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Dear Arts and Sciences students:

During this time of unprecedented social and economic change, your Rutgers Arts and Sciences degree will help you move forward with resilience. SAS majors build career and life relevant skills that help you to adapt to many opportunities, including new types of work. Remember, you are getting a degree from one of the world's top research universities. There are hundreds of thousands of living alumni who want to help and guide you. You can make it through this and help bring about the change you want to see in the world. Stay strong! These resources can help you plan:

Who is hiring now?

 Show future employers how you used your arts and sciences skills, from communication to analysis, to help in the pandemic response. Click Here to learn how to apply to become a contact tracer in NJ! (average pay @ $25 per hour) or start your application HERE. "Contact tracers should be sensitive and able to build trust with the people they interview, said Dr. Christina Tan, state epidemiologist. " 

         Where to look for work during COVID-19 (, May 2020)

        "Lifeboat" Jobs that offer skills to advance to higher salary positions: Lifeboat Jobs (Burning Glass, May 2020) 

Companies hiring in NJ: Here are 41 Companies Hiring Right Now in N.J. and the Jobs They're Offering (, 2020)

A tool for people who LIKE to play with data. On-line job postings growing and shrinking during COVID: EMSI's dashboard tool 

Find jobs on Rutgers Handshake or search for local jobs here: State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal