The Center for Student Enterprise

The Center for Student Enterprise

Pace Perk   Pace Connect   Pace Mart


  • The Center for Student Enterprise (CSE) initiates and coordinates student-run businesses on the Pace Pleasantville campus. Business majors interested in starting or managing an entrepreneurial endeavor can meet with like-minded peers and great professors in the Lubin School of Business and work to have their ideas come to fruition.
  • The CSE provides business students with opportunities to gain crucial managerial experience while attending school and managing student-operated businesses. Management positions are open to all Lubin School of Business majors and some positions are open to all majors.
  • The Director of the Center for Student Enterprise meets with senior managers of each business weekly. Additionally, an accounting professor advises each CFO answering financial questions when needed and reviewing all accounting records.
Dr.Kathy Winsted
Dr. Kathy Winsted
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Employment Opportunities

  • More than 50 students work for the three businesses coordinated by the Center for Student Enterprise. Each business is run by a team of four or five senior managers, typically a General Manager, Chief Financial Officer, Marketing Manager, and Purchasing Manager. Teams of Assistant Managers help the senior management team and shift employees round out the staff.
  • To apply for a position at one of the CSE businesses, go to https://careers.pace.edu and look for Student Assistant at Pace Perk, Pace Mart, or Pace Connect.

Student Businesses in the Center for Student Enterprise

The Pace Perk Cafe was established by the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs on April 6th, 2010. It is a student-run business now located in the basement of Martin Hall. Affectionately referred to as "The Perk" on campus, this business is a late night café that serves hot/cold beverages, snacks and hot foods. The Pace Perk Cafe also hosts weekly events, has free giveaways, and is open every night of the week from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

Pace Perk staff at the fourth anniversary party
Pace Perk staff at the fourth anniversary party

Pace Mart, located in Mortola Library, is a campus store designed to be the best stop for the busy members of the Pace community to grab whatever they need. Pace Mart offers a variety of products and services, ranging from coffee and baked goods, to every-day convenience and school items.

Pace Mart staff at the ribbon cutting to open the store
Pace Mart staff at the ribbon cutting to open the store

Pace Connect is a student-run research and call center that began in 2012. It is a student business where all majors are welcome and can be employees. Outreach Representatives working for Pace Connect make calls for various school departments including Admissions, Annual Fund, Office of Student Assistance, Office of Student Success, Career Services, Office of Planning and Assessment, and others. They also conduct polls and satisfaction surveys for university department who request these services.

Pace Delivers is an online food ordering and delivery service on the Pleasantville campus. Students and staff can order from local restaurants for delivery to dorms and offices.

Callers working at Pace Connect research center
Callers working at Pace Connect research center