Course Title

UMD Consult Your Community (CYC) – Spring 2020 Consulting Engagement

Collaboration Overview

CYC is conducting its Spring 2020 engagements which consist of student groups from UMD that will consult for your company! CYC is looking for companies willing to give students an opportunity to work on strategic areas of your firm. Students will spend roughly 100 hours over a 12 week period to help your company uncover recommendations and areas of opportunity. Student groups will hold presentations on Monday May 11, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park campus. Host companies are encouraged to attend and participate!

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Engagement Format: Capstone

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.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • January 1, 2020

    Last date for companies to express interest and finalize the Statement of Work (SOW)

  • February 17, 2020

    Project Kickoff: CYC teams will contact Host Companies to schedule a kickoff meeting

  • March 9, 2020

    Industry Presentation: Student groups to present

  • April 6, 2020

    Mid-Semester Deliverable Presentations: Student groups to present

  • May 11, 2020

    Engagement End / Final Deliverable Presentations: Student groups will present their final deliverable’s, Host Companies have been invited to this event at the University of Maryland College Park.


Project Inspiration

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Account Management

Process Overview / Mapping
Software Suite Recommendations
Process Optimization

Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations

Customer Service

New Business Opportunity Assessment
New Product/Service Development
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Data Management

Data Scrubbing & Reorganization
Data Synthesis & Visualization
KPI Design Visualization

Growth Strategy

Business Opportunity Research
Prospecting New Relationships
Designing & Scaling Processes

International Affairs

Expansion Planning
Cultural Assessment
Strategic Entry

Legal, Regulatory, Compliance

Impending Regulation Assessment
Legal Documents & Legal Structure Audit
Prospecting Legal Firms


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Mergers & Acquisitions

Prospecting Acquirer Targets
Establishing & Validating Valuations
Researching Potential Acquisitions


Process Design Review
Scalability Assessment
Inter-Departmental Efficiency Assessment

Org Culture, D&I

Diversity Assessments
Inclusion Protocols
Training & Development

PR & Communications

PR Strategy Consulting
Communications Planning
Messaging & Tone Advancement

Product Design & Development

User Testing/Interviewing
Requirements Planning
Product Development/Extension

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Sourcing & Distribution Analysis
Inventory Management
Distribution Optimization

Quality Control

Process Mapping & Checking
Document Validity Verification
Data and Fact Checking

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Growth Analysis
Valuations Assessment
Financial Performance Analysis​

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Software Design & Development

MVP Design & User Testing
Systems Integration
Technology Roadmap Planning

Talent Management

Talent Competency Mapping
Training & Development Curriculum Design
Talent Satisfaction Assessments

Academic Mentors

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Academic Program Details

SchoolUniversity Of Maryland
CourseUMD Consult Your Community (CYC) – Spring 2020 Consulting Engagement
Graduate / UndergraduateN/A
Students EnrolledN/A
Student Time Commitment1-3 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*N/A

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Accounting & Legal
Requested Company Size
  • Pre-Revenue Startup
Duration13 weeks (02/17/2020 - 05/11/2020)
Company Time Commitment3-5 Hours per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1


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