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Centenary feels program in social media marketing will produce big returns for students, businesses

He didn’t have the social media know-how that companies were looking for. “I was having trouble securing internships because I lacked the experience with social media marketing,” Littlejohn said. “Several of these internships actually require you to have experience in social media marketing and analytics.” It’s exactly that type of experience Centenary is hoping to ...

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Rutgers nursing school gets grant to expand services in Newark

The $650,000, two-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration will help the nurses provide primary health care services at their FOCUS Wellness Center on Broad Street, as well as services from their mobile medical unit. The New Access Points Section 330 grant qualifies the school’s Newark location as a federally qualified health center, ...

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FDA awards 4.9M to N.J.-based pharma manufacturing research consortium

For its part, the center is helping pharmaceutical companies and the FDA develop systems and regulations for continuous manufacturing, a major innovation in the industry that shows a decrease in the fluctuation of production as well as higher yields. Fernando Muzzio, director for the National Science Foundation/Engineering Research Center on Structured Organic Particulate Systems, said ...

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Rutgers announces presenting companies for food accelerator conference

The conference agenda also will include panel discussions with food industry leaders, conversations with successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists, and remarks from state and national government leaders. Lou Cooperhouse, founder of RutgersX and director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center, said each company offers an individualistic approach to its products that, he thinks, has great ...

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What a Nobel Prize winner means for Drew program

Just imagine the value of saying you’ve had a Nobel Prize winner pass through your halls. That’s exactly what Drew University has with William Campbell, a retired scientist for Merck and an associate fellow at the school’s Research Institute for Scientists Emeriti program. Campbell was given the honor on Oct. 5 for his part, along ...

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SpeakEasy Building bridges between academia and industry

Anthony Boccanfuso promised the audience he wouldn’t open with any jokes — but he began his speech with a statement that was both so blunt and ironic that it elicited laughter from the crowd. “First, let me just say that I have a bias,” said Boccanfuso, president of the University Industry Demonstration Partnership in Washington, ...

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Rutgers Business School receives international award

The award was bestowed upon the school for the program’s role in helping small businesses in New Jersey to grow, create jobs and have economic impact. Since its launch in 2009, over 180 entrepreneurs have participated in the EPI program. The aggregate impact of these companies exceeds $35 million in annual revenue, according to Rutgers. ...

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2 N.J. colleges rank among global college list

  And two colleges from New Jersey fared well against the global competition. Princeton University ranked 13th, where it was ranked last year on U.S. News’ first global list. Rutgers University also breached the Top 100 at number 60. Because international colleges do not participate in the requiring of SAT scores, a different methodology was ...

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PwC doesn’t mind being indebted to its new hires

So last September, company leaders decided the best way to entice prospective millennial employees was to offer them what they need most: Help paying off their student loans. It’s an unusual offer — estimates say only 3 percent of companies are doing such a thing. But that’s the very reason PwC is doing it: to ...

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At Rutgers, new buildings are community effort

But the New Brunswick Development Corp. is thinking about more than a simple facelift as it carries out the $330 million redevelopment of Rutgers University’s College Avenue campus. Instead, the developer is building with an eye toward connecting Rutgers to the surrounding community, both by bringing more students to the neighborhood and creating spaces that ...

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