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2013

Erick Klix

"During Knacktive, I was able to apply what I knew in a real world situation."

Erick Klix


Ryan Taylor

"Knacktive is an excellent opportunity to actively apply communication, organizational, creative, and role-specific skills beyond the high-level scenarios and case studies of traditional coursework."

Ryan Taylor


Alex Reid

"Knacktive is a truly fantastic experience. What it gives not only shapes our present mind, but it reinforces past lessons and builds future opportunities. It is a class that I will always remember."

Alex Reid

Lauren Hansen

"Knacktive was the one of the most interactive class that I took at Northwest. I learned so much about the details that go into producing a marketing plan book and the various dynamics of working with a group. When I mention Knacktive during interviews, employers love hearing about the real world experience I received from this class. I would tell any fellow peer to take this class if given the opportunity."

Lauren Hansen

Melissa Peitzmeier

"Knacktive was one of the best experiences I had during my time at Northwest, it prepared me tremendously for the real world. Knacktive is definitely one of my favorite memories and class at Northwest. It was a life-learning experience!"

Melissa Peitzmeier


Neil Robinson

"Knacktive was a great opportunity to work with some of the great minds not only in my major, but other majors around campus as well. I learned way more than I could ever imagine from my team mates, and am grateful for that experience. Knacktive has been by far my favorite class at Northwest."

Neil Robinson

Philip Gruenwald

"Creating promotional tactics with my team prepared me for the non-profit marketing position I earned after graduating."

Philip Gruenwald


2012

Jenny Hoffman

"Knacktive really put the 'real world' into perspective for me and made me realize that this experience will benefit me in the long-run. I am better prepared for graduation and obtaining a full-time job in my field. Not only did Knacktive give me the experience and opportunity verify that I am in the right major, but also gave me the opportunity to prove to myself that I have learned a lot from my time at Northwest by having to teach others about my field of expertise."

Jenny Hoffman

Ian Stanek

"In Knacktive, you have to work on a team, and if you’re not talking to each other, nothing’s going to get done. It’s a huge lesson in communication, which a lot of companies are looking for."

Ian Stanek

Darcy Epstein

"Knacktive was a great way  to gain experience in my dream career. Through the project, I found that project management is something I am passionate about and the right path for my future."

Darcy Epstein

Chayse Barr

"I am so glad I was pushed to join Knacktive last semester, I didn't truly realize how much it really prepared us, I know what to expect at an agency, the process isn't completely new to me like it is for some others, and the experiences I had are definitely going to benefit me in the future!"

Chayse Barr

Caroline Bowlin

"Knacktive helped me to understand what it really was like working as a project team. We had to learn how to work with people from lots of different disciplines. It also helped me learn how to work under pressure and to really get creative about how to do business with different companies under different constraints."

Caroline Bowlin

Jason Orndoff

"Knacktive is a truly eye opening. It takes the knowledge learned in class and puts it to use in a real situation."

Jason Orndoff

2011

Elise Jones

"Knacktive has presented many opportunities for me including an internship at the leading digital marketing agency VML. It was a great experience."

Elise Jones

Robert O'Doherty

"Through Knacktive, you have the chance to work with real world clients, you are responsible for real deadlines and you get to work with a variety of fresh talent from other departments. Anyone interested in working in an agency one day would be crazy to pass this opportunity up."

Robert O'Doherty

Dylan Parlor

"As a college graduate you need something that will set you apart from others. Knacktive has that capability. Every potential employer has asked me about Knacktive in some way during my interviews since the course ended. They are amazed that someone so young had the opportunity to work on a marketing campaign for a nationally recognized company. Knacktive can only help you in your future goals by preparing you for what is to come after college."

Dylan Parlor

Tyler Ramaekers

"Being a part of a Knacktive team gave me the opportunity to go out with a bang my senior year. The connections I made and the real-life experience gave me the drive and confidence to merge directly into a competitive field...fast."

Tyler Ramaekers

Ian Stanek

"My Knacktive experience allowed me to increase my portfolio, grow my skill set, and to increase my abilities as a leader and team member all while having great faculty around to support us!"

Ian Stanek

Keri Stoner

"My knack is writing. I enjoy the creativity that writing expresses. With writing any situation can come alive through an array of words. It is a way to analyze any aspect of a given situation logically and creatively while still providing a tangible result."

Keri Stoner