Business Major Selected for National Summer Study Delegation in China

By Ed Moorhouse

Justina Ejiofor

Justina Ejiofor

A Rutgers University–Camden finance major is heading to China this summer as part of a highly selective delegation of college students that will learn about the country’s history, culture, international relations, and economic development.

Justina Ejiofor, of Burlington Township, has been accepted to the Emerging Leaders U.S.-China Study Delegation, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a nonprofit research and educational institute based in Washington, D.C. She is one of only 40 students from around the country selected for the program.

“We’re surrounded by so many different cultures and to be able to truly understand them, you really have to experience them for yourself,” Ejiofor says. “I think that it helps in business, or in law, or any other field, to have international experiences.”

Ejiofor, a student in the Rutgers School of Business–Camden’s BS/MBA dual degree program, will participate in various lectures and workshops from July 9 to 27 in Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai while also learning Mandarin. The program is designed to provide African American college students with the opportunity to experience Chinese culture during the two-week trip.

Ejiofor is a member of Rutgers–Camden’s Business Leader Development Program and is president of the Rutgers–Camden chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants. She says she views the trip as a chance to gain a broader understating of world cultures while also honing leadership and business communication skills.

“Rutgers–Camden has provided me with so many opportunities that I may not have gotten anywhere else. I think to be successful, you have to have determination, drive, and you have to be willing to go out and do things no one else is doing,” says Ejiofor, a graduate of Burlington Township High School.

The Rutgers–Camden senior hopes to pursue a law degree when she completes her MBA, and says the international experiences she’s already gained have been key to preparing her for a business or law career.

“I’ve already been able to study abroad in South Africa, so I’m looking forward to doing it again. It’s an invaluable experience,” she says.

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