Career Development Specialist and register for workshops. They can also use the system to apply for jobs and internships and schedule interviews through the On-Campus Interviewing Program.

THE FOLLOWING TOOLS CAN BE ACCESSED VIA CAREERKNIGHT:

ALUMNI CAREER NETWORK

Access Rutgers alumni who are willing to provide career advice. Search the database by major, job title, employer, and more to learn about their career paths. CANDID CAREER VIDEOS

Get career advice from industry professionals at any time through these informational videos. Watch interviews and explore your career options.

GOING GLOBAL

RESUME BUILDER

Thinking of international employment or learning opportunities? Utilize country and city guides to learn about a variety of options. Information on visas is also included. S JOB

Develop strong resumes and cover letters by using the Resume Builder module found in CareerKnight. Resume samples and bullet points are also available.

LIBERAL ARTS JOBS

VAULT: CAREER INSIDER

Search entry-level or earlycareer jobs geared toward individuals focusing on liberal arts, fine arts, or humanities through “Current Jobs for Graduates.”

All that you ever wanted to know about a particular industry can be found here. Learn about the latest industry trends, strategies, and detailed organization information.

CAREERSHIFT

Search, store, and record job listings from every job board out there! Take advantage of these in-depth informational tools to gain direct contact information for various organizations.

VIRTUAL MOCK INTERVIEW

Would you hire you? Use this virtual mock interviewing service and decide. This is your chance to practice, get feedback, and learn by watching yourself.

FOCUS 2

Utilize this online tool to make informed career decisions by assessing your skills, interests, and values.

116 visits to CareerKnight increased by

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WORKSHOPS & PROGRAMS

22

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increase in workshop attendance

COUNSELING

94

%

of students and alumni either strongly agreed of agreed that the session was helpful in supporting their career planning or job search activities.

4%

increase in the number of counseling sessions (6,251 total) with students and alumni.

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96

%

of participants either strongly agreed or agreed that they now have action steps as a result of the workshop they participated in.

ONLINE TOOLS Focus 2 usage increased by

213

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24  %

increase in usage of the Vault: Career Insider tool


Accomplishments 2013-2014

63

%

of Strategic Plan items completed (167 out of 265)

During the summer of 2013, University Career Services established an ambitious timeline to develop and implement a new strategic direction for the next 2-3 years. After two staff retreats, numerous cross-functional working group sessions, and various revisions, Building Towards the Future, a strategic planning document, was launched. The plan consists of three strategic pillars of excellence: 1) Core Services and Programs; 2) Experiential Education; and 3) Employer Relations, along with various operational critical enablers. The department’s primary goals and objectives to be completed each year are defined by the strategic plan. They include the following accomplishments (numbers are for strategic planning reference purposes):

PILLAR 1: CORE PROGRAMS & SERVICES GOAL 1.1: DEVELOP A CAREER INTERESTS CLUSTER MODEL ORGANIZED AROUND INDUSTRIES WHILE MAINTAINING ONGOING COMMUNICATION WITH ACADEMIC DEPARTMENTS.

4) Food and Agriculture & Environmental and Natural Resources 5) Health, General Sciences, Technology, Engineering, & Math 6) Students Still Deciding

What Are Career Interests Clusters?

Understanding the career interest cluster approach to career decision-making changes the question from a one-step (i.e., “What can I do with a major in _____?”) to a two-step (i.e., “What job functions, industries, and work settings interest me?” followed by “What coursework and hands-on experience would be beneficial?“) process. Counseling services, employer development, and a variety of online and in-person interventions are now organized around these areas of student interest. Staff members enhance their cluster knowledge base through various professional development activities.

University Career Services has undergone a significant restructuring related to student service delivery. Instead of service providers being content generalists, a common concern of academic faculty and deans throughout higher education, each of the nine Career Development Specialists is now assigned to one of six career interest clusters: 1) Arts & Entertainment 2) Business & Communications 3) Education & Public and Human Services

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• Administration (Arts) • Animation • Architecture • Art Therapy • Creative Writing

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Available Career Clusters: • Agriculture, Environmental, Food & Natural Resources

• Arts & Entertainment

Events & Workshops*: How to Find an Internship in Marketing and Sales February 18, 2014 3 pm–4:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Career Fair Success Strategies February 18, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 120ABC

Industry & Networking Event Marketing and Sales February 19, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge

How to Find an Internship in Gov’t, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security February 25, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Industry & Networking Event: Gov’t, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security February 26, 2014 6–8 pm Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

Marketing Your Student Leadership February 28, 2014 2–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

• Business and Communications • Education, Public, and Human Services

Engineering, & Mathematics

• Still Deciding

How to Find an Internship in Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding

Networking 101: On and Offline March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

How to Choose a Major and Career April 1, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Industry & Networking Event: Pharmaceutical Industry & Biomedical Research

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough

March 5, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

How to Choose a Major and Career

How to Find an Internship

March 6, 2014 3–4:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

Industry & Networking Event: Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding

How to Get Credit for an Internship

Cafe Con Leche: I am Graduating...Now What? March 5, 2014 1–2:30 pm Center For Latino Arts and Culture

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME) February 13, 2014 10 am–3 pm Rutgers Student Center, MPR

Mock Interview Clinic March 6, 2014 1–4 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

How to Find an Internship April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

How to Find a Job Overseas (Using Going Global) February 17, 2014 4–5 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL: 5 steps to lead a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life March 10, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

How to Market Yourself for Career Success April 2, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Career Fair Success Strategies for Graduate Students February 19, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Graduate School: Now or Later? March 11, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Marketing Your Student Leadership February 28, 2014 2–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Industry & Networking Event: Environment, Agriculture, and Related Sciences

US Job Search for International Students February 11, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC

Interviewing Skills February 25, 2014 5–6 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC

April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 12, 2014 6–8 pm Student Activities Center, Raritan River Lounge

• Media and Entertainment • Performance (Theatrical, Musical, etc.) • Talent Management

Events & Workshops*:

• Health, General Sciences, Technology,

March 4, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

• Fashion • Film Production • Fine Arts • Graphic Arts • Interior Design

How to Find an Internship in Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding

March 26, 2014 6–8 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

March 4, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Business

• Accounting, Corporate • Accounting, Public • Actuarial • Administrative/Executive Assistant • Analyst • Banking, Commercial • Banking, Investment • Consulting • Consumer Products • Corporate Finance • Customer Service • Entrepreneurship • Event Planning • Financial Analysis • Financial Services • Hospitality and Tourism • Human Resources/Industrial Relations • Industrial Design

US Job Search for International Students February 11, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME)

Job Search Boot Camp April 29, 2014 7–8 pm Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

March 12, 2014 6–8 pm Student Activities Center, Raritan River Lounge

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair

• Advertising • Broadcast and Cable • Copy Writing/Text Editing • Entertainment/Special Events • Librarian • Magazine Publishing/Layout • Photojournalism • Print Journalism • Public Relations/Corporate • Publishing • Radio/TV/Film/Video • Social Media • Speech/Pathology/Audiology • Technical Writing • Translating/Interpreting • Writing/Editing

