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Timeline

Opportunities are available to clients in both the fall and winter terms, with select projects chosen for spring/summer opportunities.

Though individual courses and programs may have slightly different dates relating to specific milestones, courses and programs generally adhere to one of the following schedules:

Fall Term Projects

June-August

  • Submit project idea(s)
  • Project ideas are reviewed by UMSI staff and full project proposal is requested
  • Submit project proposal
  • Proposals are further scoped and refined in collaboration with UMSI staff
  • NDAs are due to the client engagement team if a company is using their own
  • Projects for each course are finalized and approved by faculty

September

  • Client projects are presented to students in class
  • Clients are informed if students have selected their project
    • Student teams will reach out directly to clients if their project is selected
    • If the project is not selected, the client engagement team will reach out to clients
      • If not selected, the team will try to match the project to a winter course if there is one available and if the project is still timely

September-November

  • Students engage in projects with clients

December

Winter Term Projects

June-December

  • Submit project idea(s)
  • Project ideas are reviewed by UMSI staff and full project proposal is requested
  • Submit project proposal
  • Proposals are further scoped and refined in collaboration with UMSI staff
  • NDAs are due to the client engagement team if a company is using their own
  • Projects for each course are finalized and approved by faculty

January

  • Client projects are presented to students in class
  • Clients are informed if students have selected their project
    • Student teams will reach out directly to clients if their project is selected
    • If the project is not selected, the client engagement team will reach out to clients
      • If not selected, the team will try to match the project to a winter course if there is one available and if the project is still timely

January-March

  • Students engage in projects with clients.

April