Capstone – Project Charter

Industry Benchmarking Analysis

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Engagement Synopsis

This multifaceted project will explore potential future retail opportunities using this model, dive into cost/benefit analysis of the approach and look further into marketing strategies to maximize local audiences and foot traffic at our current locations on the Upper East Side (Manhattan) and Williamsburg (Brooklyn). The project will culminate in the initiation of a new advertising campaign, digital and print.   Students will hear about our business and emphasis on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. By leveraging our audience and the opportunity for exposure, they will build out a map of potential areas of interest for expansion while accessing a network they will have access to beyond the project. Students who enroll in this course will:
  • Become familiar with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through engaging stakeholders and collaborators in our retail and event spaces across New York City. 
  • Understand nuances of developing relationships with key real estate companies and landlords and leveraging our network to benefit their marketing of the space. 
  • Engage with industry executives in fashion and retail. 
  • Prior background/interest in retail, fashion, and/or real estate is highly recommended.
  • Tools for use in this exercise: Microsoft Suite, Adobe Suite, Google Drive 
  • It would be helpful if participants have a rudimentary understanding of Instagram business profiles.
PLEASE NOTE: Participants will be required to sign a non-disclosure project agreement regarding the handling of confidential information and intellectual property. Logistics: This “Interterm” Immersion will be based in Brooklyn, NY. Students will need to secure transportation and lodging on their own. Additional details on travel can be found under “Travel Reimbursement Details” at the front of this document. 

Company Information

CompanyQuerencia Studio
HQNew York
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Querencia Studio was established to consider the creative, collaborative and communicative opportunities in fashion and beyond to lead to a more exciting and just future. The company's collaborative division, Q Agency, and the ambassadorship program, Q Global, allow Querencia Studio to reach a broader and more diverse community. Who, what, where, why and how are all considered in the creative and production process. Querencia Studio is collaborative by nature and the company's network crosses through the most important industries and sectors that, together, can help bridge fashion and sustainability. Querencia is a metaphysical concept, an idea, that within us all, and within the natural and supernatural worlds, we have a safe place, a haven. By bringing together the scientific and creative communities, Querencia Studio is facilitating a dialogue on the future of fashion.

Company Supervising Team

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in small groups of 2-6 directly with faculty and host company project champions on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
ProgramCollege of Business
Course2019 SPRING – MBA Interterm (IMPACT)
Students Enrolled120 Enrolled, 4-5 per group per project
Meeting Day & Time3/2 - 3/5/2019 on-site at host company
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration4 days (03/02/2019 - 03/05/2019)
Departments InvolvedCorporate Social Responsibility
Data Management
Growth Strategy
Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain
Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
Research & Development
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Collaboration Timeline

  • October 30, 2019

    Collaboration request published. Companies may express interest in participating.

  • January 2, 2020

    School faculty will begin interviewing interested companies and discuss project ideas.

  • February 2, 2020

    Final date for companies to express interest in participating.

  • February 17, 2020

    School faculty and project champion finalize project charter, legal documents, and background materials.

  • March 2, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • March 5, 2020

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Key Milestones & Project Process