Corporate and Community Partners

Involvement Opportunities for our Corporate and Community Partners

  1. Students in ClassroomThe supply of high quality consulting assignments: Participating organizations supply fully scoped high impact projects and supporting data, which the organization needs resolved but cannot undertake currently. WCOB: Provides a qualified student team deeply grounded in the underpinning business theories, and faculty mentors selected for their expertise in the project area.

  2. Corporate and community partners: Management contact person willing to meet with students throughout the semester as needed (manager/student contact should be at least six times per semester). Meetings may be via audiovisual technology such as Skype, WebEx, etc. WCOB partner: At least one faculty advisor per student team, the problem-based learning lab director and outside subject matter experts.

  3. Subject matter experts (SMEs) or practitioners on consulting projects: SMEs would be required to make themselves available to supervise WCOB students on consulting projects. 

Benefits for the Corporate and Community Partners

  1. Students and Teacher in ClassroomA chance for the organization to get high-quality, cost-effective business solutions for business problems through a network of otherwise costly industry experts.

  2. First opportunity to hire from the WCOB PBL program given the organization’s first-hand experience working with WCOB students.

  3. The PBL program allows businesses to focus on their key priorities while outsourcing complex back-office analytics and project work.

  4. An increased profile of the organization within the local community (Fairfield County).

  5. Ensures quality advice from faculty advisors with significant consulting/business experience.

  6. Offers dedicated analytical review on key strategic issues.

How to Become a Corporate Partner

Learn more about the recommended requirements for participation.


Click here to see a list of current PBL projects