• Brand/Product Management • Business-to-Business • Consumer Products/Packaged Goods • Consumer Psychology • eCommerce • Fashion Merchandising • Insurance • Market Research • Pharmaceuticals/Medical Supplies • Real Estate • Retail • Scientific/Technical

Industry & Networking Event (Panel): Marketing and Sales

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL: 5 steps to lead a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life

How to Market Yourself for Career Success

Events & Workshops*:

How to Get Credit for an Internship

February 11, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC

Interviewing Skills

February 25, 2014 5–6 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC

Business, Arts, and Communications Industry Career & Internship Fair

February 28, 2014 2–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

How to Find a Job Overseas (Using Going Global) February 17, 2014 4–5 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB

Networking 101: On and Offline March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

February 19, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Graduate Student Lounge

February 13, 2014 10 am–3 pm Rutgers Student Center, MPR

Friday, February 14, 2014 10 am–3 pm Rutgers Student Center

May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students March 27, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

• Insurance (Non-Sales) • International Business • Investment Management • Mathematical/Statistical Analysis • Microfinance/International Development • Portfolio Management • Private Equity • Production/Operations Management • Project Management • Purchasing/Buyer • Real Estate • Recruiting • Restaurant/Hotel Management • Retail Management • Risk Management • Sports Management • Supply Chain/Distribution/Logistics • Transportation and Logistics • Venture Capital

Communications

Sales/Marketing

Education • College/University/Higher Education • Community Education • Early Childhood Development • Elementary Teaching • English as a Second Language • Health Education • Library • Music Education • Physical Fitness/Athletic Training • School Administration • School Counseling • Secondary Teaching • Special Education • Teaching Abroad • Tutoring

Marketing Your Student Leadership

How to Find an Int`ernship in Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding March 4, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Cafe Con Leche: I am Graduating...Now What?

How to Find an Internship in Marketing and Sales

March 5, 2014 1–2:30 pm Center For Latino Arts and Culture

Career Fair Success Strategies for Graduate Students

March 6, 2014 1–4 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

February 18, 2014 3–4:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

February 19, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Mock Interview Clinic

March 10, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Graduate School: Now or Later? March 11, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

April 2, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Job Search Boot Camp

Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

Networking 101: On and Offline March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

How to Find an Internship in Gov’t, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

How to Find a Job Overseas (Using Going Global)

Interviewing Skills

Career Fair Success Strategies

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair

February 18, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 120 ABC

May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Career Fair Success Strategies for Graduate Students

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

Doug Ricci Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-932-0137 • dricci@rutgers.edu

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Andrew Seguel Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-445-5584 • andrew.seguel@echo.rutgers.edu

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Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL (above Barnes & Noble) • 848-932-7997 Busch Campus Center • 848-445-6127

Need accommodations? Contact Sylvia Cordero, Career Development Specialist at 848-932-0140.

Andrew Seguel Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-445-5584 • andrew.seguel@echo.rutgers.edu

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February 25, 2014 5–6 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC

Mock Interview Clinic

Industry & Networking Event: Gov’t, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL: 5 steps to lead a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life

How to Market Yourself for Career Success

Graduate School: Now or Later? March 11, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 27, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME)

How to Find an Internship in Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding

March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

February 21, 2014 10 am–3 pm Douglass Campus Center

March 4, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Cafe Con Leche: I am Graduating...Now What?

Cluster Liaison

Visit careers.rutgers.edu to sign-up via CareerKnight today!

Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL (above Barnes & Noble) • 848-932-7997 Busch Campus Center • 848-445-6127

Need accommodations? Contact Sylvia Cordero, Career Development Specialist at 848-932-0140.

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April 29, 2014 7–8 pm Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

Networking 101: On and Offline

Marketing Your Student Leadership

May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Writing the Personal Statement for Medical School

Industry & Networking Event: Environment, Agriculture, and Related Sciences March 26, 2014 6–8 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

Cluster Liaisons Monica Bryant

Sylvia Cordero

Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL (above Barnes & Noble) • 848-932-7997 Busch Campus Center • 848-445-6127

Need accommodations? Contact Sylvia Cordero, Career Development Specialist at 848-932-0140.

Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-932-0140 • scordero@rutgers.edu

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Register for a cluster within the profile section of CareerKnight today and get involved in exploring opportunities!

Interviewing Skills for Medical School

Cafe Con Leche: I am Graduating...Now What?

How to Find an Internship in the Environment, Agriculture, and Related Sciences March 25, 2014 3–4:30 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

Engineering • Aerospace/Aeronautical Engineering • Automotive Engineering

April 3, 2014 10 am–3 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

Events & Workshops*: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Industry Career & Internship Fair February 7, 2014 10 am-3 pm Rutgers Student Center

Interviewing Skills for Medical School

US Job Search for International Students

April 9, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

How to Get Credit for an Internship

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough

Graduate School: Now or Later?

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME)

April 3, 2014 1–2:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Networking 101: On and Offline March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL: 5 steps to lead a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life March 10, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Computers/Technology • Artificial Intelligence/Robotics • Computer Forensics • Computer Programming/Software Development • Cyber Security • Database Administration • Game Design/Development • Human-Computer Interaction • Information Management/Assurance • Information Technology/Computer Support • Internet and New Media • Network Design/Administration • System Analysis • Web Design/Development • Other Computers/Technology

Writing the Personal Statement for Medical School

Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students March 27, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

March 31, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

March 11, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 5, 2014 1–2:30 pm Center For Latino Arts and Culture

Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-932-0143 • mbryant@rutgers.edu

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University Career Services, Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post- graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

Related Career Interests:

• Production, Animal • Sustainability • Wildlife

March 10, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 117

February 28, 2014 2–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 5, 2014 1–2:30 pm Center For Latino Arts and Culture

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

March 10, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

• Food Science • Forestry • Production, Crop

April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

How to Find an Internship April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

How to Market Yourself for Career Success

Job Search Boot Camp

February 25, 2014 5–6 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC

Interviewing Skills

Marketing Your Student Leadership February 28, 2014 3–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Cafe Con Leche: I am Graduating...Now What?

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair

March 5, 2014 1–2:30 pm Center For Latino Arts and Culture

May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

Visit careers.rutgers.edu to sign-up via CareerKnight today!

Cluster Liaison

Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL (above Barnes & Noble) • 848-932-7997 Busch Campus Center • 848-445-6127

Need accommodations? Contact Sylvia Cordero, Career Development Specialist at 848-932-0140.

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March 27, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Networking 101: On and Offline March 31, 2014 2–3:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 10, 2014 12–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Writing the Personal Statement for Medical School March 10, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 117

YES, YOU CAN HAVE YOUR ALL: 5 steps to lead a happy, fulfilled and meaningful life March 10, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 25, 2014 3–4:30 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

Writing the Personal Statement for Medical School April 3, 2014 1–2:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Interviewing Skills for Medical School

How to Get Credit for an Internship

March 31, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Career Fair Success Strategies April 1, 2014 3–4 pm Cook Campus Center, MPR C

Why Your GPA isn’t Enough

How to Find an Internship

How to Find an Internship in the Environment, Agriculture, and Related Sciences

April 3, 2014 10 am–3 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

April 9, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Interviewing Skills for Medical School

April 1, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

Graduate School: Now or Later? March 11, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME)

Job Search Boot Camp April 29, 2014 7–8 pm Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair May 2, 2014 10 am–3 pm Sonny Werblin Recreation Center

April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

How to Market Yourself for Career Success April 2, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

*Information subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date times and locations.

