19 April 2022 • AlumsEntrepreneurship Thinking About your Future? So is Dan Rosensweig '83

Don’t miss a chance to get career advice from President and CEO of Chegg Dan Rosensweig ’83.

Daniel L. Rosensweig ’83, president and CEO of Chegg and former HWS Trustee, will give a talk on Monday at 8 p.m. in Bartlett Theatre, where he will offer reflections on his professional journey and provide insights on success in the workplace and lessons in leadership.

During a busy two days on campus, Rosensweig will connect with students one-on-one and in the classroom. His visit will include teaching a class on “Organizational Development” for students in the Master of Science in Management program. Rosensweig will also meet with several student entrepreneurs, including past contestants in the Todd Feldman ’89 and Family Pitch Contest. This month, he will also be interviewed by Matthew Nusom ’23 for a future episode of the podcast Entrepreneurial Endeavors, an Entrepreneurial Studies podcast featuring HWS entrepreneurs.

A staple of Silicon Valley, Rosensweig previously served as CEO of Guitar Hero, COO of Yahoo!, President of CNET and CEO of ZDNET.

Since he took the helm of Chegg in 2010, he has re-envisioned the company, transforming what was a textbook rental service into a digital hub that offers college students everything from textbooks, homework help, an eTextbook reader and room décor at a discount. Under his leadership, Chegg’s acquisitions include Zinch, Cramster, Notehall and Student of Fortune. Today, the company enables students to share notes with classmates, download study guides from professors, and contribute to Q and A forums offering homework help.

Read an interview with Rosensweig in Entrepreneur here, where he shares “13 Leadership Lessons.”  

Chegg recently named collegiate basketball star Paige Bueckers as its first student athlete brand ambassador. Bueckers, the 2021 National Player of the Year, will work with Chegg’s non-profit arm Chegg.org to raise awareness for the issue of student hunger. During the NCAA Final Four Weekend, Chegg partnered with hunger relief and food recovery company Goodr to launch their first free pop-up grocery market in Minneapolis, Minn.

In an article about Chegg’s partnership with Bueckers published by Sports Illustrated, Rosensweig shares his excitement for the possibility of brand-athlete partnerships that uplift important causes. “…I hope our partnership becomes a model for how companies can work with ambassadors to elevate the issues that matter to them most, as they are the issues these students see and experience every day.”

Rosensweig has also been a public advocate for tackling the student debt crisis. Alongside executive producer Ashton Kutcher, Rosensweig hosted two seasons of “Going from Broke,” a Crackle TV series that “takes a hard look at the nation’s student-loan crisis — and gives millennials a chance to dig themselves out of massive debt.” Their second season wrapped in 2021. Watch the show on Crackle.