…are practical work experiences. It’s like an internship, but generally as part of the academic experience. For MAMSSM students, it’s an opportunity to practice what we preach. We’ve been working all year to build our critical thinking, technical skills, and problem-solving skills to become catalysts of change in all areas of business. My team is

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MAM-SSM Social Venture Competition

We wanted to let you know about an exciting opportunity to engage with the MAM-SSM program! We hope you will join us on March 9th from 11:30am-1:30pm for our annual MAM-SSM Social Venture Plan Competition! MAM-SSM SVP is a unique event where students develop businesses that also make a difference in the world. This is

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Student Spotlight: Josh Banks


  Name: Joshua Banks Hometown: Mountlake Terrace, WA Undergraduate degree: Biology – Physiology Interests: Renewables & Environment, Think Tanks, Sports: Football (Seahawks) & Baseball (Mariners), Companion Animals – specifically: Care & Training, The Human-Animal Bond, Voice-over/Comedic Imitation, Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Exploring the National Parks, Kayaking, Playing Cards, Watching Movies, Photography, People Watching, Mindfulness Meditation, Wine

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(Mock?) Interviews

It is our first rounds of mock interviews. We have recruiters and hiring managers come into our conference rooms and take us through a real interview experience. I have to say that this was a really fun experience, although going through tons of interviews is a scary thought at first. Last week, we learned about

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DOUBTING WHETHER YOU COULD MAKE IT THROUGH GRADUATE SCHOOL? “When eating an elephant take one bite at a time.” – Creighton Abrams I’m here to tell you, “You can do it!” On our cohort’s recent study abroad trip to India and China we met with a social entrepreneur in Bengaluru.  Collin Timms spoke passionately about

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Technically Speaking


Throughout the year, we have a responsibility to develop our professionalism. There are aspects to our learning experience that are self-instigated, one of them being technical skills. Think Excel, Tableau, and SQL. If you have experience already, you’re very lucky. We use these programs often and unfortunately, many of us with non-business backgrounds don’t come

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Blue 42..Set…Hike!

We’ve been in session for two weeks already, and I cannot believe how fast time is flying. By now, we are all hitting the ground running, keeping ourselves busy with this quarter’s main project and weekly deliverables. Our advisors say this is the toughest quarter in the program because of the content, but also the

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Chindia 2015


For 21 days, the cohort journeyed across five cities in China and India. Beijing held the notorious night market, including delicacies like scorpion on a stick and tarantulas. Hong Kong seemed like the ritziest place that existed on the hemisphere. New Delhi was the stop where we visited the majestic Taj Mahal. Bengaluru housed some

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Student Spotlight: John Rogers

Name: John Rogers Hometown: Various places though most recently Yakima, WA. Undergraduate degree: Geography, BA Central Washington University Interests: “Lean-forward” films, books, and conversations. Really anything that provokes thought and good discussion. I particularly enjoy Coen Brothers films and books regarding cultural and environmental history and geography. Some favorite titles include Guns, Germs, and Steel

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Student Spotlight: Annie Thomas

Name: Annie Eileen Thomas Hometown: Lake Stevens, Washington Undergraduate degree: Double Major in Psychology & Sociology Interests: Women’s Issues Snowboarding Soccer, tennis Economic empowerment through microfinance in developing countries Sustainability in big business (energy efficiency, carbon footprint, etc) Leadership Development Social and Economic Equality Friends & Family FOOD Music Reading Why MAM-SSM: I chose MASSM

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