Cluster Liaisons

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Larry Jacobs Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-932-7997 • best2u@rutgers.edu

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Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

March 26, 2014 6–8 pm Cook Campus Center, Room 202 ABC

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Industry & Networking Event: Environment, Agriculture, and Related Sciences

Mock Interview Clinic

Non-Profit Job Search for Doctoral Students

Career Fair Success Strategies for Graduate Students

• Bioinformatics • Biological/Medical • Cartography/GIS • Chemical (Research/Scientific) • Data Analysis • Earth Science/Geology • Econometrics • Epidemiology • Forensics • Intelligence/Counterterrorism • Laboratory Assistance • Marine Biology • Mathematical Research • Meteorology • Physical Science • Research Methodology

Scientific/Research • Aeronautics • Anthropology/Archeology

March 5, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

March 6, 2014 1–4 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

February 19, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

• Structural Engineering • Telecommunications Health Care/Medical • Chiropractic • Dentistry • Midwife/Doula • Nursing • Nutrition/Dietetics • Personal Training • Pharmacy • Physical/Occupational Therapy • Physician • Physician’s Assistant • Speech Pathology/Audiology • Sports Medicine

Industry & Networking Event: Pharmaceutical Industry & Biomedical Research

How to Find a Job Overseas (Using Going Global)

Agriculture, Environmental, Food, and Natural Resources Industry Career & Internship Fair April 4, 2014 10 am–3 pm Cook Campus Center

• Bioengineering • Chemical Engineering • Civil Engineering • Computer Engineering • Construction Management • Design Engineering • Electrical Engineering • Energy • Environmental Engineering • Fire Protection Engineering • Manufacturing • Materials Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Nuclear Engineering • Operations Research • Petroleum Engineering • Process • Production • Project Management • Research & Development • Robotics (Engineering)

February 11, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC

February 17, 2014 4–5 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB

April 29, 2014 7–8 pm Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

April 2, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

*Information subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date times and locations.

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Scott Borden Career Development Specialist Gateway Transit Village 848-932-0141 • sborden@rutgers.edu

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University Career Services, Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

February 25, 2014 5–6 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 116 ABC

NJ Statewide Career & Internship Fair

Mock Interview Clinic

Non-Profit Job Search for Doctoral Students

Interviewing Skills

April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

March 5, 2014 6–8 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

March 6, 2014 1–4 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

February 19, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

April 2, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Industry & Networking Event: Pharmaceutical Industry & Biomedical Research

How to Find a Job Overseas (Using Going Global)

Career Fair Success Strategies for Graduate Students

How to Get Credit for an Internship

• Environmental Conservation • Environmental Public Policy • Farming/Ranching

February 11, 2014 6–8 pm Rutgers Student Center, Room 411 ABC

February 17, 2014 4–5 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB

Job Search Boot Camp

Interviewing Skills for Graduate Students

Marketing Your Student Leadership

Education, Public Service, and Human Services Industry Career & Internship Fair

February 6, 2014 10 am–3 pm Busch Campus Center, The Cove

US Job Search for International Students

April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

March 10, 2014 6–7:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

February 26, 2014 6–8 pm Douglass Campus Center, Trayes Hall

Resume Clinic (BRING A COPY OF RESUME)

How to Find an Internship

March 6, 2014 1–4 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

*Information subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date times and locations.

*Information subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date times and locations.

Visit careers.rutgers.edu to sign-up via CareerKnight today!

February 25, 2014 12–1 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Non-Profit/Human Services

Events & Workshops*:

• Administration (Health Care) • Administrative (Non-profit) • Advocacy/Lobbying • Counseling/Mental Health • Energy Policy • Fundraising/Development • Gerontology • Global Health • International Development/Humanitarian

February 28, 2014 2–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

*Information subject to change. Check our website for the most up-to-date times and locations.

Cluster Liaisons

• Agribusiness • Agronomy/Plant Science • Animal Care/Veterinarian

• Missionary Work • Public/Community Health • Public Policy • Recreation Programs • Social Work • Substance Abuse Counseling • Youth Programs

Military • Air Force • Army • Coast Guard • Marines • Navy

February 19, 2014 12–3 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

February 20, 2014 10 am–3 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 202 ABC

How to Find an Internship April 2, 2014 11 am–12 pm Busch Campus Center, Career & Interview Center

Law

• Attorney • Enforcement • Paralegal

US Job Search for International Students

February 17, 2014 4–5 pm Livingston Student Center, Room 201 AB

April 29, 2014 7–8 pm Livingston Student Center, Livingston Hall

March 27, 2014 5–6:30 pm Busch Campus Center, Room 174

Government • Federal Government • Intelligence/Counterterrorism (Gov’t) • International Relations • Lobbying • Local Government • Political Campaigns • State Government • Urban/Regional Planning

ENGINEERING, & MATH

Register for a cluster within the profile section of CareerKnight today and get involved in exploring opportunities!

Related Career Interests:

Register for a cluster within the profile section of CareerKnight today and get involved in exploring opportunities!

Related Career Interests:

SCIENCES, TECHNOLOGY,

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

Events & Workshops*:

How to Get Credit for an Internship April 24, 2014 1–1:30 pm Gateway Transit Village, 4th FL

Industry & Networking Event: Humanities, Liberal Arts, and Still Deciding

HUMAN SERVICES

Register for a cluster within the profile section of CareerKnight today and get involved in exploring opportunities!

Related Career Interests:

HEALTH, GENERAL

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE & ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCES

PUBLIC AND

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

Register for a cluster within the profile section of CareerKnight today and get involved in exploring opportunities!

Related Career Interests:

EDUCATION AND

AND COMMUNICATIONS

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

University Career Services has structured its career development model around students’ career interests. This allows you to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on your major and opens the door to a larger picture of your post-graduation options. Workshops, networking events, and job/internship postings within CareerKnight are now structured around the career cluster model.

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Join a Career Cluster Still Deciding?

Joe Scott

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Greg Sobol

Career Development Specialist Busch Campus Center 848-445-5578 • joscott@rutgers.edu

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Career Development Specialist Busch Campus Center 848-445-5591 • mindy.omealia@echo.rutgers.edu

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Accomplishments (cont.) Percentage of students/ alumni who selected a career cluster Percentages reflect that nearly

16,000 CareerKnight users have selected a career cluster

9%

6%

Agric., Environ., Food & Natural Res.

