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Forming Teams

The inaugural BUILD Hartford cohort has officially broken off into teams! In our second class, the students shared their results from the ‘16 Personalities’ test as well as their insights for which aspects of the BUILD Hartford program interested them. They were then provided with the ‘Clifton Strengths for Students Top 5’ test, which allowed them to discover their top five strengths based on the answers they provided.

Logan Singerman, an MPA student in the department of Public Policy at UConn, as well as the Director of Community Partnerships & Communications at SINA, described the importance of creating teams, “I have learned through my work at a community building nonprofit that the only things that last and are effective are what you build together. That’s why our process to select teams was so collaborative. Everyone had a chance to share their preferences and vote on what criteria we should use for choosing teams. As a group we recognized that people work the best on things they are passionate about. Teams were selected based on people‘s preferences while also trying to balance out different personality types. We all had taken the Myers Briggs assessment and saw the value in having balanced teams.”

Stay tuned for the team highlights coming soon!


The Launch of BUILD Hartford

Today we officially launched BUILD Hartford! During this semester long course, students will work to develop their entrepreneurial skill set in customer discovery, strategic planning, and community connections.

In the beginning of the semester, students will be placed into teams as they collaborate to research potential projects based around economic, innovative, and entrepreneurial opportunities in the City of Hartford.

Follow the journey of BUILD, as the first cohort of students lay the foundation for the future of this program. We will be continually updating the community on the progress of this course through our blog, as well as our other social media platforms including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn!

If you have any questions regarding the BUILD program, please feel free to reach out to Michaela Hartl via email: Michaela.Hartl@uconn.edu