B2B

Are you ready for post-grad?

From Backpack to Briefcase is a transitional leadership series which targets upperclassmen, particularly seniors. Monthly sessions are aimed at bridging the gap between the college experience and post-graduate world.

As students in their third or forth year at Rutgers are preparing for life after college, these a-la-carte workshops are offered monthly in an effort to educate and support students on life-related issues including but not limited to Apartment Hunting, Cooking without a Meal plan, Budgeting, Credit Card Debt, Negotiating Job Offers, Professional Networking and Etiquette Training.

Focusing on both professional and personal competencies, the Series offers students a fleeting opportunity to develop skills that will ease their transition from university life to their post-Rutgers endeavors. Sessions are facilitated by a number of different professionals, including experts in Business Leadership, Culinary Arts, Financial Management, Human Resource Management, and other industries.

Students are encouraged to come to as many sessions as they can, each time getting their name added to a drawing to win a Rutgers diploma frame, Senior Week packages, and more. The Series begins with a Kick-off in early October and is open throughout the year to all Juniors and Seniors.

Workshops

From Broke to Budget — Save the Money!
Location:
LSC Coffeehouse
Time: 7:30PM

From Casual to Commitment — Go on a date!
Location:
LSC Coffeehouse
Time: 7:30PM

From Groceries to Gourmet — Cook the Pasta!
Location:
Davidson Hall Food Lab
Time: 7:00PM

From Inexperienced to Interview – Get the Job!
Location:
LSC Gathering Lounge
Time: 7:30PM

From Crass to Class — Use the right fork!
Location:
DSC Douglass Lounge
Time: 7:00PM

From Paranoid to Purchases – Shop for a new car!
Location:
LSC Gathering Lounge
Time: 7:30PM

From Baffled to Benefits — Negotiate your salary!
Location:
LSC Gathering Lounge
Time: 7:30PM

From Reluctant to Refund — Do your taxes!
Location:
LSC Coffeehouse
Time: 7:30PM

From Res Hall to Rental— Rent a property!
Location:
LSC Gathering Lounge
Time: 7:30PM

Testimonials

“I wish I knew of these sessions earlier on in my senior year. The workshops truly make you realize that school is going to end whether you are ready or not… and life is going to begin. Are you ready for it?”

“A spring board into the real world – these sessions bring to light real priorities that help even in your fleeting months as a Rutgers student. Whether a job or grad school or still undecided, these sessions helped me realize all the things I didn’t know I wasn’t prepared for – then tells you how to prepare for them.”