Have You Met Rutgers-Newark?

The past four years have been exciting, hectic, overwhelming and incredible all at the same time.

Michelle Gromashchuk is an undergraduate student at Rutgers Business School where she majors in marketing and supply chain management. Upon graduating in May 2014, this resident of Fair Lawn, New Jersey, will begin a career in sales at one of New Jersey's major pharmaceutical and consumer products corporation. Read what she has to say about her experience at Rutgers University-Newark.

Aspirations: After graduation, I’ll be starting a full-time role with Johnson and Johnson in their two-year Consumer Sales Leadership Development Program. My goal is to successfully complete the program and continue growing with J&J, while also attaining a master's degree in marketing from Rutgers Business School.

Activities & interests: I played soccer for the women’s soccer team at Rutgers and even though I stopped playing my sophomore year to focus on school and get a summer internship, I still love playing sports and staying active!  I also enjoy traveling and upon graduation will be taking a vacation to Bermuda.

Favorite professor: My favorite professor is Prof. Thomas York. He dedicates countless hours to help students with Excel trainings, resume critiques, and is the reason why I am involved on campus. I am also fortunate enough to be his teaching assistant for Introduction to Supply Chain Management. Needless to say, he has made my experience at Rutgers an unforgettable one!

Biggest challenge at RU-N: Transitioning from high school to college is a big challenge. The classroom sizes are larger, exams are tougher and there’s high pressure to maintain a good GPA. It’s tough to adjust to this change, but it’s possible to do so; don’t give up!

Reflections on RU-N experience: The past four years have been exciting, hectic, overwhelming and incredible all at the same time. I’ve learned more than I ever imagined and through my involvement at the business school, I have met many interesting students, professors, and employees in various organizations. My experience at Rutgers has been amazing. It’s going to be bittersweet graduating in May.

“Tweetable” advice to incoming freshmen (140 characters or less): Get valuable internship experience on your resume - this is how you’ll stand out from your peers and land that dream job!

Expressions of gratitude: Rutgers provided me with incredible opportunities – I played soccer for the school, interned for Target and Procter and Gamble and traveled to Arizona to represent Rutgers in a case competition. I’m so grateful for the professors, mentors, alumni, the career development center, and RBS – a huge thank you for everyone’s advice and support!