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Rutgers School of Business–Camden
Competitions and Challenges

SEED aims to provide opportunities for RSBC students to participate in experiential activities both on and off campus. Students who participate in competitions and challenges experience broader networking opportunities and build business acumen and skills, which are desired by employers.

Upcoming Competitions and Challenges

  • Small Business Development Center Pitch Competition: More details coming soon.

Previous Competitions and Challenges

  • GEICO Case Competition: Open to all undergraduate students at Rutgers–Camden. Students presented research-based strategies to attract and retain qualified candidates as part of the GEICO’s growth initiative. Participants were mentored by GEICO management throughout the 8-week competition. The winning team members received leadership mentoring.
  • Global Service Jam: Open to RSBC students and prior Jammers. Participants collaborated over the course of a weekend to define, ideate, prototype, and test their concepts related to a secret theme. Jammers around the world presented their ideas to both the local jam and uploaded their video to the global website.

GEICO Case Competition Highlights

External Competitions and Challenges

  • UConn Annual International Business Case Challenge (Limited to 4 students from each university)
  • Deloitte Consulting National Undergraduate Case Competition
  • Global GovJam: 48 hours to rock the public sector
  • KPMG Innovation & Collaboration Challenge
  • L’Oreal Brandstorm: Creativity and innovation for the beauty industry
  • Proctor & Gamble CEO Challenge: Testing aptitude for business strategy and real-life problem-solving
  • Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition: Showcase business ideas in 90 seconds
  • UBS Pitch (Open to NJ university students)

While we aim to provide all business students with these opportunities, some external competitions have added criteria, such as a minimum GPA or year in school; other competitions limit the number of students who can participate. 

If you are interested in participating in one of the opportunities or would like to recommend a challenge, hackathon, or competition, please email Carla Mandell at carla.mandell@rutgers.edu or visit BSB 207.

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BLDP Executive Shadowing Application v2

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If I am chosen and matched with an executive, I will follow through and prepare a one-page report giving honest feedback about the experience. The written summary is due by the start of the next semester. By typing my name in the box to the right I am offering my digital signature in lieu of my handwritten signature.

After the shadowing event, I will write a personal thank you letter to the executive and copy Dr. Kaufman-Scarborough and Ms. Bridget Britton for their records. By typing my name in the box to the right I am offering my digital signature in lieu of my handwritten signature.

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After 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 2022 Application is now open! 

Priority will be given to applications received by July 31. 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.

Requirements

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.

Application for Admission to BLDP Seminar

Applications for the BLDP Seminar will be ongoing until class is filled.

BLDP Program Application

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