Notre Dame’s unique partnership with CapSource showcases the promise of experiential learning through an intensive, immersive one-week real-world project for students in the field.
New York, NY, April 25th, 2019 — Most students head to the beach for spring break. This year, more than 160 students in the University of Notre Dame’s graduate business program had a different agenda. They participated in Interterm, a one-credit course offered March 4-7 that sent students to over 10 major cities around the country to work with diverse corporate partners on real-world challenges.
Notre Dame’s business students joined teams on 41 projects, ranging from marketing and operations to talent management and financial planning. A total of 34 high-growth companies, nonprofits, and social impact ventures signed on as partners. The program worked with New York-based educational company CapSource to coordinate many of the projects.
One MBA team traveled to the Sunset Strip in Hollywood to develop a marketing strategy for a celebrity app, rubbing shoulders with major stars along the way. Another team worked with Youth INC, a unique venture philanthropy model that empowers, develops, and educates 70+ youth-centered non-profits in New York City that needed help with on-boarding and training materials for their new board members. The MBA student consultants gained valuable skills while delivering real outcomes for their host companies, taking away first-hand knowledge of the inner workings of dealmaking and relationship building.
“Our students are eager to engage in activities that put their learning and experiences to immediate use in helping solve real and timely business challenges,” said Alice Obermiller, Associate Director for Experiential Learning at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.
CapSource Education, a leader in experiential learning projects, used its extensive corporate network and specialized project design expertise to bring together 18 companies to host Notre Dame’s renowned Interterm project this spring.
“There’s a universe of learning that exists outside of the classroom walls,” said CapSource Education founder Jordan Levy. “We’re able to connect students with top companies through exciting, hands-on project-based experiential learning engagements that are impactful for both the companies and students participating. We feel very fortunate to be in a position to open doors for students at Notre Dame and 30 other schools in a very meaningful way.”
ABOUT CAPSOURCE EDUCATION
CapSource Education LLC (http://capsource.io) helps leading higher-ed programs bridge the skills gap through experiential learning. CapSource’s exclusive network connects top companies with school faculty and administrators interested in using special hands-on projects to expose their students to real-world challenges where they can gain reference worthy work experience and develop critical 21st century business skills.
ABOUT THE MENDOZA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame is a premier Catholic business school that seeks to foster academic excellence, professional effectiveness, and personal accountability in a context that strives to be faithful to the ideals of community, human development, and individual integrity. More information can be found at https://mendoza.nd.edu/