As the project sponsor, you will get a good look at individual students who are potentially future employees. You'll watch them develop into subject matter experts in just a few months and you'll forge professional connections with Seattle University faculty, too.
BENEFITS OF BEING A SPONSOR
Our projects run from late September to early June, with Projects Day presentations taking place the Friday before finals week. You will be assigned a team of approximately 4 students and a faculty advisor. The students will collectively spend about 1000 hours working on the project. As a liaison, we ask that you spend an average of 1 hour per week providing guidance to the students. Throughout the academic year, they will professionally present their progress to you and others within your organization, as well as in front of their peers.
Project recruitment typically begins in January each year. If you are interested, please contact the Project Center!
“The student engineering team had a totally fresh perspective and looked at all kinds of solutions. They contributed energy and ideas that invigorated our engineering team. And they came up with a solution that we believe will work.”Bridget Brewer, ’88 President, NIC Global Solutions
“Sponsoring an SU Senior Design project has been a valuable and rewarding experience for team members at Physio-Control. In addition to receiving a prototype designed and built by students, this experience fostered internal cross-functional networking and offered our team the satisfaction of engaging with and helping to train tomorrow’s engineers.”Scott Moser Embedded Software Engineer Physio-Control, now part of Stryker