Experience is a common prerequisite for many jobs, and the skills and experiences you can gain at Rutgers are endless! Through internships, on-campus employment, and global opportunities, you can develop professional competencies, gain exposure to a network of working professionals, and broaden your skill set and resume. Two thirds of undergraduates with internship experience typically report that their internships led to a full-time job offer from the same organization. It is never too early to pursue an internship.

Check out Handshake, the University’s internship and job search portal, to identify thousands of opportunities on campus and beyond. Are you eligible for Federal Work-Study? Want to get involved on campus? Always wanted to travel abroad? Intrigued by a company and want to connect with an alumnus who works there to learn more?

Use the search tool to learn about the job search resources, services, and support Rutgers offers. The most important step to take is to start. Any professional or immersive experience will help shape you into the professional you have the potential to become. 

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Career & Internship Fairs
Office of Career Exploration and Success

The Office of Career Exploration and Success offers multiple Career & Internship Fairs throughout the year. These fairs provide candidates with the ability to discuss full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities with employers.

Career Advising
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Our trained team can assist eligible students and alumni through career advising sessions.

Our career advisors are available to assist eligible Rutgers University-New Brunswick students and alumni with a range of career-related issues on an individual basis, such as:

  • How Do I Even Get Started?
  • Develop a 4-year Career Action Plan
  • Assess Your Skills and Interests
  • Choose a Major and Explore Careers
  • Gain Experience through Internships, Co-ops, and More
  • Consider and Apply for Graduate School
  • Search for Jobs

The number of appointments scheduled with an advisor will vary depending on the career issue(s) needing attention. Visit careers.rutgers.edu/handshake to schedule an appointment.

Career Options with a Bachelor of Labor and Employment Relations Degree
SMLR Career Services

There are various career paths a student can pursue with a degree in Labor Studies and Employment Relations (LSER). This resource provides a listing of potential job titles in the Labor Relations field, as well as a list of employers that have recruited LSER students for internships and full-time positions.

Careers in Human Resource Management
SMLR Career Services

Students can pursue a variety of career paths within the Human Resource Management (HRM) field. A degree or minor in HRM will prepare you to be a strategic HR business partner. The website provides a breakdown of the different subfields within HR, as well as a list of sample job titles within the industry. A list of prospective employers that have recruited HRM students can also be found on this website.

Douglass Residential College
Douglass Residential College

A Women’s College Without Walls

Here at Douglass Residential College, our members include 2,600 women drawn from the Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate population. Students pursue many majors and career paths, and come from many different backgrounds. What we have in common is an interest in gaining the skills and insights to do more with our education, our careers, and our lives.

Working with the staff of Douglass Residential College, we develop opportunities, discover strengths, create connections and draw courage from each other. At the same time, we forge ahead in our Rutgers education and make the most of our time in New Brunswick. Enroll at Douglass: https://douglass.rutgers.edu/enrollment/how-enroll-douglass

Employer Networking & Information Sessions
Office of Career Exploration and Success

The Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) offers Employer Networking & Information Sessions. Join us for these events where employers provide students with details about the various career options and benefits offered by their organization.

French Beyond The Classroom
French

French beyond the classroom are activities designed to expand learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Activities include workshops on career opportunities, internships, and study abroad and a free in-person conversation group open to students and alumni.

Global Education
Honors College

The Honors College Global Education initiative strives to offer students the opportunity to engage in both traditional classroom instruction and international on-site instruction. The Honors College offers interdisciplinary embedded seminars designed for students to complete coursework at Rutgers and abroad. Students who complete this option have the unique opportunity to travel and learn abroad while completing one of their Honors College requirements. Our students have completed coursework that includes travel to many places including France, Spain, Brazil, Northern Ireland, Poland, and South Africa. The Honors College further supports its students by offering assistance with some of the costs associated with the international experience. Available only for Honors College students.

GoinGlobal
Office of Career Exploration and Success

GoinGlobal is a resource that assists students who are pursuing global career paths. You can access H-1B visa information, country and city guides, and other resources developed to meet the specific needs of the global career seeker, offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES).

Guide to Careers and Internships
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Get a jump start on developing your plans by reading the Career & Internship Guide developed by the Office of Career Exploration and Success.  This guide contains information on exploring careers and majors, polishing your resume, implementing job search strategies, planning for graduate school, and much more.

Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy
Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy

The Innovation, Design, and Entrepreneurship Academy (IDEA) integrates design and entrepreneurial thinking into the student experience to support learning pathways for first-year students to discover and explore their interests through meaningful engagement with community organizations. During the program, students take part in research, design challenges, and entrepreneurial thinking, as well as contribute to interdisciplinary projects focused on solving complex societal challenges. IDEA’s innovation studio provides space for students to explore the innovation process through workshops, pitch competitions, and guided inquiry.

Interviewing Program
Office of Career Exploration and Success

The Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) offers an extensive interviewing program. Each year employers work with the Office of Career Exploration and Success to conduct thousands of interviews during the fall and spring semesters and select candidates for full-time, internship, and part-time opportunities. Employers recruit from a wide variety of RU majors and programs. The Interview Program (IP) is free and easy, provides you with access to some of the top employers in the region and country, and is available exclusively to RU students. We help coordinate the interviews via Rutgers Handshake on campus, in-person at the Busch Student Center, or virtually.

