#MakeItMSP Blog

Welcome! In this space we want to create a destination for people from Minneapolis-Saint Paul, whether you’re a newcomer, life-long resident or interested in making a move here, we’re hoping to show you all of the great things happening in our home. We’ll dive into the latest happenings in our joint initiative and throughout the region.

Dessert & Discussion

Popular opinion is that men don’t want to talk about relationships and women don’t really know what they want. Yet, at Dessert & Discussion that’s certainly not the truth! Some of the finest men in the MSP region give women a glimpse into the mind and hearts of men....

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Connecting top MSP talent and employers

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to some of the most talented young people in the world. And every year thousands of these hard-working individuals go above and beyond to complete amazing youth employment programs that help prepare students for future success. In fact,...

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Community built for women, by women

A recent study by the Rockefeller Foundation found that 90% of women surveyed don’t feel confident asking for sponsors, mentors, a career path plan, a new role or position, pursuing job opportunities beyond their experience, or requesting a promotion or raise. It’s no...

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MSP HELLO Year in Review | 2017

The team at MSP HELLO, a project to welcome and onboard newcomers to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region, has accomplished epic levels of connectedness in 2017. Like other projects of the Make It. MSP. initiative, MSP HELLO provides space for amazing partners to work...

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Benchmark talent attraction and retention in MSP

Seeking insight from MSP talent leaders Attracting and retaining top talent continues to be top of mind for employers of all sizes in all sectors. Here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul (MSP) we boast an incredible workforce that fuels our growth. But we also face major...

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Working to attract or retain talent? You Make It. MSP.

If you’re working to attract, retain, or elevate talented people at your organization you know it’s a team sport. From strong leadership to committed peers, you need to work together and rely on others to succeed. We believe attracting and retaining people to a...

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Getting Women Back to Work

When women leave careers for an extended period of time, some of them get stalled on corporate off-ramps. A Boston-based company is expanding to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region to help local women rejoin the work world in key business roles. I founded reacHIRE in...

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Graduate-to-Graduate: Jenny Djupedal

Jenny Djupedal is an Associate Marketing Manager at Land O'Lakes. Jenny, who grew up overseas but finished high school in Minnesota, moved to MSP in 2017 after earning her MBA from the Tuck School of  Business at Dartmouth in New Hampshire. We caught up with her to...

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Win A Free Flight to Twin Cities Startup Week

Showcasing the best from the Startup Capital of the North, October 9 - 15 What is Twin Cities Startup Week? Minneapolis-St. Paul is the startup, tech and innovation capital of the north, bursting with growing tech companies developing leading edge solutions that solve...

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Graduate-to-Graduate: Mónica Renta

Mónica Renta is an Associate Marketing Manager at General Mills. Born and raised in San Juan, PR, Mónica moved to MSP from Chicago in 2016 after completing her MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. We caught up with Mónica to learn how it's...

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