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'Apprentice' Winner and Panel Share Experiences with NY Students at Berkeley College Business Forum




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010


Contact:  Ilene Greenfield
Director of Media Relations
201-291-1111, ext. 1-5122
igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER AND PROFESSIONAL PANEL SHARE
EXPERIENCES WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BERKELEY COLLEGE BUSINESS FORUM
 
A panel of business professionals including Randal Pinkett, PhD, Season 4 winner of NBC’s hit reality show “The Apprentice,” shared its experiences with hundreds of high school students during the annual Berkeley College Business Forum. The forum was held March 24 at the Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY.
 
“The Berkeley College Business Forum allows New York high school students to hear from professionals who have been successful in every aspect of business,” said Lori Merante, Berkeley College Associate Vice President of High School and Community Outreach. “We hope the students are inspired to think outside the box and be passionate about pursuing careers in business.”
 
Dr. Pinkett, a New Jersey native, is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar consulting company in Newark, NJ. He was the Season 4 winner of “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and served as an executive with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ.
 
“Nothing in life worth having comes easy,” Dr. Pinkett told the students. “If you want to be in business you have to work and you have to work hard. I know that there’s greatness in each and every one of you.”
 
The students also had the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of professionals in the entertainment, public service and nonprofit sectors.
 
Panelists included:
 
- Betsy Hilfiger, Director of Community Affairs, Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation
- David E. Chong, Public Safety Commissioner, City of White Plains
- Adair Curtis, 2003 Berkeley College alumnus and Director of Communications at RUSH Communications
- Robin Altman, Program Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship
- Mitchell Fleiss, Sales Consultant, PremierAgendas
 
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
 
 
 
Photo Caption A: Randal Pinkett, PhD, Season 4 winner of NBC’s hit reality show “The Apprentice,” addresses high school students before a panel of professionals at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum held at the Performing Arts Center  in White Plains, NY. Left to right are Betsy Hilfiger, Director of Community Affairs, Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation; David E. Chong, Public Safety Commissioner, City of White Plains; Adair Curtis, 2003 Berkeley College alumnus and Director of Communications at RUSH Communications; Robin Altman, Program Director, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship; and Mitchell Fleiss, Sales Consultant, PremierAgendas.
 
 
 
Photo Caption B: Learning about various career paths to success, hundreds of high school students listened attentively to the panel of professionals as they spoke at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum held at the Performing Arts Center in White Plains, NY.
 
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