Project Clients - The project experience and how to make it a success
Executives who have had students complete consulting projects for their companies, describe the experience and offer advice on how to make it a rewarding experience, both for the company and the students.
Students - Keys to Success on the Client Projects
Graduates share their experience in working on client projects and offer advice on the keys to success in doing an outstanding job for the client.
- Project work forms a core experience for students in Career Ingrained Learning.
- Just as the professional world has become one in which collaborative project work is central to much of the work done, so must students develop and practice project work skills in a real and relevant manner.
- Yet many hiring executives said these interactive work place skills needed for project work are often absent in the twenty two year olds they hire out of college.
- Project work requires our students to develop a full range of interactive skills and consistently exhibit and practice the 4 C’s in collaboration, critical thinking, creativity and communication.
- Career Ingrained Learning projects prepare students for this 21st century work environment by providing them with long-term real world projects from local companies
- Using a standardized framework, project handbook and performance evaluation model, students work in three to five person teams in which they are forced to develop the 4 C’s and their interactive skillset on a level not usually seen in high school students.
- These projects are created at the intersection of work that companies would like to get done but do not have the resources to apply to currently and the ability of these students to execute this work based on their underlying academic instruction in their Career Ingrained Learning coursework.
- Students view their project work as one of the defining experiences in a Career Ingrained Learning course: it differentiates them in their college applications, it powerfully builds their collaborative and presentation interactive skill set and, perhaps, most importantly, gives them the self confidence and self belief to succeed in both their college and professional careers after leaving high school.