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“I ultimately chose Camden over New Brunswick because of the potential. I wouldn’t have been able to get this involved in a bigger school. Serving in organizations and navigating a smaller campus opens up more opportunities with less competition.”
Abhi Kaneria
Finance and Management
Rutgers University–Camden

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Abhi was born and raised in India and moved to the U.S. in 2016, currently living in Voorhees, New Jersey. He is pursuing a double major in Finance and Business Management with a minor in Human Resources.

After graduation, Abhi plans on pursuing the Financial Analyst career as well as getting his CFA charter. He is involved with many organizations like the Student Government Association, SAATH, Beta Alpha Psi, Raptor Ambassador Program, Business Leaders Development Program (BLDP), Alpha Chi Rho Fraternity, and Honors College.

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Why did you ultimately decide on Rutgers–Camden?
I only applied to Rutgers–Camden and New Brunswick. Applying to schools in Philadelphia was tempting but a lot of family members are Rutgers alum, so I knew Rutgers has a great reputation both throughout the U.S. and abroad and staying in state helped a lot with tuition. I ultimately chose Camden over New Brunswick because of the potential. I wouldn’t have been able to get this involved in a bigger school. Serving in organizations and navigating a smaller campus opens up more opportunities with less competition.

Did Rutgers–Camden meet your expectations? What surprised you once you were here?
Rutgers–Camden has far exceeded my expectations. I figured I would do my schoolwork, finish as soon as possible, and get out into the world. I didn’t expect to get this involved and make the meaningful friendships that I did.

Is there a faculty member who greatly influenced your college career?
One of my biggest influences through my college journey is my finance professor, Ralph Giraud. I’ve learned a lot from his humility. Even though he’s experienced and extremely busy, he’s always there to help us. He dedicates a lot of time to replying to our texts and emails and helping us with networking and internships. He is an inspiration to me and what I can be in this field.

How do you take advantage of the resources and facilities Rutgers offers?
There are a lot of resources here that go underutilized because students don’t know about them. I love the Career Center. Specialists in my field help me improve my resume and determine how I can strengthen myself as a potential hire through mock interviews, career trait testing, and career fairs.