Office for Advising and Student Success
Mason Gross School of the Arts

The Mason Gross Office for Advising and Student Success is made up of a team of experienced academic advisors/student success counselors who specialize in helping students achieve their goals, understand their options, connect to resources, and identify their personal path to a successful academic and professional career.

A student’s relationship with their advisor is key to their academic success and offers an opportunity to exchange ideas, discuss options and discover answers. Advisors engage students in conversations about their education and life goals and want to learn about how individual students thrive and ultimately succeed in their degree and career.  Through these conversations advisors strive to empower students to make their independent decisions and claim ownership of their accomplishments.

SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Academic Advising, Policies and Degree Confirmation
  • Career Counseling and Preparation
  • Student Organizations, Involvement and Events
  • Parent and Family Information
  • General Health and Wellness Guidance

Rutgers Handshake
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Rutgers Handshake offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) is the #1 platform for all things related to career exploration, finding an internship, on-campus or off-campus positions, or landing a job opportunity post-grad. Students can utilize Rutgers Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings in the system. They can also schedule appointments with career advisors, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for events, access exclusive online resources, and much more.

Rutgers Internship and Co-op Course (RICC)
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Learn more about this credit-bearing online course, which serves as a companion to your internship or co-op experience offered by the Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES). Course credits apply towards graduation as general elective credits.

Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Program
Office of Career Exploration and Success

Rutgers Summer Service Internship (RSSI) Program provides Rutgers select students from Camden, Newark, and New Brunswick with an opportunity to earn up to $5,000 while interning for a minimum of 200-hours over 10 weeks during the summer at a public service non-profit organization or direct-service government office. Students also participate in a concurrent virtual, asynchronous course designed to explore and engage with the topic of public service while building their career readiness and professionalism skills. Candidates may apply with a qualifying internship found on their own or participate in a matching process with pre-approved internship employers before final selections are determined.

School of Management & Labor Relations - Career Services Team
School of Management and Labor Relations

The School of Management and Labor Relations Career Services team provides comprehensive career development for all students and alumni of the school. Services include, but are not limited to: individual career advising appointments (i.e. resume writing, internship/job searching, interview coaching); professional development workshops and webinars; on-campus interviewing; networking events; career fairs; and alumni mentoring. Contact information for SMLR Career Services staff is available on this website.

Student Leadership Opportunities - Leader Corps
Student Centers and Activities

Student Centers and Activities offers student leadership roles through the Leader Corps by coordinating and planning programs and events. These premier student leaders carry out their mission to provoke thought, cultivate confidence, and inspire action in the Rutgers community. The Leader Corps includes roles such as Lead Interns, Mark Conference Captains, RUAB Site Leaders and E-Board, Retreat Leaders, and Event Production Staff. Students gain valuable skills in demonstrated leadership, public speaking, event planning, peer management, social justice, initiative, innovation, and career development. The Leader Corps is a strong tie between student leaders and staff to help students explore, grow, and thrive during their college experience and beyond.

Study Abroad & Global Learning
Rutgers Global

 

Studying abroad can expand the boundaries of your education and transform the world into your classroom.

 

Rutgers Global-Study abroad is committed to making global learning possible for every student.

 

Beyond these resources and initial steps, come to our office (102 College Ave) and talk with an advisor about your global journey that awaits!

Study Abroad in Germany
German, Russian & East European Languages & Literatures

Rutgers students can study abroad in Berlin whether they are studying German or not! Rutgers partners with the Freie Universität Berlin for the FUBiS program during the summer, as well as the FU-BEST program for Fall or Spring semesters.

Summer in Paris Program
French

A 6-week-long residential study abroad program run by the Department of French. This academic program is designed to provide undergraduate students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the language and culture of France in the best possible social and cultural environment.

The French Department offers the following two scholarships for Rutgers students.  These are partial scholarships awarded to students on the combined basis of need and merit.

  • The Rick Lockwood Memorial Travel Scholarship
  • The Albert M. Wolohojian Memorial Travel Scholarship

Teaching Assistantship in France
French

The department of French actively mentors students through the TAPIF program application process, including several workshops. Operated by the French government TAPIF offers American students of French the opportunity to spend a year in France, as a paid assistant to an English language teacher in a school. This teaching internship is a unique opportunity for seniors or recent graduates to immerse themselves in the culture of France.

The Office of Distinguished Fellowships
The Office of Distinguished Fellowships

The Office of Distinguished Fellowships helps Rutgers undergraduates applying for nationally and internationally competitive scholarships and fellowships. These awards are external, funded opportunities tied to experiential learning, such as research, study abroad, service, and professional development.

Our Fellowships Advisors help you through all stages of the application process, from helping you assess your fit for specific awards, to asking for letters of recommendation, to reviewing personal statements, up until you "hit submit!"

Some examples of awards you may have heard of include the Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, and Rhodes and Schwarzman Scholarships, but there are many more.