- What companies run Enterprise Projects with Neumont?
Neumont runs Enterprise Projects with an assortment of large, small, and start-up companies. For more information about our Enterprise Projects, click here.
- Does the project have to be completed in 10 weeks?
Typically, a student's Enterprise project experience will run for one quarter, although the company may run the project continuously for many quarters at a time. We encourage students to participate in multiple Enterprise Projects for a variety of companies to ensure they have a large network of contacts when it is time to start pursuing that first job.
- How are the projects run? Does a faculty member supervise the project?
Enterprise Projects are supervised by the University Relations Department, Career Services Program Manager, and a Project Sponsor from the company sponsoring the project. Students report to the Project Sponsor on their weekly accomplishments, and check in with the Career Services Program Manager if they have any difficulties in getting in contact with their Project Sponsor.
- How many hours per day do the students work and when?
Students are required to work 4 hours per day. They can work 12:00 — 4:00 or 1:00 — 5:00, but at least 3 of the 4 hours must be worked with their other team members.
- When can I begin taking Enterprise Projects?
Students begin taking Enterprise Project courses during their seventh quarter (in most programs), but must receive approval from University Relations before signing up for an Enterprise Project.
- Are Enterprise Projects guaranteed?
Participating in studio or Enterprise Projects is an integral part of the student academic experience, and we work to ensure that when a student reaches Enterprise Project eligibility they will have adequate projects available to ensure an on-time graduation. Neumont does not guarantee project types, sponsors, or scope. Students who fail courses, or get out of sequence with their defined program plan may need to work independently with University Relations to find an Enterprise Project that will work with their schedule. Neumont cannot rearrange Enterprise Project locations, timeframes, team members, or other logistic components to meet the needs of an individual student. Students should be prepared to be flexible when it comes to their Enterprise Project assignment.
- Do I get to choose my Enterprise Project?
Enterprise Project parings are done as follows:
- The University Relations department identifies the projects available for the following quarter.
- Students who are eligible for Enterprise Projects are contacted and rank their preferred projects.
- University Relations evaluates the rankings and places the students onto project teams. While efforts are made to help assign a student to one of their more preferred projects, project pairings are competitive. Your academic record, professional reputation, and your technical qualifications will all be evaluated in pairing you with a project that best fits your strengths and our Partner's needs. Grade Point Average and a proven commitment to quality work is therefore an essential component of your entire academic experience.
- The Project Sponsor approves of, or makes changes to, the composition of their student Enterprise Project team.
- Final Enterprise Project assignments are made. Except in very rare circumstances, changes to projects are not made after the Project Sponsor has approved the final project team.
- Are students paid for Enterprise Projects?
No, Enterprise Projects are run on a purely academic basis, and as such, students cannot be compensated monetarily for the work they do. Occasionally, students are reimbursed for transportation costs or other hard expenses associated with project participation.
- Do Enterprise Partners hire the students who work on their projects?
Often times, yes. We often refer to the Enterprise Project experience as a ten week interview. During the project a company has the opportunity to see the student in action, and to evaluate their fit for the partner's organization. We find, however, that due to the fact that many of our students receive multiple job offers at graduation they do not always choose to work for their project sponsor.
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