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Project Synopsis

In the last year, Practice Makes Perfect has entered the year-round student support services market (i.e. Saturday Academy programs, After school enrichment programs, Intensive Tutoring during the day and after school, push-ins and pull-outs, etc.) and is interested in learning about others who are in the space to best position its services and maximize the opportunity. The ideal outcome of the project would be to provide PMP with a strong and differentiated go-to-market strategy to propel the organization’s long-term success. Students who enroll in this course will:
  • Describe how a social enterprise navigates city bureaucracy to serve low-income students and families.
  • Analyze the internal and external forces that influence the triple bottom line for a small education company.
  • Experience the inner-workings of low-income public schools across some of NYC’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
  • Create a marketing strategy for an education company working with some of the U.S.’ most vulnerable populations. 
Prerequisites: This opportunity would be most ideal for students interested in learning more about educational programming geared for low income families. Students should have taken an intro marketing and accounting class. Marketing and finance concentrations preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required. 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 New York, 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. 

Project Topics

Corporate Social Responsibility

Growth Strategy



Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Research & Development

Sales & Business Development

Company Information

CompanyPractice Makes Perfect
HQNew York
StageHigh-Growth Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Practice Makes Perfect is a benefit corporation that partners with low-income k-12 schools to help students reach proficiency in Math and Reading.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolUniversity of Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business
Engagement FormatCapstone - Small Team Consulting Project - Students work in consulting teams of 3-5 directly with faculty and client liaisons on developing real solutions to real-world challenges.
Students EnrolledN/A
Meeting Day & TimeN/A
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Program Timeline

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Industry Mentors

Company Admin


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Academic Mentors


Alice Obermiller

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