Professional career counselors are available to assist you with a range of career-related issues on an individual basis, such as:
- Choosing a major
- Developing career plans
- Looking for a job/internship
- Planning for graduate school
- Changing careers
Together you may decide to use career assessments, use resources in our career libraries, or explore information online. These activities will help you make good career decisions. The number of appointments scheduled with a counselor will vary depending on the career issue(s) needing attention.
Scheduling a career counseling appointment
For currently enrolled students and alumni who graduated 6 months or less from today:
Request an appointment online via your CareerKnight account.
How to Request a Career Counseling Appointment Online
For alumni who graduated more than 6 months ago:
Create your CareerKnight account. After you receive an email confirmation that your account has been approved, call 732-932-7997 or 848-445-6127 from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Initial appointments can be made by calling one of our offices after your CareerKnight account has been activated. Please do not use CareerKnight’s online appointment request system for your first counseling appointment.
Individual consultations last approximately 30 minutes. If you are 10 or more minutes late your appointment will need to be rescheduled. There is no fee for current students. Alumni fees are as follows:
|Time Beyond Graduation ||Fee|
May grads - Nov 30
Oct grads - April 30
Jan grads - June 30
|6 months-2 years||$25 |
|2-5 years ||$50|
|5+ years ||$100|
Types of issues that can be addressed during alumni appointments include: resume writing, interview techniques, job search, and career planning.
Our drop-in services are designed for quick resume critiques and quick answers for current students only.
For more information, see our "FAQs about the Career Counseling Process
Top Reasons for Making a Counseling Appointment with a Rutgers Career Counselor
- Get help with choosing the best major for you.
- Decide whether a job or graduate school is the best choice at this time.
- Take career, skill, interest, and value assessments in consultation with a career counselor.
- Build connections to the world of work.
- Develop your resume and cover letter, or personal statement for graduate school.
- Learn how to network with alumni and how to contact alumni mentors.
- Get help with interview skills and finding a job/internship.
- Evaluate job offers and learn negotiating skills and strategies.
Policy on External Requests for Counseling Services
|Career Services at Rutgers University-New Brunswick provides a wide range of services to members of the Rutgers community. However, we are unable to provide counseling services to individuals who are not Rutgers students or alumni. Here are several resources that you may wish to consider:|
- Participate in our New Jersey Collegiate Career Days in early January and late May each year. The events take place at the Rutgers Student Center and Brower Commons on College Avenue in New Brunswick. They are open to students and graduates of any college or university.
- For individual career counseling, contact the Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at 732-445-6111. The Career Psychology Group provides counseling services according to your ability to pay.
- If you are a student or graduate of a community college, college, or university, contact your career center to see what services they can offer you.
- See our "Career & Job Websites" section for useful likes to outside career sites.