8%

Still Deciding

Arts and Entertainment

12%

Education and Public & Human Service

32%

Health, Science, Tech, Engr. & Math

32%

Business and Communication

Cluster Programming

In February 2014, CareerKnight was updated to allow students to select one or more career interests. Nearly 16,000 users have selected a career interest cluster to date. Based upon cluster preferences within CareerKnight, UCS is able to ascertain which career areas within each cluster are most popular with our student audience. Based on this data, the Programming Committee has been able to develop programs that students truly want while cutting back on programs of less interest. This has allowed us to decrease the number of programs our staff coordinates by 9% while still increasing our overall program attendance by 22%. Clusters also inform much of the content within our workshops. This year, the department coordinated six cluster-specific Industry Networking Events — Q&A panels followed by networking socials — with active employer and student participation. UCS also revised the “How to Find an Internship” workshop templates so they can be customized for each cluster.

Clustered Employment Opportunities

Cluster groupings were also added to the job and internship posting forms within CareerKnight to allow employers to designate the type of cluster(s) to which their postings belong. This allows students to easily find positions in the system that match their interests versus viewing positions by majors which led many positions in the search to be of no interest to student users. The embedding of clusters into the position postings also allowed staff members to develop cluster-specific job board widgets as a user-friendly interface. These widgets are forwarded to faculty members in order to facilitate their career development discussions with students and to assist them in becoming more comfortable accessing the CareerKnight system. Examples of academic department initiatives utilizing this feature include the Visual Arts Department weekly e-newsletter, Mathematics Department website, and the School of Communication and Information electronic marketing materials. 8 / University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

*Percentages may not equal 100 as users can select multiple clusters.

Promoting Clusters

Much of the UCS marketing effort also focused on the promotion and utilization of clusters. UCS established a weekly “Career eNews” email to students about events and employment opportunities based on their designated cluster preferences. This allowed for tailored messaging that students actually wanted. Large posters, which included cluster-specific events and workshops, were posted in a number of locations on campus. Smaller versions were included in monthly mailers sent to campus partners and handouts were also produced and distributed to students. Members of the Senior Leadership Team, as well as UCS staff with liaisons to academic departments, met with academic partners and other constituent groups to introduce them to the “new” University Career Services and the cluster model. To date, all academic contacts with official liaisons have met with department representatives either through individual or group meetings.

Academic Partnerships

While University Career Services has moved away from a majors-centric model of career development strategy, our connections with academic departments are still crucial as a line of communication between our department and the larger academic infrastructure. All Career Development Specialists are assigned multiple department liaisons and it is their role to meet with their assigned liaison contacts — either the department chair or their designee —and provide custom in-class programming on the topics of career management, resume development, internship/job search, networking, etc. A prime example of a thriving liaison relationship can be found between the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) and the Career Development Specialists overseeing the Food and Agriculture & Environmental and Natural Resources career cluster. This past year the “satellite” resume dropin location was moved to a more ideal setting for student traffic and awareness near academic advising on the Cook Campus. The Student to Professional Internship Network (SPIN) program also plans on integrating all employment


Accomplishments (cont.)

services with UCS employment services, cutting back on duplication and confusion. GOAL 1.2: Offer comprehensive core educational opportunities grounded in a cyclical 5-stage career decision-making process of self-assessment, exploring majors and careers, gaining experience, considering graduate school, and preparing for the job search.

Program Review and Facilitation

As part of the core educational opportunities initiative, the new Programming Committee reviewed, updated, or discontinued programs with an eye toward the 5-stages of career decision-making. One of the 124 total programs coordinated was the Annual Speed Networking Event, a collaboration between University Career Services and the Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA) Undergraduate chapter, that prepared 152 students for the job search process through networking opportunities with nearly 150 Rutgers alumni.

Publications and Resources

Print and non-print resources were reorganized around the 5-stages of career development. The forthcoming “20142015 University Career Services Guide to Internships & Careers” was completely rewritten and redesigned to follow the 5-stage career decision-making process and increase students’ career decision-making self-efficacy. As part of the overall website revamp, the student section was completely reorganized around the 5-stage career decision-making process. The new Technology Committee developed a vendor review process designed to evaluate requests for adding online tools to the website bearing in mind the 5-stage career decision-making process and how those online systems meet and serve those objectives. Staff training was provided to assist our staff with learning the various tools acquired and how to promote them to students and faculty liaisons. Many of our staff members managed to also have FOCUS 2, CareerKnight, Vault, and other tools incorporated into the curriculum of courses to promote student usage.

Promotion and Service Utilization

Increasing utilization of online tools and student participation in core programing was a primary objective this year for the newly created Operations & Strategic Initiatives Unit. Utilizing the technical resources available within the department, programs and recruiting deadlines were integrated into the public website through a newly designed mass uploader allowing students to see all events

in a timely manner. Events are also automatically loaded into the Rutgers University calendar at the same time they are uploaded to the UCS webpage. The Public Relations & Marketing Team developed a paid internship program for six undergraduate students to provide additional promotional support to the department. This team has rebranded many UCS programs and services publications to better engage the student audience in our opportunities, and developed a social media marketing strategy to engage students. Staff devised and executed a major campus-wide “#RUCompleting” marketing campaign. The campaign included a massive flag display on Voorhees Mall to build awareness of CareerKnight and window wraps at our Busch Campus Center facility that demonstrate the wide range of employment resources the department offers. In addition, various promotional tactics were developed at fairs, via email, and through social media. The purpose of the campaign was to increase our social media interactions, CareerKnight usage, and awareness of University Career Services. UCS also developed, implemented, and managed a new workshop no-show policy to decrease the number of students who RSVP for a workshop — sometimes leading to a massive waitlist — but do not attend. This decreased our workshop no-show rates by nearly 45%. GOAL 1.3: INCREASE STUDENT CAREER DECISION-MAKING SELF-EFFICACY

About Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy (CDMSE)

Student and career development research over many decades maintains that a person’s perceived level of personal self-efficacy can be altered based on the following treatments: performance accomplishments (also referred to as mastery experiences), vicarious learning, and verbal persuasion. Many of these treatments are utilized throughout our practice.

Verbal Persuasion and CDMSE

Verbal persuasion is the act of suggesting to someone that they can succeed at a given endeavor. Modes such as suggestion (telling someone what to expect), exhortation (persuading someone into action) and self-instruction (providing provisional aids for action) are all methods that UCS has utilized within this arena. Through a variety of presentations to student groups (e.g., West Indian Student Organization, Orientation Advisors, etc.), collaborations with departments (e.g., Student Access and Educational Equity, Academic Retention Program, etc.), classroom presentations, and individual career counseling sessions, University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

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Accomplishments (cont.)

45

%

decrease in workshop RSVP no-show rates

UCS works to ensure that students know what to expect throughout the process of making career decisions. The Public Relations & Marketing Team works hard to persuade students to take action through marketing campaigns such as #RUCompeting or through placing engaging print pieces around campus buildings, on yard signs, and through the Daily Targum. Instructional “101” videos focused on increasing internship awareness and career fair readiness were created and our career/majors handouts were updated and placed on the University Career Services website. This enables students to quickly search and find information independently through selfinstruction.

