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Kevin Tan

Kevin, you decided to come here after graduating from Moorestown High School, why did you choose Rutgers School of Business – Camden?
I knew I wanted to go to a well-known school, but didn’t want to travel too far away from home. I also didn’t want to go to larger school where I’d just be a number. After all my research, Rutgers SBC was definitely the best fit.

What originally made you want to get into the Finance major?
I grew up with a father who taught my brother and I to manage our money and to not spend it frivolously. I chose Finance because I always wanted to work for one of my favorite companies in their financial department and help with their budgeting.

Have you gotten involved on-campus outside of the classroom?
I joined Tau Kappa Epsilon (TKE) my junior year hoping to get connections for a job, but then realized all of the other benefits the fraternity offered. I also worked as an education ambassador, tutoring elementary schools in Camden which connected me first-hand with the Camden community.

That’s great that you’ve become involved right here in Camden. What has been your favorite part of joining our Greek life on campus?
My favorite part of joining a fraternity is being part of a brotherhood who will always be there for you. I also love the impact we can make together. We recently helped fundraise for St. Jude Children Hospital, as well as Autism Speaks. We organized walks and other fun events that brought the entire community together.

What has surprised you most about Rutgers – Camden from the time you arrived?
The intimacy of a small campus and how it could positively impact my growth, surprised me. Also, I’m not a morning person. I live on-campus. So, if I had a morning class, I would wake up 5 minutes before class, throw on some sweatpants, brush my teeth, and walk to class. My friends that are upper-classmen elsewhere are often forced to live off-campus and lose this attribute.

We’re glad that you’ve enjoyed your time here and excited that you are completing your degree in 2018. Is there a favorite class of yours that has prepared you for work?
Thank you and yes, for sure. There is a lot of accounting involved in finance, so the accounting courses I took definitely prepared me for my future career.

What’s one piece of advice that you would give the current Moorestown Senior class?
Seniors, the next four years will go by extremely fast. Get involved as much as possible, and enjoy it!

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