Student Achievement

Taking Flight: Ecuadorian Native Taught Value of Education at an Early Age

Taking Flight: Ecuadorian Native Taught Value of Education at an Early Age

By Tom McLaughlin In June 2001, 6-year-old Omar Samaniego boarded a plane in his native Ecuador with his parents, Gladys and Fidel, and his older brother, Richard, and headed for the United States. Alert and self-aware as a child, he knew then that he wouldn’t be coming back. “I understood that I was leaving behind […]

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Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

Angela Ortiz honed her organizational skills at Rutgers University–Camden by juggling classwork, extracurricular activities, and internships, all while working to support herself through college.

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First-Generation Student Turned Honor Graduate Credits Her Mother’s Support

First-Generation Student Turned Honor Graduate Credits Her Mother’s Support

By Sam Starnes Nur Syazleena “Leena” Ghani has a definitive plan for the message she will write on her mortarboard before she receives her psychology degree from Rutgers University–Camden. “It’s going to say ‘Thanks, Mom,’” says Ghani, a Gibbstown resident who is on track to graduate summa cum laude from the Rutgers–Camden College of Arts […]

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Marketing and Music Mix Leads to Radio Sales Job

Marketing and Music Mix Leads to Radio Sales Job

By Sam Starnes Michael Osowiecki’s experience as a student at Rutgers University–Camden hit all the right notes. He combined his lifelong love of playing music and his burgeoning interest in sales and marketing in both coursework and extracurricular activities: he majored in marketing while taking electives in music, played saxophone in the Jazz Ensemble, served […]

Rutgers–Camden Student Lands Full-Time Accounting Job Months before Commencement

Rutgers–Camden Student Lands Full-Time Accounting Job Months before Commencement

By Sam Starnes Hideki Octavio Yamamoto’s visits to the Rutgers University–Camden Career Center paid off in a big way. After meeting with a staff member who critiqued his resume during his junior year, he followed up with her and told her about his hopes for an internship. “In less than 20 minutes, she called and […]

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