Students in the Information Systems Consulting Project course collaborate with community-based organizations to develop useful information system solutions to meet real management needs. Real world client partnerships are an important part of the program's educational mission, giving students and project sponsors a significant opportunity to work together towards a common goal. Typically, our project partners represent non-profit or charitable organizations, often engaged in missions that benefit the community in significant ways.
Student Consultants work, as a team, with community partners throughout the semester to identify, plan, and implement ways in which technology can help the organization better fulfill its mission. Teams act as consultants working 'with' and not 'for' their project clients. At the completion of the project, each team must provide a sustainable solution that fits the client's objectives, organization constraints and capabilities.
There is no fee to participate, but organizations must invest significant time and effort during the semester-long partnership to achieve sustainable technology improvements.
Please start by submitting your community partner application form. We will follow up by email and/or phone. All organizations are considered, though preference is given to organizations providing services to a low-income community or a community at risk for falling into the "digital divide".