As a graduate student, you may be committed to a career in academia following the completion of your degree. If the job market in your discipline is particularly tight, your job search can be broadened beyond academia.
If you are committed to a career in academia following your graduation from Rutgers, consider these key steps:
- Schedule an appointment with an experienced career counselor to discuss your job search and develop a job search action plan.
- Open your credentials file by going to http://www.interfolio.com/. The Rugers Credentials Service is online through a partnership between Career Services and Interfolio.com.
- Read the Chronicle of Higher Education weekly. Available at 46 College Avenue or the Busch Campus Center office.
- Review academic journals for job openings, leads, and networking ideas.
- Network with professors, graduate student colleagues, and recent graduates who attained full-time or part-time positions at colleges and universities around the country.
- Attend academic conferences to expand your network and visibility.
- Conduct research into the academic job search at any of Career Services' career libraries (46 College Avenue and Busch Campus Center). The Kilmer Library's "Career Collection" may also have some helpful resources. Visit academic web sites on the Internet.
- Consider positions in higher education administration if the job market in your discipline is extremely tight. Again, check the Chronicle. The Sunday New York Times is a good resources for the New Jersey/New York metropolitan area.