Vicarious Learning and CDMSE

The idea that someone can live vicariously through the experience of another is a strong factor in building selfefficacy. Vicarious experiences involve seeing another overcome similar obstacles, which helps individuals develop the sense that they too can succeed in that endeavor, thereby achieving at least some improvement or personal growth. UCS staff members have spent a considerable amount of time in this arena. As part of this endeavor, UCS coordinated four Candid Career video shoots to increase the number of alumni videos in the system. Candid Careers helps students by providing them with informational videos from alumni wishing to share their journey with current students. The department launched the “Career Knight” Profile Competition to find student success stories that would then be shared with other students. Out of 51 applicants, 12 were selected and displayed on our “success wall” within the Gateway Transit Village facility. Many others were also filmed for our forthcoming online documentary to encourage students to follow their passion and utilize our services. Facilitating mentoring opportunities is also key. The Road to Wall Street program provides mentoring opportunities between students and Rutgers alumni working on Wall Street. The third year of this program underwent significant restructuring to ensure the program remained valuable to 10 / University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

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growth in Twitter followers

partners and was sustainable. Nearly 250 (79% increase) New Brunswick students applied to the program and 58 were selected by Wall Street professionals to participate in the mentoring program. The department also actively worked to engage alumni in the Alumni Career Network (currently 1,209 alumni mentors) by adding fields to the CareerKnight job/internship postings form to gather data regarding employer interest in becoming an alumni mentor.

Performance Accomplishment and CDMSE

The strongest inducer of positive career decision-making self-efficacy is through actually accomplishing tasks related to career decision-making. When referring to performance accomplishments, research has shown that this source of efficacy information is especially influential because it is based on personal mastery experiences. With a renewed focus on experiential education (e.g., internships, coops, student leadership, research, etc.) University Career Services is providing avenues for students to not only gain valuable experience but also providing ways for students to make meaning of these experiences and translate them into winning examples of skill development for interviews and applications. Examples are provided in the Pillar 2 section relating to Experiential Education.

Early Intervention

Building positive career decision-making self-efficacy is a process that needs to start early. In an ideal world, University Career Services would not need to work with soon-to-be graduating seniors because students would be confident in their career pursuits due to early interventions that start during the second semester of their first year. This academic year, UCS developed and presented three presentations for parents participating in the School of Arts & Sciences’ Academic Planning and Advising sessions that focused on the importance of their students having work experience and encouraging their students to utilize our services early. As part of the first-year student endeavors, UCS worked with University Admissions to


Accomplishments (cont.) push career-related information out to incoming students through admissions counselors. The Public Relations & Marketing Team staffed 17 information tables while our Career Development & Experiential Education unit conducted 34 presentations during summer orientation 2013. Staff members delivered First-year Interest Groups (FIGS) presentations regarding the career development process and UCS resources. A career module was developed for use in all Students-in-Transition classes. Utilization of online career assessments was encouraged during these outreach sessions and as part of curriculum collaborations (e.g., courses in School of Communication & Information and School of Management & Labor Relations, etc.) specifically to assist incoming Rutgers students with understanding their skills, interests, and passions. FOCUS 2, our primary assessment tool, saw a marked usage increase (213%) over the year due to many of these interventions.

Assessing CDMSE

In Spring 2014, UCS began to look at a variety of assessment measures through the new Research & Assessment Committee and will begin implementing improved ways for assessing Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy. GOAL 1.4: GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL SERVICES ARE ACCESSIBLE AND ARE OF HIGH-QUALITY

general drop-in hours offered in order to focus entirely on resume reviews. The 15-minute drop-in session is more conducive to resume reviews, thus allowing the 30-minute appointment slots to become increasingly available for higher-level subjects. Overall, UCS managed an overall 4% increase in counseling sessions. University Career Services developed a thriving Peer Career Educator (PCE) program—a cadre of eight trained undergraduate students—to provide resume assistance to undergraduate clients during drop-in resume review hours. Development of this program included creating a two-day intensive training boot camp for the students, benchmarking with programs at peer institutions, participating in a NACE webinar on peer career advising programs, and providing ongoing supervision. During the second semester of the program’s existence, PCEs began to be trained in presenting basic workshops about our programs and services. Two graduate-level interns were also hired to assist with counseling and programming needs; one graduate assistant from the College Student Affairs program and one clinical intern who was supervised in accordance with Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs and NJ Department of Consumer Affairs standards. These initiatives helped significantly with drop-in coverage and evening/weekend program requests from campus partners.

Counseling Capacity and Program Requests

Through enhanced and recalibrated relationships with campus partners—with an eye toward finding win/ win solutions by working smarter and not harder— the department was able to scale back full-time involvement with Students-in-Transition Seminars, Department of Residence Life, Student Access and Educational Equity, and student organizations as a whole, which improved Career Development Specialist workloads (e.g., removing most resume writing workshops and evening/weekend programs from their schedules).

The number one requested individual appointment topic during the 2012-13 academic year was for resume assistance (44%). While this service is extremely important, it significantly reduces the Career Development Specialists’ capacity to work with students in need of higher-level career counseling assistance. This academic year, the department created four new drop-in resumecritiquing clinics prior to some of the career and internship fairs to provide a means for students to have their resume reviewed outside of the individual appointment service. These programs attracted a total of 678 students. It was also decided that there needed to be a recalibration of the

Campus Partners and Special Populations

Increasing individual appointment capacity became an important objective with the departure of all Type-4 employees, fewer Career Development Specialists, and a restructuring of the Career Development Specialist position to include increased employer interactions. Increasing capacity through undergraduate and graduate student assistance and by retooling drop-in services were key to this endeavor.

While all populations on campus can be considered special, the department needed to provide an enhanced focus to a fractured system of requests and initiatives. In short, University Career Services was trying to be everything to everyone, thus leading to less than ideal service delivery. Career Development Specialists now serve as the main point of contact for special populations with significant career-related needs that are not already covered by general programming (e.g., students with disabilities, veterans, international students, and diverse populations).

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Accomplishments (cont.)

Average rating of Road to Wall Street participants agreeing that their mentor provided them with practical assistance and knowlege to take the next step in achieving their career goals.

The following are a few examples of newly defined partnerships: • Developed a successful collaborative relationship with Center for Global Services that resulted in a jointly sponsored event for international students: U.S. Job Search for International Students. The program featuring Dan Beaudry, author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, attracted 260 students; • Worked with the Office of Disability Services to pilot a joint counseling model where students with disabilities meet with both a University Career Services and Office of Disability Services staff member at the same time; and • Collaborated with Student Access and Educational Equity to develop programs focusing on first- and second-year historically underrepresented students for the 2014-2015 academic year.

Online Career Resources

Significant steps were made to ensure UCS online career resources were accessible and of high quality. The main website, careers.rutgers.edu, underwent a complete overhaul during summer 2013. The website was also updated to ensure content and forms are ADA-compliant. The department made CareerKnight system enhancements to facilitate a better online student experience. Multiple projects were also undertaken to increase accuracy and effectiveness of the CareerKnight data auto import process, which allows every student to have an up-todate CareerKnight profile, which is vital for students to apply for internships, part-time, and full-time positions posted within the system. To assist with what has become an increasingly fractured career portal experience for students due to multiple posting platforms across campus, the department continued to coordinate the CareerKnight 12 / University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

Multi-School Environment Committee for academic partners. The processes for granting access to FOCUS 2 and Current Jobs for Liberal Arts Students were automated through a web-based form, enabling a quicker turnaround time for students who need access to these systems. And finally, the content within MyRutgers was updated. According to recent survey data, MyRutgers has become the third most visible marketing avenue for University Career Services.

