The Center for Student Enterprise

The Center for Student Enterprise

Center for Student Enterprise

About the Center for Student Enterprise

  • The Center for Student Enterprise (CSE) initiates and coordinates student-run businesses on the Pace Pleasantville campus. Business students 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 minors.
  • 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.
  • Senior managers from the businesses present to a Board of Directors quarterly.

Dr.Kathy Winsted
Dr. Kathy Winsted
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Employment Opportunities

  • More than 80 students work for the five 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, Pace Connect, Pace Delivers, or Pace Fit.

Student Businesses in the Center for Student Enterprise

Pace Perk Cafe


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


Pace Perk
 
The Pace Perk Cafe was established by the Pace Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs on April 6, 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 frequent events, has free giveaways, and is open every night of the week from 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m. The most popular products at The Perk are milkshakes and chicken nuggets.



Pace Mart


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


Pace Mart
 
Pace Mart, founded in 2014 and 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 is open weekdays from 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.



Pace Connect


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


Pace Connect
 
Pace Connect is a student-run research and call center that began in 2012. 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. The business also conducts polls and satisfaction surveys for outside clients.



Pace Delivers


Pace Delivers staff
Pace Delivers staff


Pace Delivers
 
Pace Delivers, founded in 2017, provides students the option to order food from area restaurants, using the website at pacedelivers.org, and have it delivered to them on campus. It serves as one-stop shop from restaurants such as McDonald's, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, Rocky's Deli and Applebee's. Pace Delivers provides the additional benefit of educating our staff through real-life business experience while providing opportunities to advance to management positions. We are committed to providing our customer base of Pace University - Pleasantville, with the best possible customer service, all while producing a safe and enjoyable work environment. Pace Delivers serves residence halls at 10:00 p.m. and midnight, every night of the week.



Pace Fit



Pace Fit
 
Pace Fit, founded in 2019, serves healthy smoothies, shakes, and snacks in the campus fitness center. It also functions as a morning alternative, as it's the first place on campus that's open every day and serves fresh coffee starting at 7:00 a.m. Monday - Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. on Sundays. In addition, Pace Fit operates during many of the events that occur in the fitness center, providing snacks to all the participants. Pace Fit is located in the concession stand past the lobby and across from the weight room.