Working to attract or retain talent? You Make It. MSP.

If you’re working to attract, retain, or elevate talented people at your organization you know it’s a team sport. From strong leadership to committed peers, you need to work together and rely on others to succeed. We believe attracting and retaining people to a community requires an amazing team – one with an even more […]

Getting Women Back to Work

When women leave careers for an extended period of time, some of them get stalled on corporate off-ramps. A Boston-based company is expanding to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region to help local women rejoin the work world in key business roles. I founded reacHIRE in 2013 to help identify qualified women who want to return to […]

Graduate-to-Graduate: Jenny Djupedal

Jenny Djupedal is an Associate Marketing Manager at Land O’Lakes. Jenny, who grew up overseas but finished high school in Minnesota, moved to MSP in 2017 after earning her MBA from the Tuck School of  Business at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. We caught up with her to learn how it’s going. What were you interested in working on after graduate […]

Win A Free Flight to Twin Cities Startup Week

Showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North, October 9 – 15 What is Twin Cities Startup Week? Minneapolis-St. Paul is the startup, tech and innovation capital of the north, bursting with growing tech companies developing leading edge solutions that solve real-world problems. In every corner of our metro there is a hacker, […]

Graduate-to-Graduate: Mónica Renta

Mónica Renta is an Associate Marketing Manager at General Mills. Born and raised in San Juan, PR, Mónica moved to MSP from Chicago in 2016 after completing her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. We caught up with Mónica to learn how it’s going. What were you interested in working on following your academic program? […]

Graduate-to-Graduate: Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson is is Senior Director of Strategy & Planning in UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement. Originally from Fairfax, VA, Sarah moved to MSP in 2015 after receiving her MBA/MPH at the University of Michigan. We caught up with Sarah to learn how it’s going. What were you interested in working on following your academic program? I was previously working […]

Company collaboration helps interns #DiscoverMSP

Thousands of future business and community leaders descend on Minneapolis-Saint Paul every summer for internships. However, 2017 marked the start of something new. Many of our region’s largest employers teamed up through Make It. MSP. to provide an unprecedented experience for summer interns that encouraged them to think about building their careers in this region. More than 750 interns gathered […]

Inspiring future tech leaders

‘Skate to where the puck is going, not where it is.’ This well known phrase locally also applies to our economy through the future of our workforce. How might we help students foresee the jobs being created by one of the world’s most diverse and highly technical business communities here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul. In 2015, […]

Step into the experience: Northern Spark 2017

For the past seven years, thousands of people have enjoyed Northern Spark. The all-night arts festival lights up the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul with innovative installations, performances, and visual arts projects. The seven participating neighborhoods along Metro Transit’s Green Line each bring their own approach to the challenge of addressing perceptions about climate […]

Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ followed by silent and live auctions, and a call to action. With over 250 attendees from 30 Public […]