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Thu
09
May

Labor Studies a Popular Program for Adults Returning to School

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The bachelor of science degree in Labor and Employment Relations (LER) is a popular program among students enrolled in Rutgers’ Off Campus degree completion programs or those who choose to earn a degree online. With jobs focused on managing and representing people enjoying steady growth, a Rutgers degree in labor and employment relations can give an individual the advantage in the job market.

Offered through the School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR), the program comprises a flexible combination of online, daytime, weekend, evening, and/or off-campus courses. Yet, these flexible options do not hinder student access to faculty or student services staff at SMLR.

Tue
23
Apr

Join Us for Rutgers Day, Saturday, April 27

Join Us for Rutgers Day

Play a prize wheel, experience 3-D printing, enter to win a $500 scholarship. These opportunities and more await visitors to the Division of Continuing Studies’ (DoCS) programs at Rutgers Day, this Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campuses.

Virtual Rutgers: Past Present, Future, and Making Reality in the Busch Campus Center will give visitors the opportunity to experience 3-D printing and game technology for a virtual experience. Meet Rutgers students who are engaged in exciting makerspace projects.

In the Bishop House area on the College Avenue Campus, visit the Summer Session booth to enter a raffle to win a $500 scholarship toward a Summer Session course.

On Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue Campus:

Mon
22
Apr

Online Job Training Programs Offered by Rutgers’ CCPD Help Job Seekers

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Rutgers’ Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD) offers a host of educational opportunities to meet the needs of those looking to upgrade their skills, improve their marketability in the workplace, broaden their horizons, or comply with professional requirements.

CCPD primarily offers noncredit certificate programs for those interested in advancing their careers, learning a new skill, changing careers, or maintaining a particular level of competency in their field. CCPD ’s wide selection of online programs enables individuals to learn at their own pace and on their own schedule.

Online Certificate Programs

CCPD offers dozens of online certificate programs that enable individuals to complete coursework on their own schedule in the convenience of their own home.

Tue
12
Mar

Rutgers’ Summer Scholars Program Enables High School Students to Experience College Life and Academics

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High-achieving high school students can experience university life, earn college credits, and get a head start on their post-secondary educations through Rutgers University’s Summer Scholars Program.

Summer Scholars, who must be high school juniors or younger, may take up to two Rutgers courses during Summer Session II (June 24-August 1), or Session III (July 8-August 14).

Students entering their junior or senior year of high school in fall 2013, who have a minimum GPA of 3.0, may apply to take introductory-level college courses. Exceptional students younger than 16 are considered on a case-by-case basis and are required to be interviewed and submit a PSAT or SAT score.

Scholarships covering 20 percent of the course tuition are available to students with a recommendation letter from their guidance counselor.

Tue
05
Feb

‘Retool Your Career’: Attend a Free Workshop, Meet Program Representatives at Continuing Education Fair, March 16

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The 2nd Annual ‘Retool Your Career’ Continuing Education Fair at Rutgers on Saturday, March 16, offers the public the opportunity to meet with representatives of scores of Rutgers continuing education programs and also attend a free career workshop on resume writing or networking.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cook Campus Center, 59 Biel Road, on the Rutgers Cook Campus. It is free and open to the public. Registration is required for the workshops.

Anyone who is un- or under-employed, considering a career change, seeking continuing education credits for certification or licensing, or interested in pursuing higher education for career enhancement is welcome to attend.

Thu
31
Jan

Game Design, Cult Films, Murder, Birds and Hurricane Sandy on Rutgers’ Summer Session Schedule

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Looking for a way to earn college credit this summer and take a course that might not be available during the academic year? Check out Rutgers New Brunswick’s 2013 Summer Session offering more than 2,200 course sections, internships, research and travel opportunities in a wide breadth of subject areas.

As one of the country’s largest summer sessions, Rutgers New Brunswick welcomes both Rutgers and visiting students, as well as qualifying high school students, for study during the summer on campus, online and in hybrid courses. This year’s sessions will run May 28-July 5, June 24-August 1, and July 8-August 14. Registration for all sessions begins February 18. Final dates to register vary by session.

Mon
07
Jan

ENABLED to Work Program Offers Training, Job Search Skills

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Alex Bruton served two years in Vietnam and 22 years as an Army reservist, but he faced one of his biggest challenges when two knee replacement surgeries left him unable to continue working on his feet as a cardiology technician.

Bruton sought help from the Veterans Administration, which referred him to the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation services (DVR). That agency connected him with the ENABLE Division of Small & Associates of Livingston and ultimately with Rutgers’ Center for Continuing Professional Development (CCPD).

Through these two educational partners in the Rutgers ENABLED to Work program, Bruton has been able to train for a new career and enhance his marketability through job counseling.

With state grant funding paying his tuition, Bruton enrolled in an online training program through Rutgers’ CCPD last summer to become an electronic medical health records specialist.  He also received counseling through ENABLE on job-search and resume-writing skills and techniques.

Thu
20
Dec

Program Trains First Responders to Help Persons With Developmental Disabilities

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Retired Paterson Police Officer Larry Rudesyle recalls when words like ‘crazy’ and ‘retarded’ were used in dispatches to refer to a person behaving erratically.

First responders on the scene might shout at the person to stay still and physically subdue him if he didn’t – only to find out later that the behavior was a manifestation of a developmental disability.

Recently, television shows like Glee have crusaded to banish stereotypes that surround the developmentally disabled. Similarly, the New Jersey Legislature made a big push to improve first responders’ understanding about developmental disabilities and better handle encounters by passing a law in 2008 mandating training. The result was an online course for the state’s more than 100,000 police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel.

Mon
12
Nov

One-on-One Coaching at Rutgers Gives Professional Writers an Edge

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“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” Joseph Heller, the best-selling author of Catch 22, once observed.

Most professional writers would probably agree. Writing for a living can be both exhilarating and exasperating, particularly when deadlines loom and fussy clients must be satisfied.

Rutgers WPx – the Writing Extension Program at the School of Arts and Sciences in New Brunswick – offers a menu of one-on-one personal coaching options, both online and in person that can help writers defeat the demons that often plague them. Coaching can assist writers with focusing their thoughts, identifying problem areas, building critical skills, and even managing relationships with their clients.  

Dan Spink, WPX director, said that individual coaching courses were added to WPx’s course selections about five years ago “when we realized the need for specific, real-world workplace training in our market.”

Mon
22
Oct

Winter Session Offers Best of Classroom and Online Learning

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The best of classroom and online education will be available to students enrolling in Rutgers’ Winter Session on the New Brunswick Campus this year as more courses are delivered in online and hybrid formats than ever before.

Responding to the increasing popularity of online education, Winter Session, December 21 through January 18, will offer nearly 40 percent of its courses in fully online or hybrid – part online, part classroom – formats. Online registration is in progress until December 3 for more than 100 traditional, online and hybrid courses.

Rutgers students like the flexibility that hybrid and online courses offer, and most students who have taken hybrid and/or online courses rate them equal to, or better, than traditional classroom courses in terms of their interactions with professors and classmates, engagement in the courses, and instructional methods. 

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