Amelia Seecharan, BS '17: "Student involvement is embedded in the DNA of Rutgers Business School"

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

2017 Distinguished Leadership Award Winner: Amelia Seecharan, Rutgers Business School – Newark Undergraduate Program

The dean's Distinguished Leadership Award was created in 2011 to recognize student leaders from Rutgers Business School's graduate programs and its undergraduate programs in Newark and New Brunswick. The award is given to students who demonstrate outstanding academic achievement, service to RBS and leadership potential. The name of each recipient is engraved on the Rutgers Business School bell, honoring them for posterity.

Amelia Seecharan, right, and Zoe Makropoulos carried the Rutgers Business School bell at the Rutgers University Commencement on May 17.

The three Distinguished Leadership Award recipients for 2017 carried the Rutgers Business School bell and led the graduating class procession into High Point Solutions Stadium during Rutgers University Commencement on Sunday, May 17 at 12:30 p.m.

Amelia Seecharan, who majored in marketing and in supply chain management, is a recipient of this year's award.  After graduation, Seecharan will work at Johnson & Johnson as an assistant brand manager.

2017 Distinguished Leadership Award Winner: Amelia Seecharan, Rutgers Business School – Newark Undergraduate Program"One of the many things that I love about Rutgers Business School – Newark is the wide array of organizations that it offers to students to help them grow personally and professionally," said Seecharan. "Student involvement is embedded in the DNA of this school, and it helped me build some of the strongest networks. 

"At Rutgers Business School, I found some of the most hard working and diverse set of students, which includes representation for those who seek to shatter the glass ceiling and debunk stereotypes. I found that motivation and drive from the amazing young women (and men) in Rutgers Undergraduate Women in Business (RUWIB).

"At the beginning of my sophomore year, I had been selected as the RUWIB vice president of leadership development. My role within RUWIB had the biggest impact on my growth at the school. My executive board position helped me break out of my shell, and learn about the benefits of working with a team, confidently presenting to an audience, and networking with corporate executives to build strong connections.

"My time as vice president of RUWIB came to an end when I accepted my first co-op offer at Johnson & Johnson Consumer, Inc. in 2016, but it had a big impact on the decisions I chose to make for the rest of my undergraduate career.

"I am eternally grateful to Rutgers Business School for having such an outstanding organization available for its student body, and for all the great learnings I've adopted from my time there."

-Sean Ireland

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