Career Exploration and Success

The Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES) is committed to assisting students in making connections between their academic experience and career paths. We provide career-related resources to help individuals discover themselves, explore careers and academic pathways, develop skills, and pursue their post-graduate goals. We build relationships with external partners to optimize opportunities while creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in articulating co-curricular experiences that will make them competitive in their future pursuits.

CES is committed to assisting doctoral students in preparing for productive and meaningful careers. We recognize that there are needs unique to this career community, and we are here to support you.

Here are simple steps to get familiar with all the resources, support, and job opportunities

  1. Set up your Handshake Account
    Rutgers Handshake is the #1 platform for all things career success. Students can utilize Handshake to access thousands of job and internship listings, schedule appointments with career advisers, read employer reviews, network with recruiters, register for events, access exclusive online resources, and much more. Here is a video to assist you on the setup.
  2. Sign up for the Doctoral Students Career Community and get access to a newsletter that will provide you with tailored events, alumni mentors, career outcomes, and resources for graduate students. Visit HERE to get more information on this newsletter. Visit our website for additional information
  3. Meet with a career advisor to discuss your career goals as a graduate student and plans to get there. Schedule an appointment with Rudrani Gangopadhyay, the Doctoral Student Career Advisor, today by visiting Handshake. On the Advising Category screen in Handshake, select "Student Community-Specific Questions" and then "Doctoral Students: Career Advising" or email Rudrani at: Here is a video to assist you.
  4. To learn more about CES check out their website