This engagement format is designed to help educators as they look to optimize cohort-based experiences that involve many industry partners, many industry mentors, many projects, and many teams of students.
Often used as a tool to manage capstone or senior design programs, this engagement format allows program administrators to create a consistent timeline and share resources across all projects while also allowing industry organizations and students to customize and collaborate on project-specific details within their environment. This engagement format is especially useful in consistently tracking outcomes, even if students are engaged on different projects with different organizations. As with all our engagements, you can include as many academic or industry mentors as required.
How This Project Format Can Benefit Your Students
Work on REAL issues that companies are facing in today’s marketplace. These experiences give students a glimpse into what business is like outside the classroom and can provide them with Resume-Worthy experiences.
Students who participate in a LiveCase experience will develop skills crucial for early career success. While solving real industry challenges for industry leaders they receive feedback from members of their team as well as industry mentors. Students can then self-reflect on the experience and identify areas of strength as well as areas that need improvement.
Give your students an oppoturnity to work with top industry executives as they work on a case for their company. In the LiveCase experience students are given the opportunity to meet with the industry partner executives and ask questions both about the project as well as personal.
How to Maximize Your Multi-Team, Multi Project Experience
Create your personalized Request For Proposal (RFP)
Sign-up and begin creating a customized RFP, which can be shared with industry partners. This RFP is where you define your target company, size, industry, and location as well as the project, topic, duration, and modality.
Once created you can begin sharing the RFP with your industry network or contract CapSource to recruit suitable industry partners for you from our extensive network including thousands of exciting companies. In either case, you will be informed of any companies interested in scheduling a meeting or that have submitted a proposal. You can then meet with these companies to review the proposal as well as define any key learning objectives that will be accomplished.
Select Industry Partner and Finalize Project Details
Once you select the Industry Partner that best fits your individual needs, you can then begin finalizing project details. This includes items such as program timelines as well as 360 evaluations.
These fully customizable items are essential in keeping students on track and engaged for the project’s duration. The timeline includes critical information for students such as deadlines, meeting times with industry partners, and post-project evaluation deadlines.
On-board Students and Assign Teams
Once the students are on-boarded to the platform, they will gain access to the company information that is available to them. This information provided by the company allows students to gain a more thorough background on the company and project.
Students can also view the timeline as well as upload deliverables directly on the platform. These deliverables are then available to both professors as well as the industry partners.
Review Project Deliverables, Recieve Industry Feedback, and Track Progress through Evaluations
Easily track submissions of students and provide feedback on the platform. When students submit a deliverable, it becomes available to both the professors and the industry partner under the deliverables tab.