“Thanks to the advice and guidance I received from faculty, and the skills I acquired throughout my coursework, I can confidently attribute much of my ongoing success to the time I spent at Ramapo. To date, I remain in contact with several of my professors, who I am honored to call professional colleagues and also my friends. My advice to students is to always strive to open new doors while ensuring those already open remain the same and never underestimate the worth of a strong, professional network among your colleagues in whatever career you pursue. Most importantly, never be afraid to ask for help from those who are ready and able to provide it.” – Jesse Bender ’11 graduated magna cum laude with a degree in History and a minor in Political Science. Jesse received his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law in 2015 and is currently practicing law in Bergen County.