Testimonials

The student team gave us the opportunity to review strategic questions with new perspectives. They were smart, enthusiastic MBA students, who helped us gain new market data and validation for one of our company’s strategic initiatives. 

 

- Peter Rowan, Corporate Vice President of New Ventures, Coinstar, Inc.

We had 3 highly skilled and motivated MBA students on our project. The approached their consulting without a bias that we’ve seen with other consultants. We were amazed at what these students accomplished in just a couple of months!

- Mike Luiten, President, Northwest Grating Products, Inc.

We've sponsored teams of highly skilled and motivated MBA students working on our projects without the bias that we sometimes see with business consultants.  This year, we've sponsored three teams and we continue to be amazed at what these students can do in just a few short weeks.  

- Kristi Marchbanks, Chief Marketing Officer, SeaBright Holdings Company

For over 22 years, hundreds of students have worked with Seattle University’s Project Center tackling real world science, engineering, and business challenges. Consequently, it has been recognized as one of the best learning programs in the nation. These students have taken what they learned from their projects at Seattle University and carried it forth into their careers and lives.    

- Fr. Stephen V. Sundborg, S.J

I had the privilege to coach two amazing consulting teams who provided PACCAR with insights and perspectives that influenced key business decisions. Both teams produced deliverables of such exceptional quality that they were asked to present their findings to senior level executives beyond their project sponsor. I am so proud of their hard work and professionalism, and their demonstration of the client-centered consultation process.  It continues to be a terrific honor to learn with the MBA students at Albers.

- Prof. Kellee Franklin, PhD

The International Business Consulting class is a great course to not only learn in the classroom but also get real hands on consulting experience from local businesses.

- Melissa McGregor Sather, MBA student

The class pushed me out of my comfort zone by challenging me to, among other things, think critically, research, collect and organize vast data sets, exercise leadership skills, communicate and engage the client, and perfect professional writing and presentations.

- John Kuo, MBA student

I think that this class should be required for every student in the MBA program. The lessons learned here are far more valuable than any I've acquired through a book or by memorizing procedures in finance class. 

- Dan Donohue, MBA student

Working as a faculty advisor on student projects helps me to expose my students to an entirely new range of skills that they will need when they become practitioners in their chosen fields. Project management, teamwork, communication, translating academic knowledge to reality are skills that set our students apart. The partnerships we’ve built with sponsoring organizations provide valuable professional connections for students and faculty alike.

- Teodora Rutar Shuman, Chair, Mechanical Engineering

The Seattle University Project Center provides excellent, high quality students for senior projects year after year.  The students are professional, and dedicated to making the projects a success.  It is a pleasure to work with them and their enthusiasm is contagious.

- Stephen Metz, Philips Healthcare, Director Investigations, Ultrasound Research and Development

The computer science student team delivered an outstanding multi-platform mobile voting app for Imagine Cup 2011.  The students showed a very high level of professionalism and effort that garnered positive feedback from the Microsoft executives involved.  The mobile app also gained visibility in a product group that is exploring the development of a similar mobile app for their business.

- J. Kent Foster, Microsoft, Higher Education Faculty Programs

The year-long senior design project through the SU Project Center strengthened the critical thinking skills I developed in classes to solve a real world problem. Constructing real-world deliverables helped to enhance my communications skills which are critical when pursuing a career in engineering.

- Chris Stoll, Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni, class of ‘08

The Project Center at Seattle University is a win-win program. The Boeing Company gains the experience of working with the next generation of engineers with innovative approaches to projects, and the students gain invaluable experience of real-world engineering in a fast-paced atmosphere.

- Carolyn Brandsema, '88 MBA Vice President, Airplane & Production Replacement Systems, The Boeing Company

The Project Center sets Seattle University apart from other programs in the area. Students graduate with true hands-on experience integrated into their curriculum. I wanted to get involved as a Project Center sponsor because I felt that this was my chance to give back to SU what they have given to me.   

 

- Anna-Trang Nguyen, P.E., BSCE ‘97

Testimonials - Edit Metadata Image Only

The year-long senior design project through the SU Project Center strengthened the critical thinking skills I developed in classes to solve a real world problem. Constructing real-world deliverables helped to enhance my communications skills which are critical when pursuing a career in engineering.

- Chris Stoll, Civil and Environmental Engineering alumni, class of ‘08