Standout Teens Win BizEd Competition

Business professors Sungsoo Kim (far left) and Carol Kaufman-Scarborough (far right) pose with the winners of the BizEd program for high school juniors: (l-r) Michael Kueny, Samuel Hacke, Evan White, and Veronica Tortella.

Business professors Sungsoo Kim (far left) and Carol Kaufman-Scarborough (far right) pose with the winners of the BizEd program for high school juniors: (l-r) Michael Kueny, Samuel Hacke, Evan White, and Veronica Tortella.

Five area high school seniors and four juniors proved they are ready to become future business leaders by winning BizEd, an intensive summer program at the Rutgers School of Business–Camden.

The students were awarded free iPad Mini tablets for their accomplishments during the camp, which is designed to prepare high school seniors and juniors for the rigors of collegiate business education.

From July 9 to 18, 30 high school seniors from Burlington, Camden, and Gloucester counties were introduced to theory and practice of accounting, finance, management, marketing, and technology during the BizEd camp, “Building Business Leaders.” A second session titled “Building the Best ‘You’ for Business” was held for high school juniors from July 23 to 31.

The winners of the first session were: Bridget Costello (Deptford/Gloucester County Institute of Technology); Sagar Desai (Cherry Hill/Cherry Hill High School East); Chelsea Keegan (Southampton/Burlington County Institute of Technology); Morgan Reid (Blackwood/Highland Regional High School); and Tim Sperry (Burlington Township/Burlington Township High School).

The winners from the group of juniors were: Samuel Hacke (Montgomery High School/Belle Mead); Michael Kueny (Cherry Hill High School East/Cherry Hill); Veronica Tortella (Gloucester County Institute of Technology/Paulsboro); and Evan White (Eastern Regional High School/Voorhees).

The students worked closely with Rutgers–Camden faculty to examine business disciplines and learn the role technology plays in the business world. Over the course of the program, students had the opportunity to tour local businesses; work in teams to produce a TV advertisement; and apply knowledge gained from the program to a business case competition, during which they presented a strategy to resolve a real-life business issue.  The students were awarded points for activities completed throughout the program.

Each graduate received certification of his or her participation.

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