Anderson Scholars Entrepreneurship Concentration

A Unique Opportunity for University School Freshmen
The Anderson Scholars Program enables a student to pursue his passion with structure, rigor, and depth throughout his high school career. With guidance from an advisor, an Anderson Scholar will participate in an individualized program that connects course work with significant experiences outside the walls of the school.

In his freshman year, an interested student submits an application and is interviewed. If he is selected as an Anderson Scholar candidate, he will pursue an individualized program for three years beginning his sophomore year. The Anderson Scholars program is designed to give additional context and substance to University School curricular requirements.

Entrepreneurship Concentration
Are you interested in learning more about business and earning money?
The Entrepreneur Institute helps you learn business skills and provides opportunities to meet with successful entrepreneurs. An Entrepreneurship Concentration allows you to explore the world of business in detail through coursework, extracurricular activities, and a summer job experience. It culminates with you managing your own small business that you have created. If you have ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur, the Entrepreneurship Concentration is a great place to start!

Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship

University School welcomed Jon Kaplan '91, head of Global Sales at Pinterest, as the featured speaker at Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship 2017. Mr. Kaplan oversees all aspects of the company’s global sales and operations organization. His team works with both large and small clients, agencies and technology partners across the full range of Pinterest’s advertising solutions. 

Prior to Pinterest, Kaplan spent 12 years at Google, most recently serving as vice president of U.S. sales where he was responsible for search, display, YouTube and DoubleClick programmatic solutions across a range of industries. Earlier in his career, he was the first business hire at, worked at the PGA of America and represented athletes at SFX Sports. Jon is the on the board of NYC and Company and is an advisor to Metamorphic Ventures.

Following Mr. Kaplan's talk, there were opportunities to purchase products created and promoted by our young entrepreneurs at the market. Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship is presented in partnership with University School and is made possible through the generous support of Burton D. Morgan Foundation.

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