May 11 • 2 min read
Jack Cesareo

Jack Cesareo

“No matter what you do, do it to your utmost. I always attribute my success to always requiring myself to do my level best, if only in driving a tack in straight.”

Russell Conwell, Temple University’s founder, said those very words. Entrepreneurship and innovation are analogous with the Fox School of Business and Temple University, where doing things to our utmost is essential.

The Fox School’s commitment to preparing students to innovate through their management (entrepreneurship) or through the management of an organization

(intrapreneurship) has been a highlight, manifesting in two recent rankings. The undergraduate- and graduate-level Entrepreneurship programs earned Nos. 8 and 10 national rankings from The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Entrepreneurship is present throughout Fox and the university. The Fox Online MBA was recently ranked No. 1 for the second year in a row. And Temple University’s 10th President, Dr. Neil Theobald, has made “entrepreneurship across disciplines” one of his six commitments to power Temple’s future.

As you have seen — and will continue to see — Temple alumni have embraced the entrepreneurial drive.

This drive is within you, too. Temple’s motto, “Perseverance Conquers,” is a part of your life. You have the power. And here’s how you can take advantage of it: Mentor a student. The experience you possess is your greatest skill. Fox students are eager to learn from you, in whatever career path you’ve chosen to follow. Next, hire a Fox student. Doing so welcomes the next class of Owls into the professional world. And the collaboration will create more opportunities for you to innovate. Finally, visit campus and speak to our students. Fox’s student professional organizations create opportunities for students and alumni to connect beyond the board room and classroom.

Continue to connect, both with alumni and current students, and always remember that perseverance conquers.


Jack Cesareo
Jack Cesareo