Chatham University

Chatham Student Engagement - CWE

Chatham Student Engagement

The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship (the Center) creates economic opportunities for women through entrepreneurial education and training, mentoring, and networking. Through this programming, it provides opportunities for students to hone their entrepreneurial skills and develop new business ideas.

The Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series is designed for women business leaders and entrepreneurs. Students attend at no cost to hear prominent nonprofit, business, and community leaders from the region.

The Prototyping and Design Lab offers free, hands-on workshops and hours for students interested in designing and prototyping physical products. The Lab provides access to digital fabrication tools in an inclusive environment to inspire creativity and innovation.

The Center is also hosts one of only 114 national SBA Women's Business Centers, which provides free one-on-one business counseling and technical assistance available for students interested in starting or growing a business as well as entrepreneurial training programs, webinars, and workshops.

Internships at the Center: The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship provides exciting opportunities for students to develop and implement programs that assist women entrepreneurs through mentorship, education, and networking. Students develop marketing and event management skills and learn the daily operations of a business office while honing entrepreneurial skills critical for successful graduates. Available positions are posted on the Chatham Handshake Portal.

Internships with local businesses: student internships with outside businesses allow Chatham students to gain valuable work experience and networking opportunities, and in turn, provide businesses with crucial skillsets and project assistance. The Center works to connect interested women business owners with Chatham's Career Development Office.