Practicums at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley-Silicon Valley Campus - Carnegie Mellon University

Practicum Courses

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:

"Our team practicum with Kalido was a great encapsulation of the efforts from prior courses. Most important, the application of learned frameworks and formulas yielded results real-world multi-national executives utilized in their short and long term strategy."

- Brian Hurley, MS SM '07, External Affairs Director, National Industries for the Blind