“I had the wonderful opportunity of participating in an externship. It was a great experience to learn and hear from professionals in the finance industry. Douglass helped me prepare by hosting workshops that allowed me to gain a new perspective.” – Prisha Patel
Launch Your Career
Transform your future through highly-regarded programs in leadership development, mentoring, career advancement, and personal growth. Access resume help, mock interview preparation, professional development workshops, and law and public policy programming. Build your resume through an immersive job-shadowing experience known as an externship. Develop a personalized set of tools and skills that prepares you for the modern workforce, boosts your resume and graduate school applications, and builds confidence for life.
Start Your Future
Douglass’ chapter of the Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN) provides a wide array of programs to students interested in public policy.
Douglass' career center positions students for excellence in work and life by providing an innovative and enriching set of leadership, mentoring, career, and personal development programs.
This program offers a specialized professional development curriculum with an immersive workplace experience known as an externship.
All Douglass students are paired with professional staff who guide them through their college experience. Mentors connect students to academic opportunities, resources, and leadership possibilities.
Douglass WiSE WORKS (Workforce Opportunities and Resources for Careers in STEM) provides Douglass STEM students with STEM-specific career development, career mentoring, and career opportunities.
Meet the Staff
Leslie Danehy (she/her)
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs
Stephanie Perez (she/her/ella)
Senior Director of the BOLD Center and Career Pathways
Amy N. Benner (she/her)
Career News at Douglass
The College is honored to announce that five members of the Douglass community have been awarded Fulbright grants this year. Douglass students account for over a quarter of all Rutgers students awarded this prestigious recognition in the 2022-2023 school year. Douglass caught up with two of the awardees, Gabrielle Jacob DRC'20 and Aditi Kiron DRC'22, to learn more about their awards, the work they are doing as part of the program, and where they hope to take their future careers.
Douglass alumnae were an integral part of the 2022 Christiana Foglio DC'84 Career Conference. Of the 40+ panelists and speakers at the Conference, over half were members of the College's alumnae community. As graduates of Douglass, alumnae provide a unique perspective to current students. When alumnae share their stories and insight with students, they paint a valuable picture of all that is possible with dedication, ambition, and passion. Hear from some of the 2022 alumnae panelists below on their experience working with students at the Career Conference!
Each year, The 2022 Christiana Foglio DC'84 Douglass Career Conference serves as a launchpad for the passions, aspirations, and goals of current Douglass students. Throughout a full day of speakers, panels, and networking events, students begin to chart their course for in and beyond college. The Career Conference, where students make connections with women professionals in a variety of industries, is essential for shaping and refining how a student’s future may look.
Dear New Douglass Students,
Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester and congratulations on taking the bold step of choosing the Douglass difference!
As a Douglass student, you will benefit from an educational track of academic and co-curricular programming that helps you acclimate to college life, excel in your classes, and build your resume for Rutgers and beyond. Our students participate in a range of programming in the following categories: Douglass Discovery (research), Career Development, Knowledge and Power (women's empowerment), Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Residential and Community Engagement.
Welcome to the Fall 2022 semester. On behalf of the staff at Douglass, we’re excited to have you back!
Research shows that students that have the most positive college experience, and stay through graduation, are those who find a sense of connection. With this in mind, I urge you to fully engage in all that Douglass has to offer.
Become an externship site mentor! Site mentors play a pivotal role in our students’ professional journeys—providing necessary career development opportunities and industry insights. Site mentors are responsible for organizing activities for externs such as
The Reilly Douglass Engineering Living-Learning Community Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary
Since graduating in 2013, Qi Guo (Cathy) DRC’13 has spent her professional life pursuing an integral Douglass ideal—equitable and accessible education for all. Guo’s advocacy for education on behalf of women everywhere has led her across the world, from China to the United States to Africa and beyond.
Shelley Merhav DRC’23 is a biomedical engineering major, volunteer EMT, and active Douglass community member. This month, she will serve as a student moderator on the Post-Graduation Education Opportunities panel at the Christiana Foglio DC’84 Douglass Career Conference. In this role, she will help facilitate conversation between panelists and students as they discuss how to navigate graduate school opportunities and pathways.