Professional Development


The education that students receive at the Honors College provides them with the skills to work collaboratively with others to deliver creative solutions to issues impacting communities near and far. The Honors College also helps students pursue their goals for life after graduation. Whether a first-year student exploring potential career directions or a more advanced student looking for research and internship opportunities, our dean for professional development is here to help students identify the best next steps.

Students receive career-related counseling, resources, and programs to help them clarify career goals, select academic tracks and extracurricular pursuits that will enhance their professional portfolio, develop a professional network, and make successful career and graduate school transitions.

All Honors College students are provided with access to our diverse professional network of support including our dedicated HC alumni, distinguished alumni supporters, and upperclassmen peers, making it possible for all students, regardless of their socio-economic status or access to resources personally, to have the social capital they need in order to explore and venture into their preferred career paths. Additional supports include our Career and Life with Purpose Program, which gives students the tools to intentionally manage their college pursuits and career exploration process, and our Peak Performance Series, which provides students with opportunities to elevate their professional skills.

The Honors College also works with the Rutgers Office of Career Exploration and Success (CES), which is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experiences and career paths.

HC alumni, you can also connect with us up to one year post-graduation for career advising. See additional information for alumni career advising on our Alumni page.


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rydel, Assistant Dean.