Evaluating Quality of Services

University Career Services has made significant progress in evaluating our programming quality. Surveys were developed to measure the quality of counseling services, workshops, career and internships fairs, Rutgers Internship & Co-Op Program, and the On-Campus Interviewing Program. The department developed an undergraduate student experience survey that gathered data from a statistically selected random sample of the New Brunswick undergraduate students. This survey allows the department to generalize to the entire population (5% margin of error) about students’ experiences, perceptions, and preferences regarding our services and programs. Utilization and assessment reports are also generated for the Senior Leadership Team and staff on a monthly basis. These reports provide the necessary benchmarking data on UCS services and programs that will allow the department to make any necessary future improvements. Finally, the department has been able to utilize tracking data within CareerKnight and Post-Graduation Survey data to truly explore our service impact on post-graduation success. For example, we know that participation in the RICP leads to higher job offer rates for participants than for students who do not participate in the program. And starting next year, staff will be able to see if participation in the Road to Wall Street Program significantly impacts post-graduation success of students seeking careers on Wall Street.


Speed Networking Event participants reported a statistically significant increase in their confidence to utilize professional networking skills after the event. t(56) = -7.469, p < 0.001, Îą = 0.05

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EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION AND THE RUTGERS INTERNSHIP & CO-OP PROGRAM (RICP)

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501

87

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of RICP participants who graduated in May 2013 received at least two job offers

students participated in our RICP program (fall 2013 - summer 2014)

%

of Rutgers students think that an internship is extremely or very important*

%

of students would recommend the RICP internship course to others

*Undergraduate University Career Services Survey

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Accomplishments (cont.) PILLAR 2: EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION GOAL 2.1: CREATE A UNIVERSITYWIDE CULTURE FOR ALL STUDENTS, CAMPUS PARTNERS, AND EXTERNAL CONSTITUENTS THAT EMBRACES THE IMPORTANCE OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION AT RUTGERS

Campus Partners

At the campus level, University Career Services has served as a leader in organizing academic partners around internships. UCS created the Internship Advisory Board (IAB) consisting of internship providers within the academic departments. An inaugural meeting in February 2014 over lunch attracted nearly 30 internship providers, and an IAB Sakai project site was created to maintain contact and share information among more than 80 providers. The website address, internships.rutgers.edu, was acquired for a future site that will allow students to navigate the internship resources available from members of the IAB. Staff members have also worked to increase student awareness of internship opportunities by campus partners. UCS has visibly participated in university and campuswide strategic planning sessions in an effort to promote the importance of world-of-work experiences as a key component of classroom engagement. Staff members have worked to inform academic departments about the UCS Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program and have met with various program directors from across campus (e.g., Financial Statistics/Risk Management department, School of Communication & Information, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, etc.) to discuss internships and how various programs across campus are structured.

Student Partners

Current endeavors have focused on creating a student culture that looks at internships and other types of field work as an integral part of their university experience. UCS rebranded all Career Days as Career & Internship Fairs to promote internship opportunities at the events, and developed branded promotions (i.e., posters, web banners, yard signs, etc.) for all of these signature events. UCS increased awareness of the Rutgers Road to Wall Street mentoring program through enhanced promotion and new branding. Publications were produced to promote the importance of experiential education and the RICP program. The department also incorporated a new “RU

Internship Ready?” section into the upcoming 2014-2015 University Career Services Guide to stress the importance of gaining experience in the form of leadership activities, volunteer work, part-time jobs, etc., prior to getting a meaningful internship.

Employer Partners

University Career Services worked with employers to increase meaningful internship opportunities for students. UCS developed the Employer Internship Handbook, which includes information and resources on how to start a quality internship program. Staff members networked with cluster-aligned employers to discuss the RICP program as a catalyst to accessing students. An “RICP Endorsement” statement was added to internship postings within CareerKnight that meet the requirements associated with the RICP program and other credit-bearing internship programs. In addition, the department modified the internship posting form to include an accurate description of what constitutes an internship that will be denoted as such in the CareerKnight system. GOAL 2.2: EDUCATE AND EQUIP STUDENTS WITH THE KNOWLEDGE OF HOW TO OBTAIN MEANINGFUL EXPERIENCES (E.G., INTERNSHIPS, RESEARCH, LEADERSHIP) SO THEY CAN BE COMPETITIVE IN FUTURE PURSUITS. Providing information to students on how to obtain meaningful internships is important. This past academic year UCS modified the “How to Find an Internship” workshop presentation with cluster-specific resources and offered the program 13 times throughout the academic year. A panel program was coordinated with employer and student representatives on “Why your GPA isn’t the only thing that matters to employers” which emphasized the importance of gaining experience beyond the classroom. Career counseling staff members worked with students on their internship searches, reviewed job website links, created elevator pitches, and developed networking strategies. UCS completely revised its Four-year Career Action Plans to incorporate internship search strategies into the publications.

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Accomplishments (cont.)

The spring Knights profile competition attracted more than 50 student internship success stories. Finalists are displayed on a recognition wall and featured in an online documentary.

GOAL 2.3: ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE MEANINGFUL INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCES

Increase Access

An impressive 85% of RICP participants who graduated in May 2013 received at least two job offers. Ensuring increased access to this program has become a top priority for the department. This past year, the Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program application process was completely revamped and moved online, making it quicker and easier for students to apply to the program. The department also worked with the School of Arts & Sciences to modify next year’s GPA requirement from 2.75 to 2.5 for students with 60 credits or more. This change makes it possible for more students, the students who may need the additional experience even more, to access the program.

Experience Enhancements

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learning rubrics to assess learning outcomes, and worked with the Center for Teaching Assessment and Advancement for instructor evaluation. An RICP content review committee was established to improve and unify course content for all instructors. Members of the Employer Relations Team also met with the Assistant Director for Experiential Education to review the CareerKnight internship vetting process and worked on efforts to encourage and alert employers to the existence of credit-bearing internship and co-op opportunities. RICP instructors coached, guided, and advised students encountering various issues, conflicts, and problems in their internship placements. They reinforced proper business etiquette by requiring RICP students to adhere to UCS “accepted business etiquette” principles and guided them accordingly. Instructors also kept an open door policy with employers and monitored their satisfaction with interns throughout the experience.


Career Days were rebranded as Career & Internship Fairs after evaluations indicated that participants sought internship positions.

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CAREER & INTERNSHIP FAIRS

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Accomplishments (cont.) PILLAR 3: EMPLOYER RELATIONS GOAL 3.1: DIVERSIFY THE EMPLOYER BASE Diversifying employment opportunities is key to ensuring successful student job and internship searches. This is especially important in industries with which students encounter entrance challenges (e.g., entertainment, biomedical engineering, and wall street).

