A mathematical finance and information technology management major, Stillman School of Business, Surya Makkar received a scholarship of $2,500 from the New Jersey Society for Information Management (NJ SIM) Foundation.
Makkar is one of four students in the state who managed to receive this scholarship at the annual charity golf outing of the foundation. One of 30 chapters in the country, the New Jersey Chapter of the Society for Information Management is a professional association of executives, consultants and academics in the information management field.The NJ SIM Foundation,the New Jersey chapter’s non-profit organization rewards an annual scholarship to students of IT management who demonstrate excellence in both academics and leadership in their schools’ IT programs.
Associate professor and chair of the Department of Computing and Decision Sciences, David Rosenthal nominated Makkar. Rosenthal is the one who taught Makkar in his Management Information Systems (BITM 2701) course during the period of his freshman year and is known for serving as his academic adviser.
Makkar is also known for being actively involved in the University community. This summer, he is also interning with the Bank of America as a financial analyst.