The practicum is a capstone course for students in Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley's master's degree programs. Practicums offer an educational opportunity for students to work for corporate clients doing real-time work, under the guidance of faculty, to analyze problems, negotiate requirements and scope, and manage the customer relationship, in addition to solution development. The experience integrates all of a student's previous coursework.
Benefits of Practicum Sponsorship
Sponsoring a practicum allows your company to engage our students to help examine and solve problems. Your organization should identify a problem with an engineering or business solution and select team members to function as the “client” for a student team. Start-up companies may find the practicum to be a particularly useful and unique method for solving their business and software problems in a timely manner by utilizing student resources to augment a start-up staff.
Learn more about becoming a practicum sponsor or contact our practicum advisors: