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Volume 37 #1
February 2, 2011
NAVIGATING YOUR INTERNSHIP SEARCH You have probably heard about the benefits of internships and co-ops—career exploration, work experience, skills development, a foot in the door with an employer, building your resume, and generating income. But what do you need to do to land one?
Career Services is a good place to start. Stop by or call our career centers at 46 College Avenue (732-9327997) or the Busch Campus Center (732-445-6127 Ext. 0) to set up an appointment with a career counselor. Write a draft of a resume and have it critiqued during “drop-in hours” at 46 College Ave. (Tue. and Thu., 1:00-3:30) or the BCC (Mon. and Wed., 1:00-3:30).
Engineering Co-op P rogram • Earn 6 credits from the School of Engineering • Work assignments are full-time for 6 months • All positions are paid • You must have completed 90 credits and have a 2.5 GPA School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS): Student to P rofession Internship Network (SP IN) • Earn 3 credits (internship) or 6 credits (co-op) • Work assignments are 160 hours for internships and 6 months full-time for co-ops • Completed 24 credits, including at least 12 at SEBS and 6 the previous semester, and have a 2.0 GPA • To apply, log on to sebsspin.rutgers.edu School of Ar ts and Sciences • Select the 1 credit option • To apply, log on to sasundergrad.rutgers.edu/academics/forms/internship.html Rutgers Business School • Select the ½ credit option • To apply, log on to business.rutgers.edu Academic Depar tment P rograms • You may be able to obtain credit through your academic department • Ask about internship, research, and independent study options
INTERNSHIP AND CO-OP P ROGRAMS AT RUTGERS
HOW TO FIND AN INTERNSHIP OR CO-OP
Rutgers Internship and Co-op P rogram • Earn 3 credits (internship) and 6 credits (co-op) from the School of Arts and Sciences • Internships require a minimum of 180 hours of work • Co-ops require 6 months of full-time work • Complete an online course consisting of weekly journals, a final paper, and a learning agreement • Completed 30 credits and have a 2.75 GPA (minimum of 12 credits if a transfer student) • You do not have to be an SAS student to participate
First Steps Meet one-on-one with a career counselor to develop your internship search strategy. Have your resume critiqued during drop-in hours. Register with CareerKnight to view internships posted for Rutgers students. Career Days Attend career days throughout the year, and talk to employers. Attend the Internship Career Day on Friday, February 4. Internship Seminars Check out our events calendar for seminars on finding
An internship is a part-time or full-time work experience, typically lasting one to two semesters or the summer. It may or may not relate to your major. Internships are paid or unpaid, for credit or not for credit. A co-op is a full-time, six-month experience, which typically requires that students take a semester off. Co-ops are always paid and may be for credit.
GETTING STAR TED
and applying for internships. Research Explore options at Rutgers: Go to rutgers.edu and click on “research.” Log on to careerservices.rutgers.edu and click on “internships.” Check out these websites: Jerseyintern.com, Internships.com, Biospace.com/jobs, Usa-internships.com, Vault.com, WetFeet.com, CareerShift.com. Networking Check with your academic department for leads. Develop your network of friends, parents of friends, relatives, recent graduates, neighbors, professors, Rutgers staff, local merchants, and ask them for leads (not a job). Utilize the Rutgers Alumni Career Network with over 1,700 potential mentors searchable by major and career field. Find Career Services on Facebook and Twitter. On-Campus Interviews Review the list of employers coming to campus to interview students for internships; submit your resume via CareerKnight.
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Maintain your professionalism at every step of the process Dress for the interview in business attire Arrive 15 minutes prior to the interview Follow up your interview with a thank-you email or letter When you arrive on the job, focus on both learning and contributing to the organization 6 . Always ask what you can do and how you can help 7 . Bring a positive attitude to your work, even if it is not exactly what you expected 8 . Demonstrate your value to the organization, and this may lead to greater responsibilities and possibly a fulltime offer 9 . Network with supervisors, colleagues, managers, and other interns 1 0 . Stay in touch with your supervisor and colleagues to keep the door open
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In This Issue Navigating Your Internship Search 1 1 Where RU Headed? Staff Directory Career Services Inbox From The Director’s Desk Career Day AD
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Alumni Success Story Faculty Advice Column Facebook AD
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering AD
Social Networking Employer Spotlight Career Panels AD Rutgers Chemistry Society AD
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Career Tip of the Month SPIN AD Toys R Us Bus Trip AD Ask the Director
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Job Search Tips Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships Video Contest AD Services for Students
Vault AD Calendar Of Events
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We asked students “What advice do you have to stand out on your job or internship search?”
