Career Counseling

Career Counseling

Our Services

Career Counseling
Take advantage of a comprehensive range of services to help reach your career goals.  Meet with an Office of Career Advancement (OCA) counselor to discuss activities such as identifying interests and skills, starting a job search campaign, writing a resume, and preparing for an interview.  You may schedule an appointment or stop by during our extended walk-in hours.  During walk-in hours, no appointment is needed.

OCA Career Learning Center (Resource Library)
The Office of Career Advancement (OCA) Career Learning Center maintains numerous printed and electronic resources to assist with major and career exploration, company research, resume development, interview skills, and job search techniques. Our library contains a comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, videos, DVD's and directories, and online resources pertinent to educational and occupational exploration. Also located in the Career Learning Center are computers for on-line research and to take self-assessment inventory FOCUS-2 to better understand your interests, abilities and values. OCA staff members are available to answer all in-person reference questions. Visit the Career Learning Center to relax in our comfortable reading environment and take the time to ponder the possibilities of future career achievements.

Self-Assessment
Ever wonder if your major is a good match for your interests and skills?  Would you like to explore career opportunities related to your major?  The Office of Career Advancement (OCA) can help!  Assessments available to students and alumni include the FOCUS-2 self-assessment inventory program. Contact the Office of Career Advancement for details.  You can learn more about yourself, your major, and job possibilities.  Call now!

The Self Registration Access Code for Focus-2 is:
profs

PROFS JOBS
PROFS JOBS is a one-stop-shop for your career search needs.  Search for full-time, part-time, summer, and internship positions.  Have your resume critiqued and posted in the electronic resume bank.  Upload cover letters and supporting credentials to include in the on-line application process.  View upcoming career fairs and on campus interview events.  It’s convenient, user-friendly, and FREE!  The PROFS JOBS system is a web-based program accessible from any computer with internet access 24 hours a day, seven days week.   And it’s only for Rowan students and alumni.

Preparing Your Resume
Make sure your resume makes a positive first impression with potential employers. Attend a resume writing workshop, submit your resume to be critiqued via PROFS JOBS or take advantage of the individual resume writing assistance available at the Office of Career Advancement. For individual help with resume or cover letter writing, make an appointment with a Office of Career Advancement Advisor or stop by the Office of Career Advancement Resource Library.  Bring a printed copy (hard copy) of your resume.

Off-Campus Federal Work-Study Employment Program
Interested in gaining experience in your chosen field?  Do you have a federal work study award? Want to earn a competitive hourly wage for your present part-time employment?  If the answer to these questions is yes, then you need to work in the Off-Campus Work-Study Program! Dozens of pre-professional jobs in various fields await you.

Visit the Financial Aid Office and obtain a Student Authorization Form indicating your FWS award amount. Once completed, make an appointment with Deniz Dennery by calling 856-256-4456.

Federal Work Study Job Requirements
Visit the Financial Aid Office and obtain a Student Authorization Form indicating your FWS award amount, then contact the Office of Career Advancement at 856-256-4456.

Career Talk
Career Talk
is a monthly radio show offering career tips and advice on employment by the Office of Career Advancement. The show is aired on the first Monday of each month at 5:30pm.

Suit Our Students
Recognizing that a job candidate must dress professionally to show their true interest in a job, Suit Our Students” gives away suits and accessories to students for the interview.

Parent Partnership 
Parents interested in learning more about OCA services can click here

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm