Student consultancy

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Business Growth MAP’s award-winning student consultancy helps small businesses while preparing the next generation of business leaders. Under faculty and mentor guidance, student teams conduct analysis and create recommendations and an action plan for growth. Clients receive customized analysis and about 500 hours of free consulting services. The experience is cultivating critical abilities for students while helping the local economy grow.

There are three ways to participate in student consultancy:

Client

Open to small businesses and nonprofits in the area. Whether your business is just starting out or ready for the next level of growth, our student-consultancy can help. The program is free, confidential and requires a minimal time investment.

Become a client

Mentor

In this pivotal role, seasoned business professionals volunteer as mentors to guide students in learning how to consult with businesses. Mentors have an impact on students, small businesses and our local economy.

Become a mentor

Student

A required capstone course for senior-level undergraduates, our student consultancy is designed to prepare business students for the real world. Alumni use this experience on their resumes and have gotten client and mentor references as a result of their work. The project helps build relationships between students and community leaders, often leading to post-graduation job opportunities.