Scholar Profiles

Rishab Jain

Campus: UNC
Hometown: Davie, Florida
High School: American Heritage School Plantation

What drew you to the Robertson Program?

I graduated with a scholarship from a very competitive private school in Florida that offered some of the best opportunities to further my education. What I enjoyed the most about my high school was how I was surrounded by some of the brightest students who inspired me to achieve the impossible. At the finalist weekend, I realized the Robertson program provides the same small knit community of intelligent people who will end up achieving some of the greatest feats, pushing me to do the same. Just like my high school, the way the program is designed leaders build leaders. Another unique aspect of the Robertson program is how invested the alumni are to the program. I was in complete shock when alumni working over 100-hour work weeks were willing to Skype call an incoming college freshman. Their dedication and willingness to drop everything to help a fellow Robertson, something few programs including ivy leagues can say, is truly what drew me to this program.

How has your experience with the Robertson shaped your goals and career path?

The Robertson program has driven me to become a social entrepreneur using technology to drive meaningful change. I am planning to have a career path in investment banking or IT, and this program has made me realize that whichever path I take I plan on making a difference.

What has been your favorite Robertson moment so far?

My favorite Robertson moment was the NOLS trip that we had before we moved into our freshmen dorms. During the NOLS trip, we spent a whole day white water rafting and being able to make some friends before the first week of college really made me feel at home. Also, during the camping trip we hiked up a mountain with a beautiful view and had s’mores around a camp fire.

Jain RJ