William Jones

Senior Director of Career Exploration and Success

William Jones

In my role as Senior Director of Career Exploration and Success, I provide senior executive leadership to the department, manage the Operations & Strategic Initiatives unit (e.g., marketing, technology, assessment, budgeting, and administrative services), and am a member of the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Executive Leadership Team. I work closely with members of the Career Exploration and Success Senior Leadership Team to ensure we have the resources necessary to better serve the students at Rutgers.

Prior to working at Rutgers, I was the Associate Director for External Relations & Information Technology for the University Career Center & The President’s Promise at the University of Maryland, College Park. There I managed the Employer Relations Team, public relations and marketing team, and the information technologies team.

I am a “Terp for Life.” I earned my master’s degree from the college student personnel program at the University of Maryland where my research interests focused on the career decision-making self-efficacy of student leaders. I also received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland in government and politics.

If I could give one piece of advice to students that would be to utilize the resources you have while on campus. Take advantage of the Student-Alumni Career Connect system to find potential mentors in your field of interest. Take part in the on-campus interviewing (OCI) program and meet with employers seeking to interview candidates for full-time, part-time, and internship positions. And visit the Office of Career Exploration and Success for an individualized session with a career development specialist.