Resources for Your Course

Consultation Services: Faculty can set up a consultation with a CDC representative to discuss digital tools and options for career development and student success resources. Tools include career assessments, interviewing support, resume reviews, and more. Request more information.

  • Rutgers-Newark Handshake: a platform for career opportunities, events, and resources that are managed and vetted by the CDC.
  • Quinncia: AI tool that offers resume and interview feedback.
  • Steppingblocks: a tool to match interests & traits with real career journeys, analyze career path matches with a database of professionals, and identify alumni pathways.
  • CliftonStrengths: assessment that measures 34 research-validated talent themes, and guides the development of those talents into strengths.

Additional tools to support specific populations:

  • Interstride: portal that provides international students with the resources they need to transition and thrive in their educational journey abroad.
  • Versatile PhD: tool to help graduate students identify, prepare for, and excel in their careers by providing instructive content, networks, job analytics and readiness tools.
  • Beyond the Professoriate/Aurora: e-learning platform for graduate students to help them prepare for careers in industry, non-profits, government, and higher education.

Syllabus Support

    • Blurb for faculty to input in syllabi:

The Career Development Center at Rutgers University-Newark is a central resource that empowers undergraduate and graduate students by teaching them skills and facilitating connections to fuel their career success. Staff and student Career Peers are available to help you take action on your career, whether it is selecting a major, exploring career options, or preparing for opportunities. Drop-ins are available Monday-Friday (no appointment needed). Workshops, events, appointments, and many other resources can be accessed through the Career Development Center website.

    • Your syllabus and Career Competencies

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) has identified career competencies that demonstrate a student’s readiness for opportunities after college. Through highlighting the NACE career competencies developed in your class, our students will be more aware of how to be career ready. Feel free to add the following statement in your syllabus, indicating the NACE Career Competencies your students will develop in your class:

This course will give you knowledge and skills related to the National Association of College and Employers (NACE) Career Competencies. The following skills, career and self-development, communication, critical thinking, equity and inclusion, leadership, professionalism, teamwork, and technology, will help prepare you in securing experiential opportunities. This is also a great opportunity to take what you are learning in this class and see how it will help you in your industry. You can connect with the CDC for support with translating these skills onto their resume and communicating these competencies to potential employers.

NACE Competencies

Request a Presentation

We can connect your course content to career development, experiential learning, and ways to find these opportunities. Invite the CDC to visit your class and speak to your students!

    • 15-minute presentation: an overview of our office and the services we have to support students in their career journey
    • 30-minute presentation: interactive presentation with learning outcomes tied to career topics. Examples of presentations include:
      • Resumes and cover letters
      • Searching for opportunities
      • Networking/connecting
      • Telling your story
      • Applying for graduate school

Event, Presentation, and Workshop Request