career development at rutgers

Internal Career Resources

In addition to the office's monthly activities and career development workshop schedule, you should know about the career development programs and resources within Rutgers.

  • Rutgers Individual Development Plan: The individual development plan (IDP) is a mentoring and career development tool that helps you to be more intentional and to take ownership of your career goals and success.
  • iJOBS: helps Ph.D.'s discover nonacademic areas of opportunity and to provide the required training so that they are better prepared to work in the professional environment. This training is accomplished through a mix of formal academic instruction, workshops, interaction with successful professionals in the chosen fields, and professional mentoring. 
  • iJOBS Blog: run entirely by graduate students and postdoctoral researchers within the iJOBS program, is also a resource to find articles about iJOBS trainees' experiences in the program, their career and professional interests, and current happenings in science careers.
  • INSPIRE: prepares diverse university-trained Ph.D. scholars for successful careers as scientist-educators while increasing the participation of diverse student populations in biomedical science research fields.
  • Career Management Tools (UHR): designed to equip employees with the information, resources, and tools they need to successfully manage their careers. These tools will help you to understand your career planning process, prepare a professional résumé and cover letter, and to successfully manage the interview process.
  • Research Portal: a one-stop-shop for all of your research-related needs
  • GradFund: helps you navigate the world of funding and learn about the grant and fellowship opportunities available to you.
  • PREP | A New Career Preparation Program for PhDs: The Proactive, Reflection, Empowered, Planning (PREP) program — based on the fundaments of YouMap®, a holistic self-discovery tool—is designed to increase self-awareness of your four pillars of career satisfaction, prepare you so that you can identify the best career fit for you, and equip you to showcase your professional value to peers, colleagues, and future employers.
  • The Center for Teaching Advancement & Assessment Research (CTAAR): supports postdocs by offering skill-building workshops, such as Teaching Portfolio, which helps postdocs interested in the classroom.
  • Objective Analysis of Self and Institution Seminar (OASIS): a leadership and professional development program designed to accelerate the career development and advancement of academic women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), including social and health science fields through a combination of workshops, networking, mentoring, and individual coaching. 
  • National Research Mentoring Network-CIC Academic Network (NRMN-CAN): a collaborative Big Ten grant offering professional development and grantsmanship coaching to postdocs in biological, clinical, environmental, and social/behavioral sciences.
  • The Rutgers Connection Network Mentoring Program: a universitywide mentoring program that provides the infrastructure, training, and facilitation that enable faculty to participate in effective and collaborative mentoring partnerships with other faculty beyond the departmental level. 
  • Individual Career Advising: If you're a postdoc looking for perspective on how to navigate your career path, contact Itzamarie Chevere-Torres to schedule an appointment. For Newark postdocs, contact Doreen Badheka to schedule an appointment. 
  • Responsible Conduct Research (RCR): the practice of scientific investigation with integrity. It involves the awareness and application of established professional norms and ethical principles in the performance of all activities related to scientific research. The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences offers an annual Ethical Scientific Conduct course for the purpose of RCR training that is compliant with NIH requirements. For more information about additional RCR resources, click here.