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.