By: Terry Robinson & Deniece Griffin
Whether you have a business idea or not, joining a student-run network such as Junior Enterprise (JE) will help students succeed. JE USA is a student entrepreneurship organization that helps students get their business ideas off the ground and also helps them develop strong business acumen. Executive Director of JE USA, Shivam Jariwala, recently spoke with the Georgia State Chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO).
JE provides students with a unique opportunity to develop self-confidence and experience in entrepreneurship at an early stage in their careers, by working on relevant roles and projects within their field of specialization. It is also an affordable option for small businesses and startups to get consulting and other services from top high-education institutions such as Georgia State, says Jariwala.
He talked about the types of businesses students typically start, and the type of work JE students carry out such as, consulting services for various companies ranging from biomedical efforts to financial services. He mentioned a few career fields student entrepreneurs typically pursue after graduating college. Shivam shared some of the partnerships this organization has developed, and continues to create. To name a few he mentioned EY, InBev, and Falconi. He also answered student’s questions about how to become part of JE, and exactly how JE’s mentorship program will prepare them to tackle real world problems from their clients. Overall, students were able to learn more about JE USA, the resources they provide, and how it will prepare them for their career long after graduation.
If interested in more entrepreneurial events, visit the GSU Calendar for additional ENI and CEO offerings this semester.
The Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
CEO’s mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.