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BizEd provides a competitive advantage for high school students

Rutgers-Camden will provide outstanding high school students from Burlington, Camden and Gloucester counties with a forum for lively discussions and an assortment of interactive activities specially designed to spark creativity, develop decision-making skills and reinforce the concept that the business world offers a host of exciting and profitable career opportunities.

“BizEd: A Leadership Program For High School Students” will be conducted at the Rutgers School of Business-Camden from July 12 to 22.

Students will work closely with Rutgers instructors to examine the disciplines of accounting, marketing, finance, and management, and learn the role that technology plays in business. They will interact with leading area executives who will offer career guidance and provide up-to-the-minute insights regarding current job, business, and economic trends.

Christopher Ragusa is the only Haddonfield Memorial High School student to receive this honor.

Students will graduate from BizEd during a special ceremony at Rutgers-Camden on Friday, July 22. Upon completing the program, each student will receive certification of his or her participation. Each member in a winning team will receive a laptop computer, courtesy of the Rutgers-Camden business school, in honor of presenting a strategy for resolving a real-life business issue.

Jaishankar Ganesh, dean of the Rutgers-Camden business school, believes that the BizEd students will enjoy a competitive advantage.

“Anyone who can demonstrate that she or he can grasp classroom theory and then apply those insights to the challenges of the business world will always be in demand,” Ganesh said. “This program provides a balanced view of business education that is lacking in most of the nation’s high schools. Children are graduating into an economy that demands much, much more of them than their parents encountered upon leaving high school. BizEd is a creative way to better prepare teenagers for success in college and throughout their lives.”

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