Office of Career Advancement (OCA) Services
- Career Advising
- Career Learning Center
- Career Events
- Students with Disabilities
- Career Resources for Veterans
- Diversity Resources
- Prospective Students
- Office of Career Advancement Newsletter
- Mission Statement
OCA Hours (during the semester only)
Monday - Friday
8:30am - 4:30pm
Take advantage of a comprehensive range of services to help reach your career goals. Meet with a Office of Career Advancement (OCA) advisor 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.
The Self Registration Access Code for Focus-2 is: profs
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!
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 draft of your resume on a flash disk, CD-RW, or saved in e-mail.
RESUME WALK-IN HOURS: Fall Semester
12:00pm - 2:00pm
11:00am - 1:00pm
11:30am - 1:00pm
11:30am - 1:00pm
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 Jean Bingham by calling 856-256-4456.
Off-Campus Federal Work Study Job
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.
Take advantage of a comprehensive range of events to help you reach your career goals.
Your Online Job and Internship Connection: Profs Jobs
Are you in? Learn about features available on Profs Jobs! Through this online resource students can have their resume critiqued, search for jobs and internships, post resumes, retrieve career fair information, obtain employer information and access on-campus interviewing and recruiting events.
A Foot in the Door: Networking Basics
Networking starts long before you need a job or internship. Actually, the senior year job search begins freshman year. Develop networking strategies to be successful in a highly competitive job market.
Success by Design: Build Winning Resumes
Employers typically spend less than 30 seconds reviewing your resume. Learn to design a resume that grabs attention and targets the job you want.
Introduction to Office of Career Advancement (OCA)
Take a tour of the Office of Career Advancement. Learn about what OCA can do for you regardless of your position...freshman exploring major and career choices, sophomore researching career options, junior looking for an internship or senior about to graduate and looking for employment opportunities. Receive information about our services and events.
“Tell Me About Yourself”: Prepare for a Successful Interview
Learn about the different types of interviews, how to prepare for an interview, employers’ expectations of you, and what information to share about yourself.
Get Noticed: Shine at Career Fairs
Discover what employers expect from students during, and after a career fair: including how to research employers, what to wear, what to bring with you and how to successfully communicate with employers.
All OCA workshops are offered Monday through
Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm.
• THREE WEEKS lead time to guarantee a presenter
- Clubs and organizations may schedule a Office of Career Advancement workshop by clicking here
All workshops will be held in the Office of Career Advancement
Office of Career Advancement
Learn. Network. Explore.
Savitz Hall 2nd floor
The mission of the Office of Career Advancement is to engage students in the development and implementation of meaningful educational and career goals consistent with their personal values, interests, and abilities.
|Ruben Britt, Jr.