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 global issues. 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. We build relationships with alumni, employers, and graduate schools to optimize connections for our students while also creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in developing and articulating co-curricular experiences that will help to ensure that they are competitive in their future pursuits. 

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.

Professional Development Opportunities

HC Career and Life with Purpose Program


HC Peak Performance Series

HC Merit Pin

Additional Programs


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rydel, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Alumni & Corporate Engagement.