Students can choose to participate in a variety of projects. Please click on a section below to read more.
Business projects include most projects that would be sponsored by traditional corporate America and small businesses. These include projects oriented to marketing, strategy, corporate finance, human resources, supply chain, business managements, and so on.
Students apply a hands-on approach to learning and developing vital skills in project management, teamwork, and communication in order to making an impact for people around the world. Teams will work with their partner organizations to innovate solutions for the world’s most pressing social problems such as poverty, healthcare, education, and economic development.
Financial services and capital markets projects are staffed with one or two seniors who have recently completed summer internships and two or three underclassmen who are interested in the financial markets. Finance, economics, and accounting majors are most common. Investment research and portfolio management projects are common; however, an infinite variety of potential projects looking at both public and private equity opportunities are also available.
Students collaborate with companies within the translation and localization industry to complete a wide variety of projects, including creation of glossaries, localization tool testing, market research, and content translation. Past partners include the LDS Church, Lucid Software, Converus, and WriteExpress. In the course of the semester, students will also learn professionalizing competencies, including project management skills, how to work effectively on teams, and effective communication.
Real estate development projects are formulated through cooperation between Thomas Peterson (a faculty member with decades of experience as a real estate development executive) and real estate development organizations. These projects align students who are passionate about real estate development careers with developers looking for in-depth analysis and creatively formulated alternative options.