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Real World Learning

Learning in the MTM program doesn’t only happen in the classroom. We’ve designed an integrated learning experience where concepts and skills covered in class are reinforced and demonstrated in real tech companies. Here is a sampling of activities we’ve designed to help you catapult your career as a leader of a tech venture:

New Venture Competition is the premier entrepreneurial startup event on the Central and South Coast. It attracts Venture Capitalists from Silicon Valley to San Diego. Started nearly two decades ago, this competition is a rallying point for investors, mentors, and of course students who want to expose their hard work and get rigorous feedback on the investment-worthy and marketability of their startup business idea.

Company Visits to technology ventures to see first-hand where your next career position may be.  We arrange special introductions, engagement with executives, and tours of technology ventures to help your next job discernment. Company visits this past year included Medtronic, Counsyl, Spire, DirectRelieft, SpaceX, and Amgen.

Executive Brown Bag Lunches are held on Tuesday or Thursdays throughout the year with local or visiting executives and entrepreneurs lending their time and sharing their experience with MTM students.

Thursday Afternoon Hangouts with faculty, mentors, friends of the program is one of the least programmed, yet content rich times where students take advantage of a relaxed atmosphere to get to know faculty, local business leaders, and each other over some heavy hors d’oeurves with libations.