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Resources for Alumni

TCNJ’s Office of Career and Leadership Development career counseling services are best suited to help recent graduates explore potential options, develop their professional materials (e.g. resume or personal statement), and connect to career opportunities. We offer career counseling services to our alumni as well – access and policies are below:

Time Beyond Graduation Career Counseling Appointments Resume Review
Online Service Access
On-Campus
Interviews
0-1 year
(ex. May 2020-May 2021)
Unlimited Unlimited reviews Yes
1-5 years
(ex. May 2021 beyond)
You can schedule and complete two,
30 minute counseling appointments per academic year (July through June).
Up to two reviews Not eligible
5+ years Not eligible Up to two reviews Not eligible

 

Below is a robust list of resources for our TCNJ alumni to leverage.  If you have specific questions about resources listed below, please contact us at career@tcnj.edu  

  • Handshake – search for jobs exclusively for TCNJ students and alumni.
    • Note: You must have your TCNJ email account active to use most tools listed below, including access to Handshake to search jobs and to schedule an appointment.  If you need to help with your TCNJ email account as an alumnus/a, visit https://alumni.tcnj.edu/benefits/alumni-email/
  • CareerInsider – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work within an industry, company, or profession—and how to position yourself to launch and build the career you want.
  • TCNJ Alumni LinkedIn Group – join and network with fellow lions.
  • TCNJ Career Handbook – a comprehensive collection of job search resources, tips and strategies relevant to all majors and industries.

Career Change and Exploration

Resume and/or Cover letter Support

Interview Preparation

Networking Advice

Broader New Jersey and Beyond Networking Resources

Mentor a Lion with Career and/or Leadership Advice

  • Complete our Volunteer Interest Form here and you will receive an email when opportunities come up throughout the year. Opportunities include being featured on our social media, individual mentorship, serving as a guest speaker to a class, or sitting on a panel. 

Hire a Lion

  • Handshake is the college-wide job and internship posting system and is available to all current students and alumni. Visit the Employer page and follow the instructions to post an internship or job. Questions? Contact Debra Klokis, klokisd@tcnj.edu.

Are you a TCNJ Alumnus interested in career-related, professional development, and/or networking events?

    • Career fairs offered by the Office of Career and Leadership Development are open to alumni to attend.  These can be found on the events page listed below, but also in Handshake. 
    • To learn about other events for you, visit alumni.tcnj.edu/events and the Career and Leadership events page for an up to date calendar of events.
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