Susan Scherreik, Director of The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies was created in 2003 to raise student awareness of self-employment as a career option. The Center fosters the collaboration of faculty, students, alumni and entrepreneurs to engage in activities and projects that advance hands-on entrepreneurial learning at the Stillman School. The Center is integral to the Stillman School’s mandate to prepare students for careers in the 21st century by acknowledging the growing importance of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and global economy.
Indeed, small businesses are responsible for creating 75% of all new jobs in the U.S. at a time when big corporations continue to downsize. Today, one in 11 adult Americans is engaged in entrepreneurial activity and one in 20 adult Americans invests in fledgling businesses, usually those started by family and friends. Locally, Inc. magazine recently named the Newark, N.J. -area ninth on its list of large metropolitan areas that are best for entrepreneurs.
With its strong focus on academic excellence, the Center promotes professionalism and integrity in the entrepreneurial arena.
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Susan Scherreik, MBA
Director, The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies