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Business Professionals Share Experiences with Students at Berkeley College Business Forum

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, APRIL 5, 2011


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

igl@BerkeleyCollege.edu

 

 

TELEVISION PERSONALITY AND PROFESSIONAL PANEL SHARE EXPERIENCES WITH
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BERKELEY COLLEGE BUSINESS FORUM

A panel of business professionals and THIRTEEN (PBS) broadcaster Steve Adubato, PhD, recently shared their experiences with hundreds of high school students at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum. The forum was held March 30 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. 

“The Berkeley College Business Forum allows students to hear from professionals who have been successful in many different fields,” said Lori Merante, Berkeley College Associate Vice President of High School and Community Outreach. “We hope the students will be inspired to think outside the box and be passionate about pursuing careers in business.” 

Dr. Adubato is an Emmy Award-winning anchor for THIRTEEN (PBS) and a columnist for the Star-Ledger. His keynote address to the high school students focused on staying strong in the face of adversity. 

“It’s not what happens to you that matters, but how you choose to respond,” Dr. Adubato said. “Promise yourself no one will define your destiny. The only way you lose is if you choose to quit.” 

The students also had the opportunity to ask questions of Berkeley College alumni who work in the fashion and entertainment sectors. Panelists included Jennifer Silano Foy, Co-Founder and President of eFashionSolutions, and Adair Curtis, Vice President of Communications at RUSH Communications. 

A leader in business education for 80 years, Berkeley College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and enrolls nearly 9,000 students —including more than 800 international students — in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has four New Jersey locations — Woodland Park, Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark.  And in New York there are four locations — Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, Brooklyn, and White Plains.  Berkeley College Online also offers full degree programs. Programs are offered in more than 20 career fields.The website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu

Photo Caption A: Steve Adubato, PhD, anchor for THIRTEEN (PBS), addresses high school students at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum held at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.

 

Photo Caption B: A panel of professionals addressed high school students at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum held at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Left to right are Adair Curtis, Vice President of Communications at RUSH Communications; Lori Merante, Berkeley College Associate Vice President of High School and Community Outreach; and Jennifer Silano Foy, Co-Founder and President of eFashionSolutions. Mr. Curtis and Ms. Silano Foy are Berkeley College alumni.

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