Sponsor a Student Project
Innovative Solutions to Challenges Facing Your Organization
Design Thinking Challenges and Design Lab internships allow organizations to work with students to design creative, innovative solutions to a challenge they face.
Through these programs, students develop and demonstrate problem-solving and teamwork skills by working in interdisciplinary teams to propose innovative solutions to clients' needs using principles of human-centered design and creative problem-solving. The student design teams work with mentors to guide them through the process, including pitching ideas to the client and stakeholder judges.
Why get involved?
- Get student input on an authentic problem facing your company, industry, or community. Work with us to scope your challenge, and an interdisciplinary team of students will work together to iterate on a variety of solutions.
- Meet and mentor talent. Help students level-up their ideas by encouraging them to approach problems in new ways. Consult with teams and provide feedback as they develop their professional presentation skills and expertise.
- Build a positive and memorable brand on campus. Sponsor a challenge, provide prizes, and work with students to implement a solution for greater visibility on campus.
You may even be able to hire some of the students to implement the solutions they develop!