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Office of Career Management

Undergraduate Newark Program

OCM Operating message to students

RBS students,

We hope you and your families are safe during these times and that you’ve been able to enjoy yourselves responsibly this summer despite the societal restrictions. To anyone affected by the pandemic, please know that our sympathies are with you. For further resources, please visit coronavirus.rutgers.edu, or if you need to speak to someone, Rutgers offers a range of counseling services.

The RBS Office of Career Management and the rest of Rutgers Business School are here to assist you in your educational journey. This academic year will be different from any other as you are navigating your college journey virtually. You will have to develop methodologies to learn, work and network in a new virtual environment. The staff of the Office of Career Management have worked all summer to ensure you have the resources you need to be successful in your internship and employment search. We have online tools to help you prepare for your internship and job prospects such as the VMock resume development program and virtual interviewing practice in BusinessKnight. In addition, all career counselors are available for remote counseling sessions so reach out directly to your program’s career counselor. More information is available online at MyRBS OCM for each RBS program. In the meantime, I encourage you all to check in to Business Knight regularly and familiarize yourself with the various OCM resources.

The entire RBS Office of Career Management welcomes you to the 2021 academic year and wish you much success the semester.

Best,
James King
Senior Director
RBS Office of Career Management

Our mission is to promote RBS Undergraduate Newark as a source for top talent, by preparing our students to find internships, Co-Ops and full-time employment. We accomplish this mission by:

  • Providing employers concentrated, targeted and focused access to business students.
  • Preparing our students to effectively market their value to a prospective employer.
  • Partnering with Career Services, alumni and faculty to augment existing resources.

OCM Services Include

  • Individual 1-on-1 Career Coaching Appointments (All career coaching appointments are held on-site at 1 Washington Park)
  • Internship and Co-op Advice
  • Resume and Cover Letter Critiques
  • Video Interview Rooms
  • Mock Interview Practice
  • Access to BusinessKnightRutgers Newark Handshake, and Rutgers New Brunswick Handshake (includes job postings, resources, campus recruiting for the Newark and New Brunswick Campuses)
  • Targeted Professional Development Workshops
  • Annual RBS Fall and Spring Career Fairs
  • Industry Panels (Accounting, Finance, Marketing, MIS, Supply Chain)

BusinessKnight

As a Rutgers Business School student, searching for employment opportunities is essential- and now you have access to TWO career platforms: RBS BusinessKnight and Rutgers Handshake.

Your premier career management tool is BusinessKnight, powered by Simplicity. This career portal is exclusive to only Rutgers business students. Why should you use it?

  • Exclusive registration for Rutgers Business School-related events, such as the RBS Career Fair.
  • Job postings are tailored for RBS students and RBS-specific majors.
  • This platform hosts a smaller pool of students, which means a smaller pool of candidates applying for positions you are interested in.
  • Business Forum, a required business school core course, will be using this platform for class activities and assignments.

Accessing BusinessKnight

  1. Click the button below.
  2. Enter your Rutgers email, which will then prompt you to set your password.
  3. Update your profile on the left-hand menu with your resume, education, experience, projects, and skills.
  4. Explore events, workshops, and job postings
  5. If you have any issues, contact: RBScareers@business.rutgers.edu

BusinessKnight logo

Launch BusinessKnight

Handshake

This new career management platform offered to all Rutgers students provides:

  • Machine learning to highlight relevant resources tailored to each user
  • A mobile app that allows students to access platform features on the go
  • Ability to follow employers of interest and receive alerts when opportunities are posted

Visit bitly.com/ruhandshake to set up your account.

A large gathering of people at the Career Fair

Events

The Office of Career Management offers a wide range of networking and recruitment opportunities for our employer partners and students, as well as programming to improve our students’ professional skillsets. Our diverse programming addresses the professional needs of students through day-to-day advising, exclusive RBS events and supportive initiatives such as RU Suited. Learn more about our upcoming events.

Despite our unforeseeable circumstances, the Office of Career Management is still finding new ways to help students meet their professional goals. Be sure to constantly check our calendar of events, social media, and BusinessKnight for weekly webinars, virtual networking opportunities, and resources available for students.

Report Your Offer

Received an offer for a full-time, co-op, or internship position?

Report your full-time or internship offer to ocm-nwk@business.rutgers.edu, or for more information please refer to Rutgers University-Newark Offer Acceptance Policy.

Why should I report my offer and how is my information used?

As a member of the RBS-Newark family we want to hear your story! We take great pride in your accomplishments and we need your help to continue to promote your achievements! Your response also allows us to compete in the rankings which helps increase the value of your degree, and attracts recruiters looking for top talent. It is a way to showcase the success of the RBS-Newark students and strengthens the identity of our brand.

All individual identifying information is kept completely confidential and the data is reported in aggregate form. Questions? Email ocm-nwk@business.rutgers.edu.

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Resources

General

Professional Development

Resumes

Elevator Pitches

Career Fairs

Interviews

LinkedIn

External Resources

Office of Career Management Staff

Wanda Cruz-Mendez
Director
wmendez@business.rutgers.edu
(973)353-5524

Sarah Kosakowski
Career Management Specialist
skosakowski@busness.rutgers.edu
(973)353-3587

Lisa Minieri
Career Management Specialist
lminieri@business.rutgers.edu
(973)353-5122

Need an Appointment?

Schedule an appointment with OCM through email.
Provide 3 dates and times that work with your schedule and we will accommodate you.

Office Hours:

Monday & Wednesday: 8:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm