Carnegie Mellon University
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Student Project Sponsorship

Let our students apply their analytical skills to your business challenge.

We invite companies and nonprofits to sponsor a capstone course or project course. You provide the business challenge and executive engagement; we provide highly talented students committed to developing innovative and analytics-based insights. 

Pitch Your Project Idea

What Project Sponsors Can Expect

  • 15-week course duration.
  • A group of two to five students addressing their project.
  • Faculty supervision, a mid-term, and final presentations included in the course.

Sponsor Benefits and Recognition

  • Fresh, sophisticated ideas for your business challenge/opportunity from students who are educated in emerging thought and skills.
  • Access to students to enable your organization to assess talent for recruitment purposes.
  • Course guidance provided by Carnegie Mellon University professor(s).
  • License to Student Work Product developed during the course.
  • Professional development opportunity for the company employee who mentors the student team.
  • Opportunity to fortify relationships with Carnegie Mellon University, a world-renowned institution.
  • Corporate Associate recognition.

What's Required of Project Sponsors

  • A project captain who is available for a pre-determined mutually agreed upon number of contacts and meetings.
  • A problem to solve and/or information.
  • The capstone fee.
  • An executed educational project agreement.