Shared Experiences Across the Network

Written by Erica Land, Tim Luecke and Weston Broadbent

From February 21-24, 2023, students from Wasatch CAPS (Heber, Utah) traveled across the country to St. Louis, MO for cross network shared experiences. The trip had four primary objectives: (1) to network with other students, (2) to understand more about business (all students were part of the business course), (3) to visit historical and important sites, and (4) to be exposed to a new culture.

Wasatch CAPS students shared experiences and networked with four (4) business & entrepreneurial student associate groups in the St. Louis metro area. On Wednesday, Feb. 21 the group began our day with the Parkway SPARK! and Webster Groves Thrive Entrepreneurship Incubator. They heard from guest speaker & entrepreneur Bobby Faye and then networked with both student groups. Later that day we networked with associates from St. Charles County CAPS and, for the first time ever, experienced what you’re required to do during a tornado warning. On Thursday, Feb. 22 the Wasatch CAPS group connected with St. Louis CAPS associates for a joint service project at the St. Louis Area Foodbank and then enjoyed a networking lunch.

The trip also included business tours ranging from manufacturing to restaurants to knitting. The students visited the Gateway Arch National Park, watched an NHL Blues game, explored the City Museum, and rode scooters around Forest Park. The students tried new foods and restaurants which were outstanding!

Hear from the Students

Liza Burgos of St. Charles County CAPS truly enjoyed the chance to connect with the Wasatch CAPS students, “I loved getting the opportunity to meet another amazing program in the CAPS Network. The Wasatch CAPS associates from Utah were such a fun group to talk with and I loved getting to hear all about their program in comparison to ours! Their instructors were awesome too, and had many great pieces of advice that are applicable to both business and our personal lives.”

Ryan Blank of St. Louis CAPS shared his reflections on his time connecting with the Wasatch CAPS group, “The students of the Wasatch CAPS program were great. They genuinely wanted to know more about life as part of STL CAPS as well as our day to day life in St. Louis. I enjoyed learning more about what they do at their CAPS program and in their day to day life in the Wasatch (UT) area.”

These shared experiences all started at CAPS Summer Huddle! Be sure to register here for your big collaboration opportunity.