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Berkeley College alumnus Wesley Rebisz

Internship Leads to Successful Career in Shopping Center Management for Alumnus

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Berkeley College alumnus Wesley Rebisz

 

Wesley Rebisz graduated from Berkeley College in 2008 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration - Marketing, and recently earned an M.B.A. from William Paterson University. He credits the launching point of his career in shopping center management to the internship Berkeley College connected him with at General Growth Properties (GGP). While the company’s high-quality retail property portfolio includes 120 malls across the United States, Mr. Rebisz’s career began with a marketing assistant internship at GGP’s Willowbrook Mall property in Wayne, NJ.

“This was my introduction to commercial real-estate property management within the retail Real Estate Investment Trust industry,” Mr. Rebisz said. The internship led him to a full-time position as a Common Area Coordinator there that was followed by various promotions through the years.

Mr. Rebisz now serves as the General Manager at GGP’s White Marsh Mall property in White Marsh, MD. In this role, he manages a multi-disciplinary team that is responsible for day-to-day operations of the shopping center. He also manages related expenses and annual revenue goals.

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Up Close with Wesley Rebisz

What does success mean to you?

Making progress in reaching short-term and long-term goals. Continuously being able to learn and implement plans and strategies effectively. Helping others to grow personally and professionally so that they can be effective and efficient in their goals. Being an effective leader and ultimately helping influence, mold, and build future leaders.

What initially inspired you to enroll in Berkeley College?

At the time, I lived close to Berkeley College’s Woodland Park, NJ, campus. Berkeley College also had a good reputation as a business school, and was known for career development and job placement.

How did Berkeley College prepare you for success?

Berkeley College found my first intern position for me, which was the start of my career in shopping center management. The two career development counselors who helped me the most were from the Woodland Park and Manhattan campuses.

In which way(s) do you see yourself being successful in the future?

My long-term goal is to be a C-level executive of a large organization where I can implement impactful strategies that will grow the business and optimize capabilities of staff output.

What advice would you offer today’s college-bound students?

Set short-term and long-term goals. Keep a journal at work. Save your writings to read and reflect on them every few months.

What was your most memorable moment at Berkeley College?

All of my professors believing in me and motivating me along the way.

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