Everyone can be a part of a student’s career journey. We appreciate your interest in helping your student and/or contributing to the Career Development Center.

Helping your student to be career ready

  • Encourage experience: While a college degree can lead to greater career possibilities, the degree itself does not offer any guarantees. Recruiters and employers want to see experience, so help to encourage participation in volunteering, student organizations, part-time jobs, internships, research, etc.
  • Reinforce early preparation: Many students come to the Career Development Center late in their college years, and feel rushed with their preparation. Connecting with the CDC early, even in the first semester, can help your student to become familiar with the services, events, and resources we provide throughout their time at Rutgers-Newark.
  • Support exploration: Learning more about different careers can help a student to understand more about their own abilities and interests, and identify options that fit. Deciding on a career is an ongoing process, and being open in conversations can help your student think through decisions as they arise.
  • Share your network: Your student may not realize the connections you have to people in different careers. Help them to get connected to professionals by mentioning the careers of colleagues, friends, and family that can be part of their network.

Contributing to the Career Development Center

  • Posting opportunities: If you have an opportunity that you would like to post at Rutgers-Newark, you may do so using our career platform Rutgers-Newark Handshake. Please note that we will review postings according to our Employer Policies.
  • Career Closet: The Career Development Center collects donations of professional attire (business casual or business professional), which are provided to students free of charge at several events throughout the academic year. If you are interested in contributing donations for the Career Closet, please contact the Career Development Center.