The RUBY program presents students with the information, guidance, and
motivation, beneficial to achieving a successful career, and to
succeeding in life.
The program currently accepts approximately 60 high school students per year
(30 in the fall program and 30 in the spring program). Fall students
come on campus during the fall semester of their sophomore, junior and
senior high school years. Spring students participate in the same program but
during the spring semesters of their sophomore and junior years. All
students come to campus during the fall semester of their senior year to
get help applying to college, especially to Rutgers Business School.
During the first year (sophomore year), students receive lessons in
writing business plans. The teams then compete in a Business Plan
Competition at the end of the semester. During this semester the
students are taken on at least one trip to a corporate facility.
During the second year (junior year), students are taken on field
trips, hear faculty talk about majors, listen to recruiters about
careers, hear from our Educational Opportunity Program to learn more
about how to pay for college, and learn how to prepare for the SAT.
During the third year (senior year), students focus on applying to
Rutgers Business School and other colleges. Current Rutgers
Business School students work with the high school students, mentor
them, and help them apply to colleges.