Are you ready to make an impact?
Combine the power of design thinking with agile teamwork to produce real-world outcomes you can share with potential employers.
Bessel Origin program
Transforms team members to thrive on day 1
9 valuable benefits to participants
Build your resume by working on a real-world project
Create a portfolio of your work
Learn how to successfully work on a professional team
Get coaching from an experienced mentor
Learn from accomplished program staff
Earn digital badges for your professional profile: Bessel Origin digital badges in Human Centered Design, Scrum / Agile program delivery, Communication, Ethics Guided Design™, and Professionalism
Develop specific expertise in an area of personal interest
Get career development advice
Build your network and join the Bessel Origin community
What people are saying
I learned how to work in a team atmosphere where everyone not only respects the person they are working next to, but cares for their well-being.
Chris Danek, PHD, MBA
Creator and Director, Bessel Origin Program
Chris has spent the past 25 years building successful medical device companies. He has refined Bessel Origin through years of partnership with teams at Santa Clara University, Catholic University in Washington, D.C., and The University of Texas at El Paso.
Chris is an engineer, entrepreneur, and teacher. He studied design thinking and new product and process development while earning his PhD from Stanford University, has an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and is an award-winning social innovation teacher. He has partnered with leading universities around the country to advise students on making an impact at work.
During COVID-19, we have taught the Bessel Origin program to 20 remote teams at universities around the country. Now, we’re ready to offer the program to anyone who wants to level up their career, add real-world work experience to their resume, and prepare to thrive professionally.
Learn more about us at www.Bessel.co