Students are invited to visit one of the state’s fastest growing tech companies

Bryan Jakovcic with his brother Michael Jakovcic, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business

Are you looking for networking, internship and job opportunities? Do you dream of being your own boss and wonder how successful entrepreneurs build businesses?

If so, we invite you to meet former Stillman entrepreneur Bryan Jakovcic ’09 and tour his company, Fusion Health, in Woodbridge, NJ during a field trip on Friday, December 9 from 9:30 a.m. at 1:30 p.m. Fusion is a fast-growing technology company with over 100 employees looking to hire students and recent grads for internships and full-time jobs.

“This is a great opportunity for students to broaden their career horizons and learn how a university startup became a national healthcare software provider,” said Susan Scherreik, director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (CIE). The Dec. 9 field trip kicks off a new CIE program in which students will periodically be invited to visit businesses of successful Seton Hall University entrepreneurs, she said.

Fusion manages the medical records of 350,000 inmates daily, the largest such provider, and has grown rapidly without outside investment. The company has been recognized for four consecutive years by INC magazine. as one of the fastest growing companies in the United States and is ranked the ninth fastest growing small private company in the state. Fortune magazine named it one of the best places to work in the New York metro area and Fusion was also recognized by Deloitte on its Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States.

CIE will provide free transportation to and from the event, which includes a tour of company facilities and lunch with Jakovcic and other high-level employees. Tour participants will leave the Orange Sud campus by van at 9:30 p.m. and return to campus at 1:30 p.m., Scherreik said.

Jakovcic attributes Fusion’s success to its dynamic employees. “Our core belief is that employee satisfaction is critical to achieving our mission and vision, so we facilitate a supportive team atmosphere,” Jakovcic said. He noted that the company’s employee satisfaction surveys are consistently high “because we make sure employees feel part of the Fusion family.” We have corporate sports leagues, volunteer events, virtual retreats, on-site barbecues, holiday parties and other ways for Fusionites to participate and make meaningful connections,” said he added.

Brian Sumereau, 21, joined Fusion after graduating from Stillman with a double major in finance and information technology, with certificates in business analysis and market research. Sumereau, who was also a member of the Gerald P. Buccino leadership program, said students tend to overlook opportunities in small businesses. But a big perk of working at Fusion, Sumereau said, is early career exposure to many different departments, including management, analytics, programming and accounting.

Jakovcic studied finance while a student at Stillman and also served as president of the entrepreneurship club. He has maintained close ties with his alma mater and is currently Chairman of the CIE Advisory Board. Last year, Jakovcic was inducted into Seton Hall University’s Entrepreneur Hall of Fame. Additionally, he received the Ernst & Young award for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2020.

Students of all majors are encouraged to attend the field trip event. If you would like to register for the field trip, please email Susan Scherreik. Space is limited.

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