Jess Alcalde ‘11
Davina Perera ‘14
Supply Chain Management
“Donʼt freak out if you donʼt have any experience. Take what you know from your college life (classes, student activities, etc.) and take that with you to the interview.”
“Have extracurricular activities that are related to what youʼre looking to do. Get as much experience as possible because that shows interest.”
Augustine Onwubuya ‘14
Nina Dudhale ‘11
“Research the company prior to your interview and ask questions. Tailor your resume to the position you are applying for. Build relationships with faculty, diversify your resume (grades, extracurricular, volunteer/work experience) and donʼt over-commit.”
“Taking the initiative to get involved with organizations and activities around campus has helped me build my resume and definitely made me stand out as a candidate.”
Ishani Patel ‘11
Richard Hutchinson Jr. ‘12
Journalism and Media Studies
“You need either volunteer or job experience, something that you are passionate about. In an interview you will be asked group/leadership questions so participate in group activities in your classes.”
“I would get involved, such as becoming a board member for student organizations and gain experience in your field.”
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FROM THE DIRECTOR’S DESK
STAFF DIRECTORY Career and Inter view Center Busch Campus Center • 732-445-6127
by Richard L. White This issue of “Careers” has something for everyone. For juniors, sophomores, and firstyear students, our articles list a number of resources for you to consider as you plan your search for a paid or unpaid pre-professional experience. Juniors seeking a summer internship should register for CareerKnight and submit resumes to employers that will be interviewing intern candidates on campus in Februar y and March. Dr. Richard L. White CareerKnight is also your Director of Career Services source for online internship postings. Seniors should also utilize CareerKnight for on-campus inter views and online job openings.
Janet Jones, Senior Associate Director Greg Sobol, Assistant Director Jennifer Broyles, Assistant Director Joe Scott, Assistant Director Sue Pye, Assistant Director Tammy Samuels, Assistant Director Toi Tyson, Assistant Director Marcia Milgrom, Career Counselor Barbra Bonifield, Career Services Coordinator Toni Berlingieri, Career Services Coordinator
Career Center at 46 College Avenue 732-932-7997 Chrystal McArthur, Associate Director David Bills, Assistant Director Larry Jacobs, Assistant Director (and Buddy) Monica Bryant, Assistant Director Sylvia Cordero, Assistant Director Tina Vance Knight, Assistant Director Doug Ricci, Career Counselor Scott Borden, Career Counselor Linda Bagen, Career Services Assistant Mark Kerr, Career Services Assistant/Special Projects
Also note our upcoming Internship Career Day on Februar y 4 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at the Livingston Student Center. Nearly 50 employers will be at the event to discuss summer opportunities with you. Did you know that if you secure an internship or coop position for this summer or fall, you can gain three
or six credits through the School of Arts & Sciences? Check out the Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program, co-sponsored by SAS and Career Services. Log on to careerservices.rutgers.edu and look for the link under “Quick Links.” You do not need to be an SAS student to participate in the program. We encourage first and second-year students to read about our programs and services specifically geared to these students. We invite all students to attend our New Jersey Diversity Career Day on February 18 in the Rutgers Student Center, and students focusing on careers in education to attend our Education Career Day on February 25 in the Rutgers Student Center. In this issue we are continuing our three series: “Ask the Director,” which includes a selection from our online Q&A service; “Career Tip of the Month,” which focuses on volunteer internships; and “Career Services Inbox,” which provides a glimpse of a student benefiting from involvement with Career Services. Best wishes for a successful spring semester.
