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Breanna Carey

1. Breanna, you came here from Gateway Regional High School, why did you choose Rutgers – Camden School of Business?
I loved the size of Rutgers – Camden because you aren’t just a number here. It also has a great reputation for my major (Marketing) and it’s cool that it is right next to Philly.

2. What originally made you want to get into the Marketing major?
Marketing has a lot of depth to it. It allows you to use your creativity in one aspect and work with data in another. I enjoy doing both, so Marketing was the choice for me.

3. Have you gotten involved on-campus outside of the classroom?
I joined many different clubs my first semester, but I’ve gotten the most from the Marketing Association. Being surrounded by other like-minded students challenges your ideas and helps you grow as a professional.

4. What has surprised you most about Rutgers – Camden from the time you arrived?
I love how close-knit the campus is. I came from a small high school, so it’s nice to still have an intimate campus where I see people I know all the time.

5. Are you currently involved in anything outside of Rutgers?
I currently intern at a marketing firm, “The Marketing Difference” and waitress on the weekends. In my free time, I play indoor field hockey.

6. We’re glad to hear that you secured an internship with The Marketing Difference! Is there a favorite class of yours that has prepared you for work?
I really enjoyed ‘Retail Marketing & E-Commerce’ with Dr. Kaufman-Scarborough. The class touched on many things I currently do at work on a daily-basis. My ‘Marketing Research’ class was also very helpful.

7. What’s one piece of advice that you would give the current Gateway senior class?
I would say that college will give you many great opportunities, so take advantage of them all! Also, don’t be discouraged if you don’t have it all figured out yet. You have more time than you think.

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BLDP Shadowing Days Application

After being notified of a match, students are responsible for providing personal information to the matched executive (e.g., current resume and cover letter with information on career ambitions). The information on this application is for internal use only, for us to match you as well as possible with and executive from among our alumni database.

BLDP Application

The Fall 2021 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by Friday, April 2, 2021. Applications are accepted until all seats are filled. Space is limited, so apply early!

The seminar application process is our gateway for entry into the program. Upon acceptance into BLDP, students will be emailed their acceptance letter plus a special permission number allowing registration for the BLDP seminar.


Seminar applications are solicited each semester and require the following:

  1. Completed application form (at the bottom of this page),
  2. Personal essay
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation (one academic; one other)

Rutgers-Camden students are invited to apply to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria:  (1) have sophomore standing or above and (2) have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. First-semester transfer students will be evaluated based on their GPA earned at Rutgers. Students who fail to meet these admission criteria may still be allowed to apply for (and possibly enroll in) the BLDP seminar, but they will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

The director balances evaluations to make final decisions on people accepted for the seminar (up to a maximum of 15-20 each semester).

Students who are admitted to the BDLP are required to adopt the BLDP Code of Conduct. A signed contract is required from each student.

Students may count activities toward “leadership units” that were initiated prior to taking a seminar, as long as those activities occured primarily during their enrollment in their academic program.

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