Rowan University Entrepreneurship Majors Share Their Professional Goals

A student stands in front of a wall with the word "Idea" behind him, with his arms crossed across his chest.

Meet Entrepreneurship majors Trevor DiTullio, Brendan Liebenow, Joe Rugarber and David Simpson, all here to share their professional goals for the future.

Could you describe your short-term professional goals?

“My short-term goal is to work in the auto collision industry, which I have worked in for five years now.” – Trevor DiTullio, a senior from East Greenwich, NJ (Gloucester County)

“I’m planning on graduating this upcoming spring and staying for my master’s in either marketing or finance.” – David Simpson, a senior from Marmora, NJ (Cape May County)

What is your long-term professional dream goal?

“I want to become an account executive at Red Hat.” – Brendan Liebenow, a senior from Pennington, NJ (Mercer County)

“I want to become the head of sales for a company and hopefully continue to thrive in the startup world.” – Joe Rugarber, a junior transfer student from Point Pleasant Beach, NJ (Ocean County)

Trevor stands in the Business Building with a 50th anniversary logo behind him.
Trevor DiTullio

What internships, clubs, networking, etc. are you involved in and how do they support your goals?

“I currently sell cars at a local Ford dealership, which helps with developing a stronger understanding of how the business industry works.” – Brendan Liebenow

“Networking with other students and professors at Rowan has helped me realize how much I can truly do at the university and the benefits that come with it.” – David Simpson

What Rowan professors or Rowan classes have been most helpful and enlightening to you, and how?

“Professor Milovich for Principles of System Design and Professor Payton for Global Entrepreneurship Growth Strategies. Both of these professors have challenged me as a student in different ways and have opened my eyes to the possibilities that not only myself but all students have at Rowan.” – David Simpson

Joe sits for a posed portrait while sitting outside the business building.
Joe Rugarber

How will this degree support your dreams and goals?

“This degree will help me develop a stronger understanding of how to effectively and efficiently run a successful business.” – Trevor DiTullio

“My degree will allow me to understand and conduct the foundations of running a business and how to market my product or service that I plan on introducing. This is important for not only running the business alongside my father, but if I ever wanted to go down a different path having my degree to help me find a different job in a similar field of interest is always great.” – David Simpson

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Written by: Jordyn Dauter, junior double major in dance & elementary education

Photos by: Valentina Giannattasio