Timeline

October - November
Potential sponsors identify a corporate champion, complete the Team Project Submission Form, and submit initial project ideas to the Tauber Institute. Application DEADLINE: December 1

November - December
Potential sponsors meet with Tauber representatives to discuss potential projects and define project scope and deliveries.

January
Potential sponsors review Tauber student resumes and present final project proposal(s) to students on campus.

February
Potential sponsors conduct student interviews on campus. Note: Both students and corporate applicants rate one another based on these interviews.

March
Tauber Institute matches project sponsors with student teams based on mutually expressed preferences. Tauber Institute assigns faculty advisors at this time.

April
Teams meet at company sites to complete initial project planning.

May - August
Students confront operations & manufacturing issues for sponsor companies in a 14-week project time frame.

September
Corporate sponsors, faculty advisors and students meet at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for project presentations at an all-day event called Spotlight! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition. Top performing students are awarded scholarships. Recruiting opportunities are abundant.