Mendoza School of Business

Grow Irish Week

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Grow Irish Week is one of the highlights of your Mendoza education. It happens twice annually, in mid-October and mid-March, and features immersive, off-campus learning experiences that challenge you to apply what you’ve learned in the classroom, demonstrate what you’re capable of, and create a vision for your future.

Grow personally and professionally through hands-on experiences

Grow your circle by networking with the ND community

Grow the good in business by driving real-world impact

October 9-13, 2023

Fall Grow Irish projects afford students wide exposure to various career fields. By spring, students are ready to dive into marketing- or finance-specific projects aligned with their concentrations. Working in teams, students further refine their presentation and networking skills through thoughtfully crafted opportunities to prepare students to enter the workforce.

March 4-8, 2024

Spring Grow Irish Week provides you with an opportunity to deepen your professional experience through a more intensive and intentionally cross-functional consulting project. These projects bring together teams of students across Mendoza’s graduate degree programs in order to enhance your communication and collaboration skills in interdisciplinary and cross-functional settings.

This week was an excellent opportunity to get hands-on consulting experience and learn how to handle real case issues. Now, I feel more prepared and confident to enter the business field. Christian Hernandez, MSM '24
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On Day One of Grow Irish Week, a team of MSM students arrive at BizStarts’ headquarters in Milwaukee for their week-long consulting project.

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After meeting with organizational leadership to discuss their project goals, Team BizStarts gets to work knowing that their project outcomes will directly impact Milwaukee’s entrepreneurial community.

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In addition to their project work, Team BizStarts participated in company visits facilitated by Notre Dame alumni.

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Team BizStarts met with Baird leadership at their Milwaukee headquarters to learn more about the mission and operations of the international financial services firm.

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MSM students on Team Bruisers crunch the numbers to develop a financial model to drive business expansion for Bruisers’ Auto Care.

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Team Bruisers gets an inside look at Bruiser’s operations by touring partner facilities in Chicago.

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In addition to their project work, Team Bruisers toured the Google offices in Chicago.

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Grow Irish gives students incredible real-world opportunities as they discern a meaningful career path for their futures.


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