Systems Thinking @ Coalfire Systems

Working with my group in an office at Coalfire Systems has allowed us to stretch our skills and learn business from real world examples.  The freedom and ambiguity provided by the live cases we have worked on have enhanced our learning and developed skills that we can take with us beyond the MAM-SSM program.  

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Finding Common Ground for Health Resource Services (HRS)


Tyler Flinchbaugh shares his practicum experience: One of the coolest sections of this program is the practicum, where all the cohort members split into groups to work with companies throughout the Puget Sound. What makes this awesome is that this is the time of the year where you apply what you have learned from MAMSSM

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MAM-SSM Navigates the Path to Value

This project enhances our knowledge regarding branding, SEO, customer engagement, service marketing, and numerous other tools applicable to the business world.

The REI Practicum Team Shares Their Excitement


In the coming weeks we will be giving you a sneak preview of what each of our practicum teams is up to. Below, Camille shares her experience working with REI: Imagine getting to work for one of your favorite companies. You are respected as a peer among senior level management and they genuinely ask for

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2015 Cohort Spring Quarter Update!

We are back in the swing of things after our refreshing two week Spring Break! We have been assigned our practicums for this last quarter of our MAM-SSM journey. Each of our projects is incredibly tangible and will help guide and direct our companies as they go into the future. In the midst of our projects we are

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Student Spotlight: Juliana Bassit Lavorini

Name: Juliana Bassit Lavorini Hometown: Sao Paulo, Brazil Undergraduate Degree: B.A. in International Relations from PUC-SP (Brazil) Interests: World travel – meeting new people and exploring different cultures, foods, histories and natural environments! Sustainability Animals, all of them, including my pups Vicky and Simba Photography Outdoor activities Why the MAM-SSM program: During my undergraduate, I became passionate about finding

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MAMSSM Helps Solve Real World Business Problems


One of our current students, Bryan Hildebrandt, shares his group’s story on the impact of their Industry Analysis project last quarter: Three weeks ago, myself and three others from my cohort found ourselves at the Sheraton in downtown Seattle in a their executive boardroom. Within a few minutes we would be meeting with an executive

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Student Spotlight: Jeremy Bradon Rothschild


Name: Jeremy Bradon Rothschild Hometown: Tacoma/Olympia Undergraduate Degree: PP&E Public Policy & Economics, European History at University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) (double major) Interests: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking, economics, history, education and welfare policy, social and economic inequality, environmentalism, traveling, coffee. Why the MAM-SSM program: I chose MAMSSM after finding it while flicking through possible graduate

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A Visit to Impact Hub Seattle

I cannot say enough about how awesome and diverse our faculty is here in the program. Brian Howe teaches our Business Law class sessions. We have enjoyed having him in our class space, but today we got the opportunity to visit his work space. Brian is the founder and CEO of Impact Hub Seattle. This

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The MAM-SSM Value Proposition (And how it relates to my own)


Today my fellow SPU classmates got to attend a fantastic even put on for us by F5 Networks, Inc. F5 is a Seattle based company that is an applications and services company that keeps businesses’ website applications secure and connected. We had the opportunity to have a brown bag session where we were treated to

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