Dr. Richard L. White is New Brunswick-wide director of Career Services
Administr ative Office 56 College Avenue • 732-932-7287 Richard L. White, Director Dorothy Kerr, Executive Manager, Employer Services Janet Bernardin, Manager, Special Programs Barbara Melamed, Website Project Manager Alison Koo, Budget and Technical Coordinator Larissa Keller, Employer Services Coordinator Lisa Goddard, Employer Services Coordinator Mary Beth Kimberlin, Employer Services Assistant
Career Services Inbox Andrew, This is Lester from career counseling, and I just wanted to let you know that I have received a full-time job offer starting this upcoming summer. It's an entry-level position as a technology analyst for Cognizant, an IT consulting company, and I will be accepting it. I actually went to career center drop-in hours today to ask how I can cancel an interview I had previously set up for another company, and I coincidentally ended up talking to Doug, who told me about his experience as an IT consultant. I just wanted to thank you for your help with finding a job in this tough economy. I was really worried that I wouldn't have any offers by the time I graduated, but I'm happy to say that I have an offer for a position that seems to fit my skills and interests, has room for professional growth, and has a good starting salary. You and Career Ser vices really helped me out, and thanks again for helping me to find this job when I still wasn't sure what was out there for me. Sincerely, Lester Maceren Andrew Seguel is a graduate intern in our Busch Campus Center office.
Did You Know? In a Wall Street Journal survey published last October, employers ranked Rutgers #21 in the nation as a source for full-time hires and interns.
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Alumni Success Story Andrew Richter News Di rector, Premi ere Ra di o Networks Rutgers Uni versi ty Cla ss of 1995, B.A. Engli sh What aspect of your job do you enjoy the most? The least? There are two things that I really enjoy about my job. The first is the occasional opportunity to interview famous people. Just recently, I interviewed the White House State Dinner party crashers (the Salahi’s). It is interesting to gather many perspectives on the world by listening to people talk about different things. The other aspect of my job that I enjoy is more of the nuts and bolts. By trade, I’m an editor, so a big part of what I do is writing and reviewing material that is read on air. Sometimes copy will come in that needs some work, so I really enjoy crafting the writing. As an editor, I find it rewarding to work with a piece of writing and help it become something that is air-worthy. I would have to say that department discipline is something I don’t particularly enjoy about my job. I try to be flexible and I like to allow the people I work with to do their jobs and to make their work their own, but sometimes conflicts do arise, and that’s when I have to step in and get involved. Sometimes you have to tell people things they don’t want to hear, which isn’t very enjoyable.
What d o you think is the m ost valu able skill that som eone shou ld have if they want to be in you r p osition? For someone who is interested in becoming an editor, strong writing skills are definitely crucial. You have to understand how language works fand how good sentences are structured. It’s also important to be familiar with how language is used in the real world. Academic writing is different than commercial writing. Another skill that is important is general awareness of what people are talking about, “water cooler conversations.” You need to be up to speed on what’s going on in the world of pop culture, because that’s what people are talking about.
What do you think made you successful? I would say two things helped get me to where I am today. The first is perseverance. Media is not an easy career track, so you really need to dedicate yourself to the work and be willing to stick with it. You have to love it. Another aspect that I think helped me is that I’ll admit when I’m wrong or when I make a mistake. I feel that you gain respect from both your employees and authority figures when you’re able to own up to your mistakes and fix what you did wrong instead of trying to cover everything up. It definitely has engendered a lot of trust with the people who work in my department and with my boss.
What advice do you have for a student who wants to enter your field? Internships, internships, internships. The type of material that you learn in college is different from what you learn through an internship. For example, if you’re a Communications major or an English major, your classes will teach you the nuts and bolts about writing and the things that you need to know in terms of cultural literacy. What you won’t learn in college is how to do something for the real world. Internships really teach you what customers need. In my case, our customers are radio stations, so we need to know what kind of radio-ready copy they need to go on air. Basic computer skills really help put you ahead as well. This is not a career that you get into because you have no idea what you want to do with your degree. It’s important to realize that a job in media is not as glamorous as people believe. You really need to be dedicated and persevere. It’s very demanding and it takes a lot of hard work. Sometimes you’ll find yourself working long hours from early morning until very late at night, and in the beginning, don’t expect to earn a lot. Overall you just have to love it and accept every aspect of the job.
