PACE -- Practical Application for Careers and Enterprises

Willamette MBA alumni often cite PACE as one of the most transformational aspects of their MBA experience. PACE is a hands-on, minds-on experience in which teams of students actively apply what they are learning to real organizations and real careers. Through PACE activities, students move beyond case studies and projects to working with real colleagues, real clients, real projects and real challenges -- plus the decisions, frustrations and results that come with them. 

PACE helps students quickly build new real-world professional experience, add value to a client organization, lead and succeed in multi-cultural teams, analyze organizational issues, communicate and make effective presentations -- all while contributing to the community by enhancing the operations of their client service organization.