Scholars Visit Bloomberg

This summer the Governor's School of Engineering and Technology brought eighty-eight of New Jersey's most accomplished high school scholars to Rutgers University's School of Engineering for an intensive summer engineering experience, at no cost to their families. The scholars lived together, participated in advanced courses ranging from robotics to bioengineering, and dedicated themselves to a small-group research project. In addition to all of this, some of the scholars had the chance to tour Bloomberg to gain a better understanding of what Bloomberg has to offer engineers. The scholars were given the opportunity to see how engineering can be used in ways that was not entirely obvious to them initially. They were fascinated to learn about engineering in the area of business in the creation of analytical tools. During an overview of the Bloomberg products by their engineers, the scholars were shown the power of their analytical tools and the process by which the tools are developed. The scholars were also given the opportunity to talk to an outstanding Rutgers Alum and co-founders of Bloomberg, Duncan L. MacMillan, and learned more about the founding of the company and the strategy of the company overall. Being able to speak with such a distinguished veteran in the field was an honor and a great opportunity that very few have the privilege of experiencing. He told his story and how the idea for Bloomberg and the terminal system came about. The vision that he and his co-founders had was revolutionary at the time and has since become the model for the rest of the industry. Throughout the company’s history, the policy of transparency, which is evident throughout Bloomberg’s headquarters, has made Bloomberg a leader in the field. Mr. MacMillan inspired the students to think about the world in a different way, focusing on how to improve it, as an engineer should. This tour was a phenomenal experience which left students motivated to pursue a career in engineering and possibly even future employment at Bloomberg.