Chisa Egbelu: Becoming CEO Before Getting Your B.A.

Not many of us can say we are CEOs and full time college students. Chisa Egbelu, a passionate senior here at Rutgers, is one of the few who can claim just that as the CEO and co-founder of a new non-profit called PeduL.io. Chisa is a Journalism and Media Studies major with a minor in Digital…

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Home Away From Home: Tatianna Amatruda

83% of students who currently attend Rutgers New Brunswick are New Jersey residents.  The remainder of the student body, while the minority, diversify the Scarlet Knight community by contributing a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. In this series, I Am Rutgers will highlight the out-of-state student experience by detailing the journeys of a…

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Student Spotlight: Muna Ilogu

“In this generation we can be selfish sometimes. It’s not really about me. I serve a purpose on this earth.” Students at Rutgers University go through many different experiences whether they’re commuting, interning, or even traveling. Students are encouraged to participate in events on and off campus. Sometimes students participate during their travels to different countries. It…

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Home Away From Home: Carolina Carlat

83% of students who currently attend Rutgers New Brunswick are New Jersey residents.  The remainder of the student body, while the minority, diversify the Scarlet Knight community by contributing a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. In this series, I Am Rutgers will highlight the out-of-state student experience by detailing the journeys of a new…

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From Rutgers to Thrillist: Derek Springsteen

Transitioning out of college and into the adult world sounds like an accident waiting to happen. No longer working to get educated and graduate, but to gain experience and accomplish career-oriented goals. The Rutgers experience, no matter what you make of it, will in some way prepare you for a future after college.  Alright, aren’t you…

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Blending In and Standing Out: Rutgers Through a Global Lens

    The typical college-goers experience is generally an overwhelming one from all the change they undergo. Moving to a new city away from family and friends? Check. Starting from scratch and forming an entirely new social circle? Check. Your emotional life momentarily sent into a state of disequilibrium? Check times infinity. The amount of…

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Home Away From Home: Lauren Fish

83% of students who currently attend Rutgers New Brunswick are New Jersey residents.  The remainder of the student body, while the minority, diversify the Scarlet Knight community by contributing a wide array of backgrounds, interests, and perspectives. In this series, I Am Rutgers will highlight the out-of-state student experience by detailing the journeys of a…

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Following A Passion Across The Country

“If you want something you’ve never had, you have to do something you’ve never done.” A lot of Rutgers students take leaps of faith and end up doing great things. The most important part of being a member of this big community is that you are always encouraged to go far and beyond. Sometimes taking that big…

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Sarah Waxman: A Professional Foodie

One of the best parts about being a student at Rutgers is meeting people who are involved in a million different activities. Sarah Waxman is a senior triple-majoring in Food Science, Nutrition, and Biology. She sat down with I Am Rutgers to talk about food, her involvement in extracurricular activities, and some words of wisdom for anyone looking to get…

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Letters To My First-Year Self: Beatrice Rivera

This piece is part of the Letters to My First-Year Self series in which students (current or past) look back on their first year here at Rutgers and give advice to their former selves. We are looking for contributions to this series; so if you’d like to participate, please send your reflection to I Am…

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RA Insights: Lucinda Borque

Lucinda Borque, a fifth-year Criminal Justice and Philosophy double major and Women and Gender Studies minor, is currently the RA of the third floor of Lynton Tower North.  Although she oversees and guides first-year residents, Lucinda never personally experienced Rutgers as an incoming first-year.  Beginning her college career at Kean University, Lucinda spent her first year there…

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Take the Leap: Megan Watts

Megan Watts is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in Psychology. After her undergraduate studies, Megan wants to attend the Graduate School of Education and work towards her dream of being a high school math teacher. Megan says that she struggled a lot with math when she was younger and feels that oftentimes, teachers…

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