Conjunction Junction

19 Feb

NCSU_MGIM_logo_v1aNorth Carolina State University’s Masters of Global Innovation Management (MGIM) program holds a special place in my heart. Absorbed in a swirl of color, space and copy, my self-portrait as a post-undergrad graphic designer was jauntily painted. But my love of design and creative messaging was dwarfed by a fascination with innovation. Rather than developing advertisements convincing others to purchase, I slowly realized that I wanted to help create the next generation of products and services for the end user to experience. For me, the MIGM program was a platform to break through into the world of innovation and accelerate my career by landing me with a Business Analyst position at Kalypso.

The MGIM program also provided lifelong friendships with a unique group of characters that believed in the power of creativity and innovation – this is one of the many junctions where the values of MGIM and Kalypso collide. For a firm like Kalypso, such a conjunction of values and talent in one place is hard to ignore. This is the motivation behind Kalypso’s MGIM Innovators Scholarship initiative and our desire to start conversations with soon-to-be graduates of the MGIM program.

I am excited to announce that this year, Kalypso is expanding our second annual MGIM Innovators Scholarship to include an additional two thousand dollar award. It is our hope to continue grow the support and partnership between what we believe is an outstanding graduate program and Kalypso—the worlds premiere innovation consulting firm.

The Kalypso MGIM Innovators Scholarship application can be found on the Stelos Alliance’s website here.

The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.

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SeanKlein2012_viewpoint_jpg-120x150Sean Klein is a senior consultant at Kalypso. He holds a Master of Global Innovation Management degree from North Carolina State University and Université Paul Cézanne. Sean also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from University of North Carolina at Wilmington. At Kalypso, Sean arms clients with the capability to consistently measure, manufacture and drive profitable ideas into the marketplace. He also has an extensive Lego collection.
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