Assessment

monitored various publications and LinkedIn to discover employment leads that would contribute to UCS employer diversification efforts. Staff also prospected employers at internal and external career fairs and conducted countless in-person meetings with employers (e.g., Merck, Seimens, Johnson & Johnson, iCIMS, AT&T, NSA, Department of Energy, and others). Collateral materials for Rutgers alumni seeking to hire current students were produced and disseminated in order to solicit alumni as recruiting champions.

To better understand the underrepresented employment areas and employment needs of students in a data-driven manner, the department needed to assess data from a variety of sources. The Data Management Tools department implemented Over the past year, the department CareerKnight student profile reviewed various client relationship enhancements to gather data management systems and data on student geographical sourcing software for prospecting preferences and career interest and tracking employer interactions. areas to better inform the Campaign Manager, a module Employer Relations unit within CareerKnight, was selected of student employment of students strongly agree or agree and will be fully implemented next preferences. A position gap that there are diverse employment year. This tool will enhance data and analysis was conducted to outcomes tracking for UCS’s employer opportunities within CareerKnight* compare the percentage of development and diversification employer-designated majors in efforts. CareerKnight position postings *Undergraduate University Career Services Survey to the percentage of Rutgers GOAL 3.2: STRENGTHEN AND students enrolled in those EXPAND EXISTING EMPLOYER majors. A second gap analysis RELATIONSHIPS compared the percentage of position clusters (e.g., Business & Communications; Arts & Entertainment, Health & In addition to a strong employer development focus on STEM, etc.) associated with position listings within diversifying the employer base, the overall Employer CareerKnight to the percentage of students with those Relations unit has ensured that current employer partners chosen career clusters in CareerKnight. This information have a 5-star experience while recruiting at Rutgers helped to identify areas of improvement related to University-New Brunswick. Enhancements included: diversifying the employer base. • Creating an online web-based triage form for employers to customize their recruiting strategy. Employer Development Employers can select the exact services they prefer and With student preference and gap analysis data in hand, a are contacted promptly by a University Career Services cross-unit employer development team was established representative; to actively involve more staff members with employer development. Career Development Specialists adopted 90 • Partnering with Universum to conduct the 2013 employers within the department through the new “AdoptStudent Survey. This survey allowed students to share an-Employer” program. The purpose of this program is to their feedback with recruiting employers; further engage employers in on-campus recruitment. Staff • Querying adopted employers and those participating members assigned to this program focused on enhancing in our career fairs about their Rutgers recruiting the recruiting presence (i.e., position postings, career experiences, soliciting feedback, and reporting on both and internship fair participation, career panels, etc.) of favorable and unfavorable remarks; employers in the non-profit, education, arts, and other • Inviting alumni employers to the annual Speed underrepresented sectors. Team members also

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Accomplishments (cont.)

OCI Employer

Satisfaction:

Staff assistance

Resumes

Parking & Lunch

Student Prep.

Networking Event. This event presented an opportunity for our current employer partners and working alumni to come to campus, engage with students via networking, and experience the great talent Rutgers has to offer. Reports of students making career connections as a result of this event were also developed. • Hosting and/or participating in faculty meetings and information sessions with desirable employers such as ESPN, Google, and Bechtel; • Coordinating efforts with the School of Environmental & Biological Sciences to assume employer-recruiting arrangements utilizing CareerKnight, thus creating an efficient and effective one-stop employer recruiting experience at Rutgers-New Brunswick. GOAL 3.3: INCREASE EMPLOYER USE OF RECRUITING PROGRAMS Along with the new “Adopt-an-Employer” program, the department established a variety of core recruiting services initiatives designed to increase employer participation in all recruiting programs. This included cross-promotion of recruiting services (e.g., encouraging employers registering for career fairs to complete their recruiting experience by posting positions and participating in the On-Campus Interviewing Program) as well as the implementation of employer webpage updates, CareerKnight system changes, and improved CareerKnight email messages regarding new/adjusted interviewing policies and procedures. An Employer Guide to Recruiting at Rutgers University was also produced to facilitate the recruiting experience. The publication includes a pocket folder to allow for customized inserts tailored to specific recruiting purposes. Overall, over 12,000 positions were posted in

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CareerKnight (44% increase in full-time jobs; 50% increase in internships), the number of new employer contacts in CareerKnight was increased by 50%, a 17% increase in employer on-campus interviewing (OCI) participation was achieved, 81 Employer Networking & Information Sessions for students were coordinated; and 575 unique organizations recruiting on campus through career fairs and OCI and over 4,500 unique employers posting positions were recorded.

Career & Internship Fairs

The department hosted seven career & internship fairs (formerly known as career days) and supported three virtual fairs (i.e., Master & PhD Candidates, Hire Big 10+, and Student with Disabilities). The May 2, 2014, New Jersey Statewide Career & Internship Fair was completely revamped to ensure 5-star customer service treatment for employers and candidates. This included utilizing pipeand-drape booths, providing upgraded meal options, enhancing technology to create a curbside employer checkin process, and providing student leaders to assist with employer material transport. While the department held fewer fairs than in previous years, overall employer turnout remained strong. During the upcoming academic year the department will unveil a more efficient fair schedule based on employer and candidate feedback. This new fair schedule will include two-day all-majors fairs in the fall and spring. The new fair model will increase revenue and enhance the 5-star customer service treatment of visiting employers. The condensed fair schedule will make it easier for employers to recruit at Rutgers by decreasing the number of times they need to visit campus for career fairs. The new model will also allow staff members to focus on other employer development and enhancement strategies versus attempting to coordinate multiple fairs each year.


On-Campus Interviewing Program

The department established new procedures for greeting and checking-in recruiters participating in the On-Campus Interviewing (OCI) program. Like most of our competitors at peer institutions, lunch is now an added amenity for employers spending the day interviewing students. Also, a new University Career Services portfolio was produced to assist employers with managing their campus interview schedules.