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Faculty Advice Column Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. Professor of Psychology and Internship Coordinator 1 . What advice can you give to students who are not sure of their major? I encourage students to explore different majors before settling on one. It’s very important to be excited, challenged, and motivated by your major. I also suggest that students take advantage of faculty office hours to learn more about the field compared to what is taught in class. Talking to members of the profession in which students are thinking of majoring in helps them see if a major not only holds intellectual interest but also may lead to a compelling career. 2 . What suggestions do you have for students who are debating between going to grad school and entering the workforce? Going to grad school is a serious endeavor, and it can also be expensive. So I don’t see it as an escape from the workforce. If you are not sure about graduate school, don’t go. Try to get a job in the field related to your interest to help you refine what you may want to pursue in graduate school. Psychology majors often want to engage in helping others, but they can do this via clinical or school or counseling psychology, social work, education, special education, family therapy, occupational therapy, or vocational rehab, to name a few. Each of these has its own graduate programs. Sometimes the workplace can help illuminate the particular area in which one would like to study in graduate school. It’s better to take time exploring the world of work, and learning more about one’s intended field, than to just jump into a graduate program. 3 . What job related skills will students develop through this major? Psychology teaches many job related skills, the most important one being human behavior. It also teaches methods of inquiry, how to understand data, proper research methods, and writing skills. Psychology majors learn about human development from infancy through old age, about marriage and parenting, childbirth and bereavement, schools and communities. They learn about health, love, the soul, how our bodies work, and how we understand and manage in the world around us. Psychology is relevant to every professional field and is extremely valuable as a minor, even if one does not major in psychology. 4 . What job oppor tunities are available for students studying in your field and what can students do to increase their chances of finding a job? Psychology is a very broad field. It can range from working with animals to humans to artificial intelligence. There are jobs in the helping fields, all of which can use a psychology major as a gateway. There are also jobs in research, public policy, education, treatment facilities, advertising agencies, human resources, law enforcement, national security, and the military. Being a psychology major is good preparation for many fields, and there are many opportunities if one is persistent. Students’ chances of finding a job are greater if they do well in their major, get to know professors so they can get strong letters of recommendation, get some field experience, and do a meaningful capstone project that can showcase their talents and allow them to work independently, whether through an internship, international service learning, or a thesis. Developing one’s strengths is an essential aspect of being attractive in the workplace. Being talented, distinctive, and a good worker with emotional intelligence, is the key to finding a job, keeping a job, and advancing in a job.
Did You Know? During the fall semester, 115 employers conducted 763 interviews on campus.
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Social Networking Meets the Professional World By: Michelle Tong ‘12 In today’s competitive job hunt, it’s no longer what you know, but who you know that can land you that dream job or internship. Sure, you can polish up your resume, write an exceptional cover letter, and practice answering inter view questions in front of a mirror, but what else can you do that will really help make you stand out? The explosion of social media (Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter) has made its way to the professional world with LinkedIn. Think of a “cleaned up” version of Facebook where users create a professional profile highlighting their work experience, education, leadership activities, and accomplishments. According to Rutgers Career Counselor, Scott Borden, LinkedIn is essential for building a “personal, digital brand” that goes well beyond having a clean resume and cover letter. LinkedIn has the power to bring contacts to users through a variety of different networks and connections. A common misconception is that LinkedIn is only used for those who are looking for a full-time job. However, it’s never too early to start developing your profile. Take advantage of LinkedIn as you progress through college. Create an account, and build on it to start networking now! Even if you just want to learn more about a particular industry, or network your way to a summer job or internship, LinkedIn can help direct you to professionals who are already in the field. Who knows, maybe those connections will be the key for when you are looking for a full-time position somewhere down the road. You will be better prepared by making connections, gaining career-related information, and joining professional groups that LinkedIn can offer. Once you get started on LinkedIn, join the Rutgers University Alumni Group and start networking with over 15,000 Scarlet Knights! Call Career Services at 732-932-7997 or 732-445-6127 to make an appointment to gain more information about developing your LinkedIn profile!
Michelle Tong is a Rutgers University student majoring in Communication. She currently serves as a Career Services Communication and Journalism Intern.
Did You Know? Career Services offered nearly 200 career-related programs during the fall semester, and we have planned plenty more for this spring.
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Employer Spotlight An interview with Liza Urbealis, Talent Acquisition Specialist Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
What skills does your company seek in new hires for full-time or internship opportunities? We look for new grads that have a genuine interest in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and healthcare; someone who Liz Urbealis has a strong passion for our Talent Acquisition Specialist mission which is “The progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of patient care, research and education.” New grads should also be motivated, show initiative and flexibility.
