Business Discovery House

Quad III-Livingston Campus

The Business Discovery House is a self-selected group of first-year students who will enjoy the benefits of sharing common residential and academic experiences while making new friends, exploring common interests and being a part of a close community of peers. Students will benefit from special programs in the residence hall, and having a peer mentor in residence to provide help in answering all those Rutgers questions.

This is a community for students who have a strong interest in any field in business and closely related fields.   Students gain advantages in areas that help them academically, as well as build important skills that will allow them to succeed in the field of business e.g. networking, intereviewing.

Programming for this community has included:

  • How to standout at career fairs ---Preparing for RU careers fairs in advance, during the fair and then what to do after
  • One Major = Many Career Options – Review of major options and different career paths
  • The Importance of Internships –Review of gaining experience through internships, as well as how to get an internship
  • What is networking?  -- Importance of networking and different strategies
  • Attend the involvement fair
  • Participate in social events as a community e.g. football games


  1. Open to first-year students affiliated with SAS,RBS and SEBS
  2. Must have math placement at the Calculus level or above, placement test must be taken before May 31, 2015. 
  3. Application will open April 1, 2015. Applications will only be reviewed if you have taken the placement test.

Participation Requirements

As a participant, you will be:

  • Attending community sponsored events and monthly meetings
  • Co-enrolled in three first year courses for the fall semester:
    • Microeconomics
    • Expository Writing
    • FIGsExploring Business

Note:  At your academic planning and advising day, you will be able to choose 2-3 other classes toward your academic interests. This is a perfect balance because it allows you to be both part of a smaller community and have access to all other Rutgers course offerings as well.    If you AP out of any of the courses you will not be required to enroll in them and will still be eligible for this program.

Application Process
There is a two-part application process for this community:

  1. Register the Business Discovery House Living-Learning Community as your first choice on the online housing application on the Enrollment Pathway.
  2. APPLICATION IS NOW CLOSED. It will open April 1st.  You must also complete the online application and a phone interview.You will be contacted by a learning community staff member about timing of the phone interview.


More About the Vibrant Livingston Campus!
Students accepted into the community will live in Quad III Residence Hall on the Livingston Campus. Quad III is a residence for first-year students and offers study rooms, laundry facilities, kitchens, lounges, and a central multipurpose room. Quad III has lots of green space surrounding it, is adjacent to the Livingston Recreation Center, Tillet Dining Hall, near Livingston Student Center, Livingston Bookstore and walking distance to the Louis Brown Athletic Center (RAC).

**To learn about the Peer Mentor position for 2014-2015 Business DH, click here.

For more information, please contact:

Ghada Endick
Director of Learning Communities
E-mail: rulc@echo.rutgers.edu

What Students Are Saying

The greatest benefit of being a part of the Discovery House Program is the long term effects that the students will not notice until their later years of college and even beyond that. By being a member of the Discovery House, the students build long lasting friendships and develop networking that will help them stand out.

– Mark Said, Peer Mentor