Volunteer Programs

During a down economy, with employers experiencing decreasing recruiting budgets, it is critical that our department continue building relationships even if organizations are not currently recruiting to fill position vacancies. This helps to ensure that strong relationships remain with Rutgers when positions do become available. Volunteer programs were designed to continue to engage employers while also augmenting services provided by staff. The department organized two Employer Mock Interview Clinics where 100 students (64% increase) had the opportunity to practice interviewing with six employers. With the Road to Wall Street program, staff members actively collaborated with employers and the Rutgers Foundation to arrange organization site visits for students. Staff members also secured employer participation in the program as mentors and program speakers. Ten Industry Networking Events included employers volunteering for various Q&A panels. GOAL 3.4: ENHANCE FACULTY AND STAFF KNOWLEDGE OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND RECRUITING TRENDS, AS WELL AS UNIVERSITY CAREER SERVICES GUIDELINES/ POLICIES REGARDING EMPLOYER SERVICES DELIVERY

Outreach to Campus Faculty and Staff

In an effort to position University Career Services as the central employment department, continual outreach to

academic partners is important. Staff members conducted outreach to faculty, deans, department chairs, and support staff regarding employment trends, guidelines, and employer outreach initiatives. The department also developed a comprehensive May 2013 Post-Graduation Survey to determine first career outcomes after graduation and how students achieved success. The Executive Director of University Career Services personally distributed executive reports of this survey to each Executive Dean. A new online results website was developed for future survey results and will allow campus partners to access data and filter results down to the departmental level. Several campus-wide committees have been established by University Career Services to help enhance knowledge and collaboration between the department and campus partners. Three committees are of particular note: • Internship Advisory Board: This board was established to unify campus internship providers and partners and to educate them on the resources available to all departments. • Post-Graduation Survey Committee: This committee, comprised of representatives from each academic school, was also created. The committee’s purpose is to solicit revisions to the overall survey and create support from academic partners. This year adjustments were made to the May 2014 Post-Graduation Survey based on group feedback and the new National Association of Colleges & Employers guidelines. • Employer Development Council: This group includes representatives from departments with employer development staff (e.g., Rutgers Business School, School of Environmental & Biological Sciences, School of Management and Labor Relations). Meeting quarterly, this group discusses employment trends, recruiting policies, challenges in the field, and upcoming recruiting events.

EMPLOYMENT IMPACT: Percentage of 2014 Post-Graduation Survey respondents reporting campus recruiting services (i.e., RU Fairs, OCI, RU job posting site) as a contributing factor to employment success.

26

%

of all respondents

68% 49% 24% 22%

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Issues & Challenges 2013-2014 University Career Services has made significant strides in the past 18 months. Service delivery is up across the board, critical operational infrastructure has been built, key staff positions have been filled, staff diversity has been increased, morale improved, and facilities considerably enhanced. With renewed support from Undergraduate Academic Affairs, this key department is clearly on an upward trajectory. A highly collaborative strategic plan continues to illuminate our path to world-class distinction and will guide our course for the next 2-3 years. As we continue to “work our plan,” the university can be absolutely assured that students will receive the best possible services and that University Career Services will continue to nurture mutually beneficial relationships with both internal and external partners. Nonetheless, there is still a great deal of work to be done to compensate for many years of status quo administration. Chief among the issues, problems, and challenges facing University Career Services is the need to keep current services and initiatives on their upward trajectory while at the same time seizing opportunities for improved or expanded service delivery. With current staff resources nominally already oversubscribed, there is very little margin to embrace “the next great idea” — not that there isn’t the willingness or desire to do so. To some extent, greater deployment of technology will help us to carve out such a margin. But we also recognize that technology solutions often exact net new investment of both human and financial capital. In reflecting on the past year and looking ahead to 201415, there are numerous operational challenges, some of a policy nature and others of an organizational character. Among these are issues including: multiple and redundant points of entry for students—and employers—seeking career services; the need to integrate career development and field experience more fully into the curriculum; the imperative of addressing an untenable student-tocareer counselor ratio of >4,324:1, which is reflected in unacceptably long waits for appointments; and the need to clarify services for alumni. 22 / University Career Services / 2013 -14 Annual Report

In addition, it is important that University Career Services synchronize its strategic direction with the still-evolving New Brunswick strategic plan. We dare not get too far in front of the campus plan so we won’t need to backtrack and recalibrate our own plan. At the same time, as an operating department with significant direct-service responsibilities, it would be imprudent and counterproductive to delay our progress until the various elements of the New Brunswick campus plan come together. And finally, there is the ever-present challenge of a persistently stubborn economy that not only affects university funding, but job prospects for Rutgers students and graduates as well. Some pundits have recently predicted that the U.S. economy will not fully recover from The Great Recession of 2007-2009 until 2018. Moreover, given the fact that the average post-WWII economic expansion has lasted an average of 60 months, some prognosticators reasonably assert that shallow as this particular recovery has been, we are already living on borrowed time, and that we may well experience yet ANOTHER recession before we get to 2018.

Rutgers University Career Services

student to counselor ratio

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Goals & Objectives 2014-2015 The overriding goal of University Career Services as we embark on the new academic year is to continue the momentum generated in 2013–14. Our strategic plan will guide our efforts. To maximize our effectiveness, we must now integrate our plan into the overarching strategic plan of the university in general and the New Brunswick plan in particular. At this time, the proposals we submitted to supplement the New Brunswick campus plan are still being deliberated; however, clarity and direction will be achieved in due course. In the meantime, we will focus on the three Pillars of Excellence that form the framework of our departmental plan: Core Programs and Services to Students; Experiential Education; and Employer Relations.

Services will continue to refine its signature “Rutgers Coop and Internship Program (RICP),” building upon the common syllabus introduced in Spring 2014 and assessing the learning outcomes specified for the Program in 201314. Ongoing formal and informal dialog among University Career Services staff and departmental professionalpractice staff and faculty will be continued as a best practice initiated by University Career Services this past year. Net new internship opportunities will be aggressively identified to increase the number and variety of field experiences available to our students by leveraging a revitalized “Alumni Career Network”, now called “Student-Alumni Career Connections.”

Core programs and services to students will be refined to assure a greater degree of efficacy. The department’s master calendar of instructional programs may be pared back further to ensure we are making better use of our staff resources and physical space. Technology solutions, particularly with regard to web-based applications, will continue to be developed, acquired, and promoted among our clientele. Our video library of instructional presentations will be expanded. As the economy continues its slow recovery, it is imperative that Rutgers students develop the types of internship/job-seeking skills that will ensure they have a competitive advantage in a persistently competitive employment market. The pilot course being offered to English majors on Career Readiness will inform possible future curricular interventions, perhaps for broader academic cohorts. In short, we must ensure that all Rutgers students are not only qualified for employment, but skilled in securing employment. Indeed, this may be most important hedge our graduates take with them into a job market that is likely to remain highly competitive for years to come.

Significant strides were made in revitalizing the University Career Services employer relations program in 2013-14. The gains made in on-campus recruitment scheduling, on-campus interviewing, and job- and internship-postings will be sustained throughout 2014-15. Relationships with existing employers will be further nurtured and expanded and relationships with net new employers will be initiated. To the extent possible, we will bring our campus partners into the process for the mutual benefit of all involved, but with the singular goal of generating more opportunities for Rutgers students and graduates. Our growing partnerships with Corporate and Foundation Relations and Alumni Affairs will be particularly salutary and will reinforce the value of our mutual collaboration.

Incorporating experiential education into the “student experience” in New Brunswick/Piscataway will remain a continuing focus. All available evidence supports the premise that applied experience in students’ chosen career fields both enriches their academic experience and provides a competitive advantage in career-launch. University Career

As we reflect on the year recently concluded and look forward to the year ahead, we celebrate our achievements and embrace our challenges. As our strategic plan continues to evolve and as it becomes more dynamically integrated into the university plan and the New Brunswick plan, we are confident we are on the right path. We look forward to proceeding on our charted course as we make our unique contribution to ensuring the Rutgers “student experience” is vibrant and successful for all those we are privileged to serve.

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