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Briefcase opens to all Rockhurst students, adds three other schools

Kansas City March 6, 2014 by Megan Bannister

In October, Kansas City-based Briefcase teamed up with Rockhurst University's Helzberg School of Management graduate students to take part in its capstone class.

Now the startup—a recent grad from SparkLabKC's inaugural accelerator class—is taking that partnership one step further to help all of Rockhurst's students search for internships, part-time and full-time positions in real-time.  

The university also has a personal tie to the startup—Briefcase's COO Caleb Phillippi is a Rockhurst alum. 

“As a SparkLabKC collaborator, Rockhurst wove the Briefcase project into one of its MBA capstone courses,” Phillippi said. “This provided students with the experience of working with a startup, allowing them to be part of the process—the challenges and the triumphs.

After Rockhurst's initial group of students, Briefcase has seen nearly 25 percent of the university's graduate students create profiles on the platform. 

In February, three other universities gained access to Briefcase as well, including the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Park University.

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