Wha t is s p ecia l a bou t workin g for you r com p a n y? Patient Care is our #1 priority at MSKCC and you can see it in everyone that works here, from facilities to physicians. At MSKCC, you are part of a team with a purpose. All of our employees are part of a collaborative effort to set new standards in the prevention, treatment & cure of cancer. We promote initiatives that foster diversity and inclusion within our workforce, our leadership, the patients we serve, and our community.
What can a student expect to learn during an internship? Depending on the internship, students have the
opportunity to work in a clinic with patients, see the “business side” of our hospital through hospital administration, or work alongside top scientists in our state of the art laboratories.
When are you scheduled to be on campus? You can visit us at the Rutgers-New Brunswick Athlete Career Fair on Februar y 7th, RutgersNew Brunswick Pharmacy Fair on Februar y 8th, Rutgers Nursing Fair in Newark on March 7th, the Big East Career Fair at Madison Square Garden on March 11th, or on campus on April 8th at the Non-Profit & Government Career Day at the Cook Campus Center.
What type of questions can a student expect during an interview? Are they behavioral-based? The questions are not always behavioral-based although some are. We want to know why you are interested in MSKCC, why you are interested in healthcare, what you are looking to do in the future and where you think you would like to go with your career.
What is the best way to find out more about your company? The best way to learn more about us is by visiting us while we’re on campus or visit our website at www.mskcc.org.
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CAREER TIP OF THE MONTH Real World Experience A recurring theme in entry level job search is the lack of experience factor. “Where do I get experience if no one is willing to hire me?” Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines? Possibly for some, but there are other alternatives. Many students focus exclusively on seeking paid work experience as their only alternative. Be careful not to box yourself into this limited focus. As a Hiring Manager, I look at any and all experience you may have accumulated to date, whether fulltime or part-time, paid or unpaid. Work experience makes you more marketable as a job candidate; it also gives you the opportunity to gain greater understanding about your chosen field. You will be able to find out in advance what many of the positives and negatives are, then truly enter your field with your eyes open. Or step back early from what could have been a major career mistake. So as you approach the task of gaining real world experience, do it from a “sponge” perspective—be ready to soak up every bit of information that comes your way. Full-time or part-time. Paid or unpaid. Worker or observer. An internship is often considered to be nirvana for the college student seeking work experience. The original “co-op” idea— combining classroom study with practical work experience— has evolved into a universally accepted program for gaining work experience. The experience gained in an internship/coop has become the key differentiator for many new college grads. Make no mistake—a successful internship can be your ticket to locking down a job offer (or several job offers) early in your final year. But it can come at a price. Most schools offer credit for formal internships during the school year. But it is usually only six to nine credit hours, not the standard fifteen per semester to graduate on a “normal” schedule. In addition to standard work hours, you may be required to write term papers to report on your experience. The net effect of the lower credits earned while school is in session may require some interns to go an extra semester or summer session to make up for the lost credit hours. Another adaptation of the “internship” term is to refer to summer employment as an “internship.” This experience in the field also plays well in your job search, although you should not be concerned with finding work that is specifically listed as an internship. If you ask an employer if they offer summer internships, the answer will often be “No.” However, if you ask the employer if they offer summer jobs in your field, the answer may be “Yes.” Why the difference? Because most employers consider internships to be formal training programs in preparation for real work, while summer jobs are simply doing the real work. Which would you rather do? The real work is always the best experience.
Content written by Brian Krueger, President, CollegeGrad.com, Inc. Copyright College Grad.com, Inc. Used by permission of the author and publisher. Additional entry-level career information is available at www.CollegeGrad.com.
Ask the Director Dear Director: I had an internship in the summer with a financial service company. I did not obtain the internship through Rutgers. I was called by the company to come in for an interview after seeing my resume online. I am still interning there now and I wanted to know how I go about getting credits for this internship since it is unpaid. I have been interning there since June and I am sure I will there till I graduate. Can you please let me know of the requirements. Dear Rutgers Student: Thanks for your inquiry. You can apply for the Rutgers Internship and Coop Program and earn three credits during the spring semester for 180 hours of work and the completion of an online course, consisting of a few papers and work journal entries (but no reading). For details and an application, log on to careerservices.rutgers.edu and click on “Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program” under “Quick Links.” We hope to “see” you in one of our internship sections in the spring. —Dr. Richard White, Director, Career Services, 56 College Ave.
