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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.
Do you want meaningful work experience and hands-on project learning in a small team? Interactive workshops to build your toolkit?
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Bessel Origin program

Transforms team members to thrive on day 1




design thinking



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

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What people are saying

The focus on human centered design and product-market fit encouraged well thought out ideas relevant to user needs. I became familiar and comfortable with a fast-paced, Agile environment.


Andrew de Nooyer,

Application Developer

Program grad

Hiring Catherine S. is one of the best moves we have made. Our clients have raved about her teamwork and ability to deliver in a dynamic environment. 



Bob Kavetsky, CEO

Energetics Technology Center


I continue to apply the strategic skill sets I have developed from this course to inspire innovation motivated by service to humanity —bringing new ideas to life with an entrepreneurial spirit.


Kebebe Olenja, Process Development Engineer

Program grad

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.

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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.

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I can't wait to see your amazing progress, and hope you will join us.

I look forward to working with you!

Our excellent program staff is made up of mentors who are experienced professionals, program graduates, and industry-leading experts who teach our masterclass seminars.  
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