Student Achievement

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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Graduate Psychology Student Overcomes Personal Struggles to Pursue Career as Clinical Psychologist

Graduate Psychology Student Overcomes Personal Struggles to Pursue Career as Clinical Psychologist

By Tom McLaughlin David Sherrell vividly remembers being in the throes of addiction – even if he hadn’t realized it at the time. “I was in my early 20s, away at college for the first time, and feeling entitled to party and relax,” recalls the graduating Rutgers University–Camden graduate psychology student. “Alcohol was just a […]

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Childhood Studies Major Follows in Mom’s Footsteps and Embarks on Career in Special Education

Childhood Studies Major Follows in Mom’s Footsteps and Embarks on Career in Special Education

By Tom McLaughlin Growing up, Alissa Valeriano knew that she wanted to work with children. She just didn’t know what direction her career path would take. She then vividly saw the difference that great teachers can make in the lives of their students, having to look no further than her mother – a special education […]

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