Programs - Rutgers Professional Development Day

The Rutgers Professional Development Day was created in 2017 by Junior Achievement of NJ. Members of the Student Leadership Committee, Cheryl Schneider and Alexa Anselmo (pictured below), aided in the process of planning this program.

The event began with a panel of Rutgers Students across a variety of on-campus clubs: Women’s Build, Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers, Rutgers Personal Finance Club, and Rutgers Phi Beta Lambda. After the panel , students attended three business related workshops. The workshops consisted of an elevator pitch and speed networking workshop, a social media and Linkedin Workshop, and a business major exploration workshop.

Attendees gained a valuable understanding of how to become career-ready, starting with college. They were challenged to step outside their comfort zones by attending the workshps with students outside their own schools. This event had about 100 people in attendance who provided positive feedback regarding the event.

Photos from the first Rutgers Professional Development Day can be accessed here.

Check out our awesome panelists from last year!

Sierra Denesevich is a senior majoring in finance at Rutgers University. The past two summers, she interned at Deutsche Bank in the Financial Sponsors Group within the Investment Banking Division. Currently, she is interning at StepStone, a private equity firm in New York City. She is also the Co-President of LIBOR (Little Investment Bankers of Rutgers) and Assistant Director of the Rutgers Road to Wall Street Program, a competitive program that prepares sophomores for top careers on Wall Street. In her free time, Sierra enjoys playing tennis, snowboarding, and exploring new restaurants.

Mona Patel is a senior at RBS majoring in Finance. In addition to her academic achievements, Mona is a member of the University Sailing team, Women BUILD, & co-founder of Canine Companions for Independence, which is a club that helps raise service pups for disabled people in wheelchairs.

Ryan Zinsky is originally from Voorhees, NJ and is currently a senior in the Rutgers Honors College majoring in finance and graduating in 3 years. He serves as LIBOR Co-President and as a Road to Wall Street peer mentor. Ryan spent his first summer at Rutgers interning at Prudential Financial in Newark on their derivatives trading desk. Last summer, he worked for Citigroup in their Investment Banking division on their Mergers & Acquisitions team, where he will be returning full-time in New York City this upcoming June.

Ayushi Khanchandani is a senior at RBS majoring in Finance and minoring in Education. Ayushi has a strong passion for community service. She has volunteered for numerous organizations and events. Ayushi is the Community ServiceDirector for WomenBUILD New Brunswick. On campus, Ayushi is also involved in her sorority Phi Sigma Sigma.

Shreya Prabhu is a Freshman at Rutgers Business School with plans to major in Finance. She is originally from Bridgewater and graduated from Bridgewater Raritan High School last year. On campus, Shreya is a member of PBL Professional Development Committee, LIBOR, Rutgers Women in Business and UNICEF. She has also been a part of Junior Achievement of New Jersey since senior year of High School.

Michelle Glauberzon is a freshman at the Rutgers Business school with the prospective major of Finance and a minor in Political Science. She has a passion for political science and joined the Law and Political Science discovery house for first years. Since coming to Rutgers she has joined the Rutgers University Student Assembly as the sustainability subcommittee chair and Livingston at-large representative become a part of SCREAM theater, joined Rutgers University Supply Chain Association, and become a Rutgers First-year fellow through the Department of Leadership and Experiential Learning. She also has a love of the outdoors and joined the Rutgers Outdoors Club. Aside from extracurricular at Rutgers, she volunteers for the American Red Cross as a National Youth Council member.

Hallel Yadin is a junior at Rutgers University studying history with minors in cognitive science and women's and gender studies. She is a founding executive board member and current president of Rutgers Personal Finance Club. When she's not busy with work and school, you can find her writing for various publications, volunteering in the mental health field, and giving tours of Douglass campus.

More information about the 2018-19 Rutgers Professional Development Day is coming soon!

Please check back soon for updates!

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