Seeking a fresh perspective? Collaborate with a faculty-led, project team of seniors representing majors in accounting, computer information systems, economics, finance, management, marketing and international business.
About the Program
JMU College of Business majors work collaboratively in project teams to solve pressing business problems encountered in today's marketplace. Students gain consulting experience and organizations get a fresh perspective and effective solutions to business problems.
High-profile projects are selected based on the scope, complexity, and social/economic impact of the proposal. A business professional and faculty member oversee the execution of each project completed by a 3-4 student consulting team. Students complete 1-2 projects and gain practical, consulting experience. Participating organizations receive a written and oral report of the business solution.
|Project Leaders||Faculty Advisory||Student Consultants|
Coordinator: Carol Hamilton, Director, Center for Entrepreneurship
Senior Consultant: Jon Craver, Partner, Accenture (retired)
Client: Center for Entrepreneurship
Dr. Bruce Brunton, Economics
Dr. Sandy Cereola, Accounting
Dr. Tom Dillon, Computer Info Systems
Mr. Mark Graham, Finance
Ms. Christine Roeder, Management
Ms. Rebecca Simmons, Computer Information Systems
Dr. Mert Tokman, Marketing
Apply to be a Student Consultant
- College of Business Major
- Junior/Senior standing
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
- Must have completed COB 300
- Flexible schedule, averaging 80 hours over two semesters. Hours will vary based on client needs.
- Demonstrated team, technical and interpersonal skills in previous coursework and employment.
- Resume & transcript
- Cover letter addressing why s/he wants to participate and how does s/he expect to contribute
- Faculty Recommendations (2)
- Gain valuable hands-on experience and training in consulting practices.
- Potentially receive scholarship dollars based on the client’s contribution.
- Improve career/job options by listing completed projects on resume.
Students who are selected for admission will be invited to interview with the project lead and participating faculty and/or business mentor. We are seeking well-balanced teams in skill sets, experience and diversity of perspectives.
To apply, complete an application! 2013-2014 academic year application period closes Monday, April 15, 2013.
Madison Consulting seeks to collaborate with organizations to provide a learning experience for students and a business solution for the organization.
The participating organization must provide relevant information for successful completion of the project and be accessible to answer questions throughout the length of the project. We also ask organizations to provide feedback on project work and student performance throughout the project.
- High profile projects
- Project timeframe within an academic year (September – April)
- Short-term or long-term projects (2 – 6 month duration)
- Vary the length, complexity, required skills, and hours of projects to provide a strong portfolio for students’ resumes.
- Minimum of 2 projects per year
Consulting services are provided for $1,000 per project.
If your organization has a project that fits the Project Partner requirements, send an e-mail to Carol Hamilton at email@example.com.