Rutgers Business School’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program and the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) of New Jersey have created a new program to enhance Rutgers University entrepreneurship students’ experience. The Rutgers Entrepreneurship Ambassador Program (REAP) will begin in January with the spring semester.
“I am thrilled about the new relationship between Rutgers and EO New Jersey,” said Alfred Blake, assistant director of undergraduate entrepreneurship programs at Rutgers. “The word ‘REAP’ comes from farming. Just as a farmer is only able to reap after he has sown and nurtured his crops, entrepreneurs have sown seeds and reaped rewards. Now, they will have the opportunity to reap intrinsic yields by helping students reach entrepreneurial epiphanies.”
EO New Jersey members will share their experiences with students through lunch discussions, in-classroom lectures, panel discussions and other forms of knowledge sharing.
“This is a great opportunity for our members to serve as mentors, and as a Rutgers alum, I’m personally very excited about helping their students,” said Phil Patrick, mentorship chair for EO New Jersey. “This initiative is part of an ongoing effort to provide mentorship opportunities for EO members. Rutgers University is the perfect partner to begin the program.”
EO New Jersey President Alex Zaltsman, another Rutgers alum, said: “Our members have a lot of knowledge to share and this program is a great way for them to do so. EO New Jersey’s members cover a wide range of industries so we will be able to provide many perspectives for Rutgers students.”