The Bloustein School Office of Career Development provides career development support and individual career counseling to students and alumni of the Edward J. Bloustein School of
Planning and Public Policy. This includes students and alumni from
the urban planning and policy development master's program, the public
policy master's program, and the doctoral program. Committed to helping students and alumni achieve their goals, this office conducts individual student career advising in person, by phone, or through email regarding career decisions, job and internship searches, and employment preparation. Additionally, the office coordinates regularly schedule career development programs for graduate students and alumni.
Career Development services include:
- Career Advisement: Individual counseling appointments for career planning and placement needs, including strategies for executing a successful internship, AFE (Applied Field Experience for public policy master's students), and employment search. By appointment only (evening appointments are available).
- Résumé and Cover Letter Critique: Personal review including stylistic recommendations, content and informational changes, conducted by individual appointment meetings or via email.
- eNews: "Career development SPOTLIGHT: Mid-week highlights" is disseminated weekly to all master's and doctoral students with career-related updates, resources, and news items for the week.
- ePortfolio: In collaborationthe with Office of Information Technology Services, this office assists students in the creation of ePortfolios, an electronic collection showcasing the student's work, achievements, and talents.
- Career Development Programs: On a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, the office sponsors and hosts with alumni and other partner organizations: job talks, panel discussions, information sessions, networking events, professional development workshops, career fairs, career forums, and more.
- Bloustein Alumni Connections (BAC): A gateway to connect students with alumni, the BAC program offers a support network of alumni willing, interested, and ready to assist students and other alumni in advancing their career goals. Programs include: career advising, job talks, panel discussions, networking sessions, workshops, student-alumni mentoring (under development), and internships.
- Bloustein School Employment Database: The online database includes current offerings from employers/hosts in the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors and is a free service available to job seekers and employers. Postings listed frequently and as they become available, include full-time professional, internship/part-time, and academic positions.
For more information, contact the Office of
Student and Academic Services or visit http://policy.rutgers.edu/students/careers.
- Career Links: Valuable weblinks to job, AFE, internship, and academic postings throughout the region and nation are maintained on the website: http://policy.rutgers.edu/students/careers.php. These links, in order by interest area, are accessible by students and alumni of the Bloustein School to help in their search.
University Career Services provides resources and strategies for choosing a major, developing career plans, finding internships and full-time jobs, contacting alumni, and making successful career transitions. For more information see http://careerservices.rutgers.edu.
In addition to University Career Services, Bloustein School undergraduate programs require the formal internship courses 10:762:400 and 10:762:499. The courses assist with the exposure and placement of students within the field. There is an instructor and weekly seminar whereby students gain experience in the career development process.