Najim Strategist

As a Najim Strategist, you will utilize the core principles of our project-based learning approach.

What is Project-Based Learning?

Project-Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging, and complex question, problem, or challenge.

At the Najim Center, we make project-based learning come alive!

Our focus:

  • Providing students with opportunities to work on REAL WORLD issues that both domestic and global organizations are facing.
  • Helping startups, corporations and nonprofits identify innovative ways to solve their issues by way of project management.

What's in it for You?

  • Work collaboratively (diverse team of students across disciplines, faculty, and businesses from all types of industries)
  • Solve Problems (learning from failure and possibly having to start over) 
  • Be Creative (innovative, out of the box) 
  • Think Critically (analyzing and evaluating of the issue)
  • Manage Projects (time management and priority of task) 
  • Get Curious (Ask questions) 
  • Become Empowered (take ownership, reflect on and give back)
Two students working on a project together

Innovate Solutions and Gain Competitive Skills

You will act as a paid consultant for local corporations, nonprofits, and startups, utilizing your project management expertise to develop innovative solutions for their unique challenges. The Strategist program will equip you with valuable transferable skills and provide hands-on experience, making you a more competitive candidate in the job market!

Important Dates (Attendance is MANDATORY)

September 13th, 2024 Najim Ecosystem Retreat | 8am -  5pm (Orientation)
September 24th, 2024 Partner Kick-Off |12 pm -1 pm (At partner locations)
October 4th, 2024 Najim Ecosystem Summit |10am - 3pm
October 31st, 2024 Presentation Run Through 1 | 2-4pm (Time Slots)
November 7th, 2024 Presentation Run Through 2 | 2-4pm (Time Slots)
November 13th, 2024 - Final Presentation | 9-12pm

Past Partners

  • Geekdom
  • Community First Healthplans
  • Innovate
  • Peace of Cake
  • Community First Health Plans
  • Betty's co.
  • Boozy's Creamery & Craft
  • Eat Drink Local
  • The Entrepreneurial World
  • Union Pacific
  • The Chef Kaius Experience
  • Thrive Youth Center
  • Pathways Home Education
  • Localism
  • Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Nourish'd Seeds, LLC
  • The Pearl
  • Alameda Theatre
  • Community First Health Plans
  • Innovate
  • Pinetree Solar
  • Area Real Estate
  • Patent Systems
  • The Good News Burger
  • The Entrepreneurial World
  • UTSA History Department
  • Kleese College of Engineering and Integrated Design
  • Wellmed
  • Secure SA
  • Greater SATX
  • Pinetree Solar
  • Patent Systems