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NJBIA has opened the nomination process for its 2022 Rising Star Awards, which honor outstanding students at New Jersey colleges and universities who have distinguished themselves through their academic work, leadership and community service.

The awards will be presented at the New Jersey Women Business Leaders Forum, powered by NJBIA, on Wednesday, Sept. 28, at Caesars Atlantic City. The deadline to nominate a student using NJBIA’s online application is 5 p.m., Monday Aug. 8.

“NJBIA’s Rising Star Awards honor students who have demonstrated a passion for their career path, academic success, and a commitment to volunteering in their communities during their undergraduate careers,” NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka said. “Rising Stars are standouts at New Jersey higher education institutions who have positioned themselves for great professional success through their hard work and determination.”

Previous Rising Star Award winners have included men and women of all ages who are attending community colleges and traditional four-year colleges and universities. Honorees have included first-generation college students, veterans, student entrepreneurs, Dean’s List students and others who have distinguished themselves through their passion for their chosen career path and community service.

Go to NJBIA’s website to learn more about some of the students who have previously won Rising Star Awards in 2020 and 2021.

The 8th annual New Jersey Women Business Leaders Forum remains New Jersey’s largest professional women’s conference, which each year brings together hundreds of women and men for engaging workshops, dynamic TED-style talks. The two-day event also offers professional development credits for interested attendees.

The conference is returning as a live event this year, bringing large corporations, entrepreneurs, not-for-profits, and students together to become inspired and empowered to work toward increasing diversity in corporate leadership and building successful businesses.

To learn more about the conference, speakers, and sponsorship opportunities, go here.