Six-Year Outcomes Report:
During the spring of 2012, the findings of an external review generated an imperative to rethink and retool Career Exploration and Success to increase the overall impact on Rutgers University–New Brunswick students. A new Operations & Strategic Initiatives unit was established to attract more constituents to the various services through strategic outreach; provide access to resources through technological innovation, and demonstrate effectiveness to key stakeholders through outcomes assessment. The Employer Relations unit was tasked with reimagining recruiting programs and enhancing employment diversity, while student service delivery was enhanced to increase occupational expertise and provide programming based on student need. Additional resources were allocated to assist in these endeavors.
In 2013, Career Exploration and Success developed and implemented a transitional strategic plan to guide the department over the ensuing three years. The plan, Building Toward the Future, consisted of strategic pillars of excellence along with various operational critical enablers. In 2016, the follow-up plan, Vision 2020, was implemented to move CES into the future. Included in this report are just a few highlights and strategic outcomes from July 1, 2013, to June 1, 2019.
Vision 2020: 2016-2020 Strategic Plan:
The Vision 2020 plan builds upon the three strategic pillars, 13 goals, 61 objectives, and 187 actions of our former plan, Building Toward the Future. However, we will now take Career Exploration and Success at Rutgers—New Brunswick to even greater heights of service and higher levels of prominence. But not for our own sake. Indeed, all we do, every decision we make, every relationship we create, every event we organize, every seminar we teach, every web page we design, is dedicated to the singular purpose of assuring student success. And all this is done with the hope that the success of today’s students will foster a self-perpetuating tradition of success for future generations of Rutgers students.
The Vision 2020 plan focuses on three strategic pillars:
- Preparing Students for Career Success
- Engaging With & Exploring the World-of-Work
- Fostering Employer Relationships
Building Toward the Future: 2013-2016 Strategic Outcomes Triennial Report:
In 2013, Career Exploration and Success developed and began implementing a transitional strategic plan to guide the department over the ensuing three years. The plan, Building Toward the Future, consisted of strategic pillars of excellence along with various operational critical enablers. Included in this triennial report are just a few highlights from July 1, 2013, to September 1, 2016.
Building Toward the Future: 2013-2016 Strategic Plan:
Realizing the tremendous individual talents and collective wisdom of the Career Exploration and Success staff, the Senior Leadership Team of the department proposed three essential structural columns upon which our plan is built upon:
- Core Services and Programs
- Experiential Education
- Employer Relations
These pillars serve as the signposts for our map to excellence. In fact, we named the three columns “pillars,” as they incorporate comprehensively the key central attributes any world-class career center must have. The University Career Services staff takes great pride in this document and in the work that it represents. We hope that it will help Rutgers students to navigate their unique pathways to success.