Summer Program Gives High School Students a Crash Course in Business Education

CAMDEN — A group of 30 business-minded high school seniors are learning what it takes to become innovative entrepreneurs during the annual summer BizEd program at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

This year’s program, titled “Building Business Leaders,” is a two-week summer camp designed to prepare a select group of students for the rigors of collegiate business education. From July 9 to 18, students from across New Jersey will be introduced to the theory and practice of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and technology. The camp is designed to spark creativity and develop decision-making skills.

 “This program provides a balanced view of business education that is lacking in most of the nation’s high schools,” says Jaishankar Ganesh, dean of the Rutgers School of Business–Camden. “BizEd is a creative way to better prepare teenagers for success in college and throughout their lives.”

This summer marks the 12th anniversary of the BizEd camp. Since 2001, more than 350 of the state’s top high school students have gone through the program, each working closely with Rutgers–Camden business scholars and area business leaders offering career guidance and up-to-the minute insights regarding current job, business, and economic trends.

Over the course of the program, the high school students tour local businesses such as the Garden State Discovery Museum in Cherry Hill; work in teams to produce a TV advertisement; and apply knowledge gained from the program to a business case competition, during which they present a strategy to resolve a real-life business issue. 

Upon completing the program, each student will receive certification of his or her participation.

Later this month, Rutgers–Camden will for the second straight year host high school juniors during an additional BizEd session titled “Building the Best ‘You’ for Business.” The program for juniors runs July 23 to 31.

More information about BizEd at Rutgers–Camden is online at business.camden.rutgers.edu/bized.

The following students (with hometowns in parentheses as needed) have been selected by their high schools to participate in BizEd this year:

BURLINGTON COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

Chelsea Keegan (Southampton)

BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Jennifer Ejiofor, Timothy Sperry, Holly Wilson

CAMDEN ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

Nicole Muns

CAMDEN CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Tim Mealy

CLEARVIEW REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Devyn Bell (Sewell)

CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL EAST

Joshua Bonner, Sagar Desai, Mike Kueny

CHERRY HILL HIGH SCHOOL WEST

Tom Boshell, Kayla Broyles, Niki Scarfo

DELRAN HIGH SCHOOL

Ashley Davis

EASTERN CAMDEN COUNTY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Kyrah Arthur (Voorhees)

EASTERN REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Abena Asare (Berlin), Kyle Kowal (Gibbsboro), Evan White (Voorhees)

GLOUCESTER CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

Katie Bogan

GLOUCESTER CITY JUNIOR-SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL

Erin Joshi

GLOUCESTER COUNTY INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

William Cheng (Wenonah), Bridget Costello (Deptford), Jay Pannun (Deptford), joe Schwab (Mullica Hill), Jimmy Summers (National Park), Veronica Tortella (Paulsboro), Devin Wallace (Blackwood)

HADDON TOWNSHIP HIGH SCHOOL

Mia DiLolle

HIGH TECHNOLOGY HIGH SCHOOL

Rena Chen (Harrison), Matthew D’Agati (Manalpan)

HIGHLAND REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Mikal Jenkins (Blackwood), Michael Lombardo (Laurel Springs), Morgan Reid (Blackwood), Margaret Rogers (Somerdale)

LEAP ACADEMY UNIVERSITY CHARTER SCHOOL

Levenda Moore, Kadisha Payne

LENAPE HIGH SCHOOL

Julia Kantner (Mount Laurel)

METUCHEN HIGH SCHOOL

Tiffany Yao

MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL

Sam Hacke (Belle Mead)

MOORESTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

Michael Schimenti

MOORESTOWN FRIENDS HIGH SCHOOL

Jonathon Hurley

PAUL VI HIGH SCHOOL

Adam Economidis (Oaklyn)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL

Angad Bhogal (Kendall Park)

STERLING HIGH SCHOOL

Danielle Leeds (Somerdale)

TRITON HIGH SCHOOL

Daniel Sadler (Blackwood)

WARREN HILLS REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

Kieutran Pham (Hackettstown)

WEST WINDSOR-PLAINSBORO HIGH SCHOOL SOUTH

Ramya Rajagopal

WILLIAMSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL

Kristy Li

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