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Junior Achievement of New Jersey Partners with the 商学院 to Bring 500 High School Girls to Campus for Career Summit

Three high school students work with a volunteer mentor on a group exercise.
Students at the Junior Achievement of New Jersey's career summit heard from a panel of professionals and worked alongside industry mentors, who volunteered from more than 25 companies.


“To be a good leader, you don’t have to be born with it; you can learn it anytime," said Anita Mathew, senior vice president of corporate finance and IT at AIG, one of the event’s corporate sponsors.

Students work together building a structure out of supplies.
Working together on activities, like designing a structure for a city park, help students learn the value of creative collaboration.

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“I want to dance in college and start my own business as a choreographer,” Givens said. “Those are big dreams and I always doubt 我的self. It helps to hear that other women feel this way, too.”

The advice from panelist Dr. Joelle Saad-Lessler, associate dean of the undergraduate division at the 商学院, was to surround yourself with a strong support system. 

Photo of high school senior Dyana Givens asking a question.
High school senior Dyana Givens, who asked about overcoming self-doubt, hopes to turn her love of dance into a career in choreography.

“You need those positive voices reminding you that you can do this,” said Dr. Saad-Lessler.

For the last four years, Junior Achievement of New Jersey has partnered with the 365备用网址 商学院