Leadership: Get Your Seat at the Table

Speaker: Professor Brenda Jorett

About the Seminar:

Your success in business is tied to your communication skills. Whether it’s talking and listening to your team or clients, making a presentation, engaging in social media, or listening to a manager’s work challenges, leadership involves honing and crafting your soft skills to complement your business expertise.

During this seminar, we will examine a variety of real-life business scenarios to analyze communication plusses and minuses. Students will have the opportunity to engage with several top-level leaders from different business, government, and non-profit organizations. Students will also prepare several presentations and lead class meetings to hone and craft soft skills.

Who Can Apply?

Students (all majors) in the Rutgers School of Business (RSBC) and College of Arts and Science (CAS) are invited to apply for enrollment in the BLDP seminar. All applicants are expected to meet both of the following selection criteria: Have sophomore standing or above and have an overall GPA of 3.0 or above. A student can take the seminar without completing any of the other requirements for the BLDP. The 3 credits earned from the seminar are accepted as a business elective for most majors and concentrations.

Meeting Time: Fridays, 8am in BSB-109

BSB-109 First Round Application Deadline: : Applications will continue to be taken until all seats are filled. Space in the seminar is limited to 15-20 students.

To Apply: Review and submit the Online Application.

New BLDP applicants: Each application must be supported by two reference letters. One of the references must be from a professor or instructor, the other from a non-relative (preferably a current or former employer or supervisor) who can attest to the applicant’s character, motivation, and/or leadership potential. All reference letters should be directed to: Dr. Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, BLDP Director, Rutgers University, School of Business-Camden, 227 Penn St., Room 258, Camden, NJ 08102 or ckaufman@camden.rutgers.edu. Your application will not be considered complete until the two reference letters have been received.

Repeat seminar participants: Repeat seminar participants will be asked to write a brief essay explaining their desire to take the additional seminar. This essay should be submitted via the BLDP online application, including your name and anticipated date of graduation. New letters of recommendation are not required.