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MBV SJU 2018 – Day 5 – Campers to Company Commanders

“Pure logical thinking cannot yield us any knowledge of the empirical world; all knowledge of reality starts from experience and ends in it.” – Albert Einstein. How true is this concept? This idea originates from the belief that people can only truly understand something through experiential learning. MBV has designed a weeklong project that prompts students […]

MBV SJU 2018 – Day 4 – Real World Readiness

Elementary school should prepare a student for middle school, middle should prepare students for high school, and high school should empower young adults with skills to flourish in the “real world”. However, less than half of students leave high school feeling confident about their skills to handle everyday responsibilities. BestPrep has been equipping students across […]

MBV SJU 2018 – Day 3 – Fluent in Finance

When 200+ campers were asked to show hands if they haven’t ever received any formal education on financial literacy, nearly everyone’s hand shot up. Evidently, there is a serious deficiency in finance education. BestPrep ensures that students leave knowing how to budget, save and invest. Nate Dungan, a past financial advisor, entrepreneur and author came […]

MBV SJU 2018 – Day 2 – Nothing But Net(Working)

“Personal relationships are always the key to good business. You can buy networking; you can’t buy friendships.” –Lindsay Fox. We started out the morning in the auditorium and separated students into their respective small groups. Then the resident business leaders came around to each individual group every five minutes and answered questions about their career. […]

MBV SJU 2018 – Day 1

July 22nd. Hours of preparation and 173 volunteers have gone into making this day and the succeeding week possible. The kick off could not have gone any better. Some campers walked off their buses looking meek and unsure, but after the lively greeting from the BestPrep staff and CEO student leaders, they waltzed through registration […]

SCSU 2018: Day 5 – Game Day

Campers woke up with jitters knowing that today was the day they had been preparing for all week. However, Jeff Munneke, the Vice President of Fan Experience with the Minnesota Timberwolves was able to calm their nerves by speaking about the importance of building healthy relationships. By saying “be interested rather than interesting,” Jeff stressed the […]

SCSU 2018: Day 4 – Operation Preparation

Students woke up this morning, not to hear the weather, but from former KARE11 meteorologist Jerrid Sebesta who now works for Taatjes Financial Group. He shared his experiences and his financial values. He explained that you can either live a safe life by following the norms or you can live a little on the edge and […]

SCSU 2018: Day 3 – Practice (Interviews) Makes Perfect

Today marked the third day for students at camp. After breakfast and a quick company meeting, the students and staff listened to Michael Keller’s speech on “Your Personal Brand.” Michael Keller is the CEO & President of Pearson Candy Company and former CMO of Dairy Queen, and knows quit a bit about branding. He described […]