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University of Michigan School of Information


Host a student project

Client-Based Courses and Programs

The School of Information has a rich history of connecting organizations with high-caliber students who deploy their developing knowledge and skills to address real information challenges. Guided through a curriculum that acknowledges that real-world challenges are provided only by real-world organizations, students engage in client projects to both provide benefits to the client organization and enhance their skill sets.

Organizations from all industries and sectors are invited to propose information-based projects for students to work on through capstone projects, client-based courses and co-curricular programs. 

Client Benefits of Hosting a Student Project

  • Receive free consultation, recommendations, and deliverables to help you address an information challenge impacting your organization
  • Gain access to the latest tools and methods practiced by top students working under experienced faculty and program managers
  • Build relationships with UMSI students for future employment recruitment and see how they solve problems

Client Guide

Learn more about the experience of working with a UMSI student team on a project by reviewing the following resources within our Client Guide

If you are interested in being a client, explore UMSI project opportunities that align with your organization’s needs and submit a project idea for consideration.


If you are a student interested in learning more about engaged learning through client-based courses and programs, visit our Engaged Learning Office webpage.

Client-Based Opportunity Areas