The Office of Career Services at the School of Law-Newark, which includes a professional staff of four attorneys, provides a wide range of traditional and innovative services and programs to assist students and graduates in developing their career goals and finding employment in an increasingly competitive job market. One staff member has been specifically designated to develop programs and address the needs of students interested in public interest law.
The professional staff coordinates programs on legal career topics; offers workshops on résumé writing, interviewing, and networking; and works closely with students on the development of job search strategies. In addition to annual programs that educate students about traditional opportunities such as judicial clerkships, private practice, and careers in public interest, panels are conducted on specific career issues and practice areas.
The office administers an extensive on-campus interview program through which law firms; corporations; and legal divisions of federal, state, and local government agencies recruit for permanent and summer positions. The office also cosponsors public interest and minority job fairs, held off campus, in which hundreds of other employers participate. In addition, many prospective public and private sector employers list job openings with the office. New listings of part-time summer and full-time jobs are received and posted daily.
Rutgers-Newark`s commitment to quality career services does not end at graduation. The staff maintains contact with graduates and encourages alumni to make use of the career services office for general career counseling as well as advice on résumé writing and job searches. A web-based job board that identifies hundreds of employment opportunities for graduates is available to all alumni.
The office is open Monday through Thursday from 9: 00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Early morning and evening appointments are also available.