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Pursuing His Dream and His Passion

Yaroslav Imshenetsky is an undergraduate majoring in marketing and finance.  After completing his bachelor of science degree in May 2014, the Burlington, N.J. resident hopes to combine an unusual personal dream with his passion for business.

Aspirations: After graduation, I will be interning for the United States Rowing Association. My passion is marketing and entrepreneurship, and my dream is to take part in the Olympic Movement. In the future, I will be looking to combine the two to become a member of the International Olympic Committee. 

Activities & interests: I am the co-founder of a blog called The Arbitrader, which includes articles on various economic topics written by RBS students and professors. In addition to being a fan of the Olympics, I also enjoy following the trends in mobile technology and entrepreneurship, as well as editing articles and creating marketing campaigns for The Arbitrader.           

Favorite class or professor at RU-N: My favorite professor at Rutgers-Newark would definitely be Erich Toncre. His Marketing Consulting class combined theory and hands-on experience, such as preparing and presenting a full marketing plan to the owners of a small business. It helped me understand how marketing works in the real world. Prof. Toncre was always helpful, available whenever he was needed, and had a great, engaging style of teaching. I want to thank him for his support and interest in my future success. 

Biggest challenge at RU-N:The biggest challenge at RU-N was time management. Balancing school work and extracurricular activities was tough because of overlapping schedules. Filtering out and focusing on activities that I was really passionate about was crucial to my success at school. Managing time became a much easier task once I focused on just a few activities that I liked.

Reflections on RU-N experience: These four years flew by at supersonic speeds, and it is bittersweet to say goodbye. Rutgers-Newark was just the right mix of a small, quiet school campus for studying, and a vibrant, multicultural community with an ample amount of opportunities to excel in classes and numerous student organizations. I have learned so much, made friendships that will last a lifetime, and had experiences that I will never forget. I am very grateful to have been a part of Rutgers-Newark!

“Tweetable” advice to incoming freshmen (140 characters or less): Take advantage of everything @Rutgers_Newark has to offer. If you are kind and you work hard, success will follow.

Expressions of gratitude: I would like to thank my parents, who gave all of their love, energy, and time to help me become the person I am now. My girlfriend and close friends, who supported me in every way they could. Lastly, the Rutgers-Newark faculty, for believing in me and giving me all the necessary skills to succeed in my career.