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JOB SEARCH TIPS IN TODAY’S JOB MARKET By Dorothy Kerr Despite the current economy, with a game plan, a goal, and some hard work, there is a good chance that you will find a position. The entry-level job market has not been hit as hard as mid-and-upper level jobs. Here are several tips for today’s tough job market, whether you’re seeking a full-time job or internship: 1 . CareerKnight—This is the Rutgers on-campus interviewing and job posting program. We expect over 150 companies to visit campus to recruit this year, representing a range of industries. You can conduct all aspects of the pre-interview process from your computer, including reading job descriptions, submitting resumes, finding out if you have been selected for an interview, and scheduling your interviews. CareerKnight posted over 3,000 jobs and internships from over 1,000 employers last year, and you can even access the Monstertrak site from CareerKnight for additional job postings. We receive an average of 20 new jobs every business day. It’s a great source for full-time jobs, co-ops, internships, and part-time jobs.
Action Step: Visit the Career Services website at careerservices. ru tgers. edu ; click on “Student Login to CareerKnight” at least once a week. 2 . Career Days—Attend the NJ Diversity Career Day on Friday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. at the RSC. Login to “CareerKnight” from our website two weeks in advance to see who’s coming. This event is open to all students.
Action Step: Review the list of participating employers two weeks prior to the event, and research them through their website. Come early on February 18 to get an edge on the competition. Dress professionally and bring your resume.
3 . Em p loyer Inform ation Sessions and Op en Hou ses—Make personal contact with recruiters on campus and begin to build key relationships with hiring organizations. Most sessions are in the Busch Campus Center or Rutgers Student Center in late afternoon or early evening.
Action Step: Visit the Career Services website at careerservices.rutgers.edu; click on “Student Login to CareerKnight.” Click on “Career Events.” 4 . Networking—A must! Tap into your own personal network and the online Rutgers network. P ersonal Network—Make a list of 10 people with full-time jobs whom you know well. They might be relatives, neighbors, local merchants, former supervisors, professors, etc. Include phone numbers and email addresses. Alum ni Career Network—Utilize this database which lists Rutgers alumni by their major and career field. Log on to careerservices.rutgers.edu; click on “Alumni Career Network.” All members have expressed interest in providing career information and advice.
Action Step: Call or email your contacts. Ask them how they got their jobs, what they like and dislike about their jobs, and how you should conduct your job search. A final note: Stay flexible and remain open to different possibilities. Think about part-time jobs or volunteer assignments to get your foot in the door. Good luck with your job search. Let us know how we can assist you.
Dorothy Kerr is Career Services’ executive manager of employer services at 56 College Avenue.
Did You Know? The Career Services website attracted nearly 333,000 visitors from July to December.
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Civic Engagement and Service Education Partnerships 1) What is the CESEP Program? The CESEP Program supports service learning by linking students to organizations that address community needs. Students undertake 33 hours of service in a community organization, do reflection on their service, and participate in academic work to earn an additional credit. Students may write a grant, design a brochure, plan events, do community health education, etc. depending on the learning goals of their class. CESEP also runs the Rutgers Bonner Leader Program, the New Jersey Leaders of Tomorrow Presidential Internship, the “Learning to End Hunger” Campaign, and our newest program, Advancing Community Development where students will have the opportunity to work in teams with J&J employees on projects for community organizations. 2) Are there scholarships for participants? We offer two scholarships for outstanding CESEP students, one based on need as well as academics and the other based on community impact. Plus, our Bonner students are AmeriCorps members who receive $1,000 Educational Award upon completion of their 300 hours of service. 3) What departments offer courses for the CESEP Program? It varies, but we have courses from English, Italian, Spanish, Sociology, Psychology, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Communication and Information, Education, Political Science, etc. 4) What types of environments are CESEP participants working in? Hospitals, schools, senior centers, social service agencies, legislative offices, preschools, libraries, etc. 5) What do you think is the most rewarding part of this experience? Students recognize not only the practical experience that can be used for future contacts and for their resume, but also the intrinsic rewards of making contributions to their community. For more information on CESEP, check out their website at case.rutgers.edu. For more information on other internships and opportunities, go to careerser vices.rutgers.edu, click on “Students” then “Internships & Co-op.”
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