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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


In addition to the Lazaridis EMTM’s unique curriculum design, our program distinguishes itself by providing a week-long residency in the Silicon Valley, California. Your tuition covers your meals, accommodations and airfare to and from San Francisco for five days in February.

You will attend classes at two of the most prestigious universities in the United States – UC Berkeley and Stanford University. Instruction will be delivered by some of the world’s top academics in the fields of:

  • Design and Systems Thinking
  • Design Insights
  • Systems Mapping and Idea Generation
  • Business Model Generation
  • Storytelling for the User Experience

Visit the World's Leading Tech Companies

Beyond the campuses of Berkeley and Stanford, you will also be learning at several on-site locations throughout the Silicon Valley. These visits will be your opportunity to engage with some of the top people in the tech community and learn first-hand about the solutions being embraced by some of the world’s leading companies.

While the companies and locations we visit are updated for each residency, previous out-of-class destinations have included:

  • Google
  • Ford Greenfield Labs
  • Autodesk
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit
  • Stanford d.school

Join Us in California

If you’d like to learn more about the Silicon Valley Residency, you can read about the experiences of the inaugural residency cohort:

If you’re ready to take the next step in your career and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the home of the tech revolution, introduce yourself through the pre-application assessment form or contact us directly.

Images from around San Francisco

First-Hand Experience

“After a week of residency at Berkeley and Stanford, I can share with you that this experience has met and surpassed my goals. Within the week, we were exposed to the latest thinking in the discipline of innovation. I believe, fundamentally, the idea of human centric, design centered thinking will be the foundation of leadership going forward.”

– Dean Pacey, EMTM ’19


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