Tag Archives: Career Skills

Build your resume this summer; only 50 spots remain for Minnesota Business Venture

Students, apply today to claim your spot at BestPrep’s week-long summer camp program, Minnesota Business Venture (MBV)! This is perfect summer opportunity for students in grades 9-12 seeking career direction, planning on starting a business, or interested in meeting people. MBV looks great on resumes and college applications. Students gain teamwork, leadership, career, and communication skills.

Applications are still being accepted for

Volunteer with high school students this summer

Not in high school, but want to come back to camp? Volunteer this summer!

Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) offers short term term volunteer opportunities where you can positively influence the lives of many students. MBV introduces students who are dreaming of starting their own business, searching for career direction, heading for college, or just eager to enter the workforce to new skills and career choices. MBV is an opportunity for engaged students to meet and work with business professionals

Kaitz’s Corner: Motivation and persistence are key to student success

A message from Bob Kaitz, BestPrep CEO & President:

A few months ago, Kent Pekel, President and CEO of Search Institute®, presented to the BestPrep Board of Directors. For more than 30 years, Search Institute® has been a leader and partner for organizations around the world in discovering what kids need to succeed. Dr. Pekel indicated that research consistently shows that motivation and persistence are the keys to student achievement and success.

From camper to intern, seeing MBV from every perspective

Do you know what it takes to run a summer camp? That’s exactly what I learned this summer. My name is Kallie Nichols and I will be a sophomore at San Diego State University this year studying Communications. This summer, I was given the opportunity to be the Minnesota Business Venture (MBV) Summer Intern. I […]

Today is the Day: Business Plan Presentations

Students woke up this morning nervous and excited about presenting their business plans to the venture capitalists. After a short company meeting, students attended a Shareholders Address by Joe Keeley, founder of College Nannies and Tutors. Keeley talked to the students about entrepreneurship and how he started his company in college. Keeley gave advice on […]

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know at MBV

Students learned the importance of networking this morning during their speed networking activity. Students from other schools met each other outside the auditorium and talked about different topics. Some discussion points were the best advice they had ever been given, if they had ever held a leadership role, and if they knew anyone who worked […]