Career Exploration and Success (CES) is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths. CES is a big believer that your major does not necessarily equal your career. Instead, our office is centralized around our very own career journey model—where we’re committed to helping individuals discover their interests, values, and skills, explore careers and majors, develop skills through internships and experiential opportunities, and pursue their post-graduate goals.
Statistics show that the average person will change careers five to seven times during their working life—that’s careers, not just jobs! That’s why we focus on career communities. This model allows students to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based on majors and opens the door to more career options. We encourage students to log in to their Rutgers Handshake account with their NETID and password and select one to five career communities to join. Students can utilize Rutgers Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings in the system, plus schedule appointments with career advisers, read employer reviews from other students, network with employers, register for career events, access exclusive online resources, and much more.
Environment and Sustainability and our Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources are among the 13 career communities we have available led by our very own Larry Jacobs which are great for students studying at the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and exploring those industries. We also encourage students to explore our university career outcomes website, which consists of data from New Brunswick graduates in September, December, and May of each year and can provide you a glimpse into what you can do with your Rutgers degree from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences.
Find out more at the CES website.