Barbara Thomson

Associate Director for Technology & Data Management

Barbara Thomson

As the Associate Director, I oversee the technical resources provided by Career Exploration and Success that are geared to help you reach your career development goals, as well as the assessment projects conducted by our team. Our mission is to provide effective and useful career information and applications that will enable you to succeed in achieving academic and career success.

Prior to serving in this role at Rutgers, I was involved with providing career planning assistance to students not only at Rutgers, but also at Monmouth University, Towson University, and Florida State University.

I have a master’s degree in counseling and human systems from Florida State University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Susquehanna University, as well as academic backgrounds in accounting and technology.

My advice for students is to take advantage of the resources available at Rutgers to discover your purpose and passion. Always work hard to pursue your goals. Doing so will help to bring you greater joy, make a meaningful contribution to the world, feel satisfied with your work, and make each day more enjoyable.

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Douglass Residential College for Women

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At Douglass Residential College, we are 2,600 women drawn from the Rutgers University–New Brunswick undergraduate population. Students pursue many majors and career paths, and come from many different backgrounds. What we have in common is an interest in gaining the …

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Rutgers Student Support Services

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Established in 1972, Rutgers University–New Brunswick/Piscataway TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) is a federally funded program within the Division of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement.

Student Support Services strives to maintain active and engaging relationships with program participants from the …

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

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The Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) is an NSF-funded program that provides academic support and specialized advising for students from historically underrepresented groups who wish to enter STEM professions. Enrollment in the program is reserved for a select …

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Paul Robeson Success Institute

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 The Paul Robeson Success Institute is a three-day signature experience named after one of Rutgers’ most notable alumni. It prepares students for the transition to Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The high impact experience targets first-generation, low-income, historically underrepresented students and transfer …

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Graduate Education Preparation Summer Institute

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Funded by the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), Graduate Education Preparation targets sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in any Rutgers University EOF program across New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden campuses. The program is designed to increase student interest in …

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McNair Post-baccalaureate Achievement Program

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Founded in memory of physicist and Challenger Astronaut, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

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Find Your Career Community

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Explore this simple inventory to help you learn more about your academic and career preferences. It is based on the Career Exploration and Success Career Communities Model. This assessment will help you learn about which career areas tend to relate …

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Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program (RICP)

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The Rutgers Internship & Co-op Program (RICP) is an online pass/fail internship and co-op course for academic credit during the fall, spring, and summer sessions (winter session is not an option). The course consists of completing an internship and career-related …

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Great Links for Health Professions Students

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A wide range of research-oriented opportunities is available with pharmaceutical/biotechnology companies, non-profit research facilities, medical schools and universities including Rutgers. Valuable research experience can also be gained through research topics and honors research courses at Rutgers. View these opportunities online.

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