Career Development

Graduate students can meet one-on-one with Dr. Badheka on the Newark Health Science Campus. Please email Dr. Badheka for an appointment.

It is strongly recommended that students start exploring career interests early on. Masters students should schedule their one-on-one appointment in the second semester and Ph.D. students should do the same in the third year of their Ph.D. program. The advising sessions are designed to:

  • discuss career interests
  • map a plan to achieve career goals
  • develop a job search strategy
  • learn about best practices in resume writing, informational interviewing, and creating LinkedIn profile

To access videos from the Spring 2019 career development workshops with Propel Careers, please see this document and login here.

Topics covered during this Spring 2019 workshop:

  • Making the most out of your time in academia
  • Cover letter and resume writing
  • Preparing an elevator pitch and optimizing LinkedIn profile
  • Informational interviewing and networking
  • Preparing for job interview and salary negotiation in industry
  • Cultivating your network after you land a job

Students who wish to improve their writing or have a review of their personal statement can access the RBHS writing center located in the George F. Smith Library on the Newark Health Science Campus. Learn more

Currently, the writing center offers support for

  • Writing personal statements
  • Citation analysis and attribution
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) support
  • Note taking and time management
  • Outlining and organizing

Graduate students on the Newark Health Science Campus of SGS can also access the University-wide Career Services in New Brunswick.

  • click here to create a Rutgers Handshake account
  • click here for the 2018-2019 career service guide

Students interested in positions in New Jersey can tap into the free resources provided by BioNJ

BioNJ is the largest life sciences association in New Jersey, BioNJ is a powerful network of 400 Member companies representing research-based life sciences companies and stakeholders. BioNJ's Career Portal is specifically designed for the New Jersey life sciences industry. 

Job postings in higher education which include research and administrative positions can be viewed at following sites

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