Impacting the World Around Us

Seattle is a town that definitely knows how to give back to the community. This is especially evident with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Yesterday, my cohort and I had the privilege of getting a tour of the Foundation and meeting with Janet Sawaya - Senior Impact, Advocacy, and Policy Officer at the Foundation. Upon […]

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Practicum: The Internship on Steroids

Can you believe it? It’s here! The LAST QUARTER of the program. We have survived the initial 2 week intensive boot camp, completed an entire industry analysis and built our own social ventures… now it’s time to apply all of that into a 3 month all-hands-on-deck practicum experience working for a local company. Just as […]

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Landing the Job- Step 1 The Interview

As you probably can see now, professional development is a huge deal in our program. At the end of the day, if we as students learn all the content there is to know, but do not know how to apply these in the work place in a professional and humble manner all efforts in our […]

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Recruiting Straight From The Horses Mouth

Today we had the opportunity to hear from three leaders in the field of recruiting. This is our second panel of this nature so you may be asking yourself, “why learn it again?” As Dustin, one of our panelists shared, no matter if you are looking into entry level work or have been in your […]

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The Art of Branding Yourself

“Life is one big pitch, so you better start practicing.” This classic saying goes directly with our latest professional development assignment- creating and pitching our very own personal marketing plan. You might be wondering what does a personal marketing plan consist of? Well, it’s pretty much what it says- a plan on how to best […]

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Student Spotlight: Ami Case

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Ami Case Hometown: 
Siletz, Oregon Undergraduate Degree: B.S.  Sociology, Business Administration Minor at the University of Oregon (GOOOOO DUCKS!) Why MAM-SSM:  Upon deciding that I wanted to pursue business further, I started researching programs. I knew I wanted to stay on the West coast and while visiting a friend in Seattle, she mentioned I should check […]

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Exploring Social Enterprise In Our Own Backyard

Today we had the privilege of speaking with the leaders of two social enterprises in the area. It is through opportunities like this where the “experiential” side of our program comes into play. Getting out of the classroom and onto the production floor provided need inspiration in the midst of our brainstorming for our preparation […]

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Student Spotlight: Riley Burden

Name: Riley Burden Hometown: Lynden, WA Undergraduate Degree: Psychology/ Minor in Business Extra-curricular Activities: Psi Chi (Honors Psychology), Fantasy Basketball Why MAM-SSM: I chose MAM-SSM because I thought it was amazing opportunity to expand on my interest in business. I learned further in undergrad that although psychology was an interesting field, my calling was to a business setting. Now with […]

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So You Say You Want To Make a Social Impact?

After three weeks out of the country, we are back, but not to business as normal. This Module we will creating our own Social Enterprises and participating in Seattle Pacific University’s Annual Social Venture Competition. This competition invites investors and social venture experts to explore student’s complete business plans for a enterprise that will simultaneously […]

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Bullitt Center Study Tour

Seattle is commonly referred to as the “Emerald City”; however, after touring the Bullitt Center I believe this nickname also comes from how “green” the city truly is. The Bullitt Center is the world’s greenest commercial office building and is located just minutes away from campus. My class and I had the opportunity to learn […]

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