20-Minute Mentors

How Can I Develop Opportunity-minded Learners?

This 20-Minute Mentor assists instructors in best preparing their students for a meaningful career post-graduation through implementation of numerous methods that foster skills of opportunity-identification and huntfulness.


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How Can I Develop Opportunity-minded Learners?

It’s essential that students begin to think about value creation before graduating. When students graduate, they will ultimately be creating value for somebody in their careers. How can instructors best prepare these students for a meaningful career beyond skill-based content?

This 20-Minute Mentor provides instructors the tools to create or alter student assignments and activities to foster the skills of opportunity-identification and “huntfulness, ultimately leading to the ever-important value creation for their students.

Learning Goals

After viewing this Magna 20-Minute Mentor, participants will be able to:

  • Define “huntfulness”
  • Utilize three methods to foster the habit of “huntfulness” in student assignments or activities
  • Recognize customer-focused problem-based learning and how a messy problem statement including, “easter eggs”, will develop opportunity-minded learners
  • Understand the pitfalls to avoid when creating opportunity-minded learners

Topics Covered

  • Assigning customer-focused problem-based learning incorporating a “messy” story with hidden “easter eggs”
  • Classroom examples to foster “huntfulness”
  • Strategies to develop “huntfulness” including finding gaps, identifying trends, and searching for pain points
  • What to avoid when creating opportunity-minded assignments and activities


This program will benefit:

  • Professors
  • Instructors


Product Code: PM21EA

Campus Access License

With the purchase of the optional Campus Access License, registrants are granted a license to download the program contents to a password-protected network, server, or website for additional staff use. You will receive information on downloading the contents of the program within 3-5 business days after payment has been received by Magna.

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*On-demand access begins on date of purchase.

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, you may cancel the order within 30 days of purchase and receive a full refund.