Career Exploration

From exploring potential career paths to figuring out what to wear for a big job interview, we’re here to help you pursue success while you’re a Rutgers student and long after you graduate.

Career Exploration and Success (CES) is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths. We provide career-related advising, resources, and programs to help individuals discover their interests, values, and skills, explore careers and majors, develop skills through internships and experiential opportunities, and pursue their post-graduate goals. 

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E-learning platform by Beyond the Professoriate

Beyond the Professoriate helps grad students and PhDs leverage their education into meaningful careers, whether in academia or beyond. We have resources to support individuals and partner with institutions to help PhDs and grad students land jobs in: Industry, Non-Profit, Higher Education Administration, Faculty, and the Private Sector.

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This free online career exploration and planning tool gives PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences an easy way to assess their career-related skills, interests, and values, explore career paths, define goals, and map out next steps.

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The Rutgers University iJOBS Program, funded by the National Institutes of Health, exposes life science PhD students and postdocs to a range of non-academic career options and empowers them to pursue their career goals.

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Individual Development Plans (IDPs) are personalized mentoring and professional development tools to facilitate graduate students’ goal-setting, professional planning, and communication with mentors.

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Upcoming employment events

Jun 18 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Graphical Abstracts Workshop

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Jun 24 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Research positions in industry

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Jul 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Resume Preparation using the Flamingo Program

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Jul 11 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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iJOBS Panel: Different Options for International PhD Trainees to Land a Job

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Jul 17 10:30 pm - 12:00 pm

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iJOBS Career Panel: Non-research careers with a PhD

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Jul 18 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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iJOBS Seminar: Career Lessons Learned from Mergers and Acquisitions at Large Pharma and StartUps by Frank Malinoski

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Jul 23 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Applying to Teaching Intensive Faculty Jobs

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Aug 15 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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iJOBS Workshop: Applying to Research Intensive Faculty Jobs

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