Career Development

Fri
28
Jun

Happy Endings for NJ's Unemployed: Grant-Funded Training Courses Provide Practical Skills & New Opportunities

Photo shows students in the Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School's Three-Week Preparatory Short Course learn about good golf course design in the field from legendary architect, Stephen Kay, at the Rutgers University Golf Course.

The first part of Sergio Sosa’s story is far too familiar: the Union City resident was inches away from earning his Master’s degree in Biology from Rutgers, and was transitioning from full-time student to full-time assistant-in-training at a golf course. Just when he thought everything was falling into place, Sosa was laid off from his job in late 2012.

Yet by March 2013, Sosa (with degree in hand) was gainfully employed as Assistant Superintendent at two popular New York City-owned golf courses.

Sosa credits the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education (OCPE) and a grant from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (DOL) for helping him get there.

Tue
25
Jun

PSM Entrepreneur Bootcamp

PSM Bootcamp grads

The Rutgers Professional Science Master’s Program, in collaboration with the New Jersey Technology Council, co-sponsored the Entrepreneur Bootcamp on April 23, 2013 at the Busch Campus Student Center.  The intensive day long conference is a "must attend" program for early stage entrepreneurs, individuals seeking to start a technology company, pharmaceutical and IT professionals contemplating a transition. Current PSM students and alumni participated in the program.

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
04
Mar

Zimmerli Art Museum to Celebrate Storytelling in PNC-funded Events for Children, Educators

Len Cabral acting out a story to preschoolers

Internationally acclaimed storyteller Len Cabral will conduct the Zimmerli Art Museum’s seventh annual Celebration of Storytelling for preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday, March 19 and 21. On March 19, Cabral also will conduct a Preschool Educators Workshop from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Space is limited at both events and registration is required by calling (848) 932-6766 or emailing education@zimmerli.rutgers.edu.

The Celebration of Storytelling is open to preschool-age classes, as well as individuals. Children who are not part of a school group must be accompanied by an adult.

The Preschool Educators Workshop is limited to 35 educators. Each participant will receive three professional development credit hours for attending the program. Refreshments will be served.

Tue
19
Mar

10th Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference Brings Record Crowd

Rutgers Online Learning Conference session

New Brunswick, N.J. - On March 18, 2019, the nation’s top experts in online education and hybrid learning gathered at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick for the 10th Annual Rutgers Online Learning Conference (RUOnlineCon) to learn about advances in learning technology and share best practices for effective use of that technology. Attendees discussed new instructional paradigms, ancillary software and sites, and faculty training and resources among other topics.

 

During his opening remarks, Richard J. Novak, Vice President for continuing studies and distance education, emphasized Rutgers’ reputation as pioneers in online learning. Twenty years ago, Rutgers was one of the first universities to use a learning management system (LMS) for online classes. Ten years ago, Novak and his colleagues founded RUOnlineCon. He said, “When we started, RUOnlineCon was a dream. We didn’t know if we could get 50 people to come. At the first conference, we had 100 people.”

 

Thu
13
Dec

Eight Rutgers MBS Students Awarded Scholarships by New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists

Rutgers MBS students and advisors

Eight Rutgers Master of Business and Science (MBS) Personal Care Science students were recently awarded scholarships for their communication and social media work with the New York Society of Cosmetic Chemists (NYSCC). Rutgers' Professional Science Master's Program partnered with NYSCC for an externship exchange, giving MBS students the opportunity to support NYSCC's mission of advancing cosmetic science through meetings and publications. 

 

Manessa Lormejuste, Kelly Patraju, Charles Xu, Estelle Gu, Deanna Smith, Britney Yates, Clarisse Aoanan and Jiayi “Joy” Yuan each received $3,000 scholarships for the impact they had on NYSCC's success in 2018.

 

Wed
17
Oct

Rutgers Professional Science Master's students take advantage of new telepresence classroom and visit USPTO

Rutgers teleconference classroom

Graduate students from Rutgers Professional Science Master’s Program and The Ohio State University shared a course this summer using the new video-enhanced learning facilities in Tillet Hall.  The course, on Intellectual Property Strategy, has been offered by Rutgers for the past 6 years. There were 54 students total, eight from OSU's Fisher College of Business, and 46 from Rutgers. The new classroom in Tillet Hall has voice activated microphones and immersive cameras so that the students and lecturers could feel connected. In addition to the telepresence classroom, there were 18 remote students who connected through a web conferencing system. The course covered the fundamentals of intellectual property, evaluating patent portfolios, and technology transfer and included many guest lectures from experts in the field. The lectures alternated between New Jersey and Rutgers.

Mon
07
May

Q&A with Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

Alice Hoffman, Bestselling Author and Rutgers–New Brunswick Writers’ Conference Opening Keynote Speaker

SOMERSET, NJ— Alice Hoffman has been called “America’s literary heir to the Brothers Grimm,” and her remarkable “fables of the everyday” have enchanted readers since the publication of her first novel, Property Of, in 1977.

Tue
10
Oct

Video: The Joy of Automata | Rutgers University CMSCE

Teachers building engineering projects in an automata workshop

At Rutgers, K-12 teachers learn the joy of automata, combining engineering, art and storytelling. Automata are creative, handmade machines students build with everyday objects. Discover your inner engineer at an automata workshop at Rutgers University Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Education (CMSCE).

Learn more at cmsce.rutgers.edu

Fri
30
Jun

Retired Wall Street Tech Expert Sharpens Skills at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

John Bruno Presenting at Rutgers Coding Bootcamp

By Padraig Ryan

John Bruno chuckles looking back at the dismal outcome of his first computer course more than 40 years ago.

“It was the only course I ever failed,” Bruno said. “I remember my professor telling me never to go near a computer in my career.”

Luckily, Bruno, 63, didn’t listen. In fact, he aced his subsequent computer tech classes. That opened a 40-year career in information technology, where he helped revolutionize data management on Wall Street. He even taught coding courses at night.

After retiring, Bruno took on a new challenge, to create a regulatory and compliance application and build it himself. Feeling a bit rusty in his coding skills, he enrolled in the Rutgers Coding Bootcamp, a six-month intensive program offered by the Division of Continuing Studies.

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