'Apprentice' Winner and Panel Share Experiences with NJ Students at Berkeley College Business Forum

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 2010


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

 

‘APPRENTICE’ WINNER AND PROFESSIONAL PANEL SHARE EXPERIENCES
WITH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT BERKELEY COLLEGE BUSINESS FORUM
 
A panel of business professionals including Randal Pinkett, PhD, Season 4 winner of NBC’s hit reality show “The Apprentice,” shared its experiences with hundreds of high school students during the annual Berkeley College Business Forum. The forum was held March 25 at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ.
 
“The Berkeley College Business Forum allows New Jersey students to hear from professionals who have been successful in every aspect of business,” 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. Pinkett, a New Jersey native, is Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of BCT Partners, a multimillion dollar consulting company in Newark, NJ. He was the Season 4 winner of “The Apprentice” with Donald Trump, and served as an executive with Trump Entertainment Resorts in Atlantic City, NJ.
 
“Nothing in life worth having comes easy,” Dr. Pinkett told the students. “If you want to be in business you have to work and you have to work hard. I know that there’s greatness in each and every one of you.”
 
The students also had the opportunity to ask questions of a panel of professionals in the entertainment, public service and nonprofit sectors.
 
Panelists included:
 
- Maj. Karla Clark, Director of Community Relations and Development, The Salvation Army, East Coast Territory
- Adair Curtis, 2003 Berkeley College alumnus and Director of Communications at RUSH Communications
- Randy Esulto, founder of 20Fifteen Multimedia
- Alan Schatzberg of Alan Schatzberg & Associates, Inc., an interior design firm specializing in providing custom window coverings to elite clientele
- Matthew W. Horace, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Department of Justice
 
A leader in business education for 79 years, Berkeley College maintains an enrollment of more than 8,000 students, including 665 international students in its Baccalaureate and Associate degree programs. The College has two New York campuses in Midtown Manhattan and White Plains, an Extension Center in Lower Manhattan in the Wall Street area, and four New Jersey campuses located in Woodland Park (formerly West Paterson), Paramus, Woodbridge, and Newark. In addition, the College offers Berkeley College Online and Corporate Learning Partnerships. Concentrations are offered in more than 20 career fields, and all campuses are accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s website address is www.BerkeleyCollege.edu.
 
 
 
Photo Caption A: Randal Pinkett, PhD, Season 4 winner of NBC’s hit reality show “The Apprentice,” addresses high school students before a panel of professionals at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum held at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. Left to right are Matthew W. Horace, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Department of Justice; Alan Schatzberg of Alan Schatzberg & Associates; Randy Esulto, founder of 20Fifteen Multimedia; Adair Curtis, 2003 Berkeley College alumnus and Director of Communications at RUSH Communications; and Maj. Karla Clark, Director of Community Relations and Development, The Salvation Army, East Coast Territory.
 
 
 
Photo Caption B: A panel of professionals addressed high school students at the annual Berkeley College Business Forum. Left to right are Adair Curtis, 2003 Berkeley College alumnus and Director of Communications at RUSH Communications; Randy Esulto, founder of 20Fifteen Multimedia; Lori Merante, Berkeley College Associate Vice President of High School and Community Outreach; Maj. Karla Clark, Director of Community Relations and Development, The Salvation Army, East Coast Territory; Alan Schatzberg of Alan Schatzberg & Associates; and (not pictured) Matthew W. Horace, Special Agent in Charge of the Newark Field Division, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, US Department of Justice.
 
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