Careers & Transitions

Whether transitioning from high school to college or from college to careers, change can be inherently intimidating. Undergraduate Academic Affairs is the only unit at Rutgers University that focuses on ensuring that all students explore their interests and make successful transitions regardless of their major or career goals. UAA departments help to ensure that all students have access to the resources they need to make successful transitions and become leaders in the 21st century workforce.

Explore the possibilities:

  • First-Year Interest Group Seminars: We believe that students who learn the ins and outs of Rutgers in their first semester will be better off long-term. As part of our curriculum, we introduce first-year students to important resources - such as University Career Services or the Health Professions Office - in order to start students on the road to personal and professional success.
  • Pre-Law Advising: We counsel students interested in preparing for admission to law school. We use the expression "pre-law" as a way to describe all training, studies, and experience which precede formal law study. A library of law school catalogs and resource materials are available, as are statistics about applications and acceptances to law school. 
  • Student Access & Educational Equity: Programs like Upward Bound & Upward Bound Math-Science offered through our office provide a supportive and educational resource to assist students in navigating the college admissions process. Our services and activities foster the students' understanding of what is required to succeed in college. 
  • University Career Services: Our office is committed to assisting all students - first-year to graduate students - with connecting academic experiences and career paths. We build relationships with employers and graduate schools to optimize internship and career opportunities, while also assisting students to make meaning of co-curricular experiences that will make them competitive in future pursuits.