Partners in Education (PiE) RAP Fall 2014

The RAP is for 24 students interested in business who were not directly admitted to the Isenberg School of Management.

As the RAP is invitation only, students will be contacted directly by Isenberg.

When you join this RAP you will...

  • Live and learn with other high-achieving students with a passion for business.
  • Take an Isenberg 1-credit Corporate Seminar.
  • Connect with upper class peer mentors.
  • Receive support from Isenberg as you progress toward your academic and career goals.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Dean of the Isenberg School of Management
  • Meet with a professional advisor from Undergraduate Advising (UA) in the fall and spring semester.
  • Be invited to participate in small group registration assistance meeting with UA staff prior to enrolling in your spring classes.

This program is a unique program sponsored by Isenberg School of Management and Undergraduate Advising (UA). The program seeks to open doors to Isenberg for strong academic performers from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

A key goal of the Partners in Education Program is to help Isenberg graduate a significant number of new professionals from culturally diverse backgrounds who will embark on exciting careers in business.

Once invited, be sure to visit the How to Join page of this website to learn about the process and important timelines you must follow to become a member of this program! 


Fall 2014

ALL students in the Partners in Education RAP will enroll in the following classes: 

"Corporate Seminar"- School of Management 191A (1 credit) 


One  of the 4-credit Gen Ed classes listed below:

"Introduction to Macro Economics" - Economics 104 (Gen Ed SB)


"Intro to Resource Economics" - Resource Economics 102 (Gen Ed SB),

*Advisors will guide students to the appropriate math class based on score on the Math Placement Test


** Holding a spot in a RAP guarantees you enrollment in ONE of the associated Gen Ed classes (shared with Focus Enterprise students). Registration into the specific classes takes place during NSO and classes are filled on a first come, first served basis. 


"College Writing"- English 112 (Gen Ed CW), 3 credits a limited number of sections will be offered in each residential area both Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters.

Spring 2015

  • No required RAP classes.
  • Small sections of Gen Ed classes will be offered in each residence area.


Students will live together in Thoreau Hall in Southwest residential area of campus.

Pamela R. Marsh-Williams, Ph.D.
Assistant Provost & Dean

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