Team Projects

All Tauber students complete a 14-week, paid Team Project with a leading firm.

Team Projects are unlike internships in other programs. Team Projects are specifically designed for Tauber students and target substantive operations issues with business and engineering components.

A typical team consists of 3 Tauber students, with at least 1 business student and 1 engineering student per team.

Both to test and demonstrate your skills, you need responsibility and the opportunity to succeed. Instead of showing how well you can maintain the status quo, you'll work toward integrating business and engineering disciplines to make your sponsoring company faster, smarter, and more efficient for today's competitive landscape. Companies work in concert with the Tauber Institute to build special projects for you that can showcase your ability to make a difference in a team environment.

Review the Team Project summaries.

Tauber Institute team projects offer the following:

  • Substantive, consulting-type experience with leading companies
  • Executive-level support and access within the sponsoring company
  • True teamwork and leadership experience
  • Historical high placement rate with participating companies
  • Competitive internship salaries

Team Project weekly salaries are as follows:

  • $1600 to $1775 - Graduate students with 4 or more years of full-time work experience
  • $1350 to $1500 - Graduate students with more than 2, but less than 4 years of full-time work experience
  • $1100 to $1200 - Graduate students with less than 2 years of full-time work experience, including EGL students entering their fifth year of study

Upon project completion, all teams compete in the annual Spotlight! Team Project Showcase Scholarship Competition. Spotlight! is a highly competitive event where all teams present project results to corporate representatives, students, alumni and faculty.

Senior-level executives from industry serve as judges and evaluate projects on the basis of scope, implementation, impact, overall presentation skills and other criteria to determine the winners of approximately $40,000 in scholarship prizes.

Note: Some sponsors restrict team projects to domestic students.

Farhan Qureshi and Manish Vijay work on the PT Sewu Segar Nusantara (subsidiary of the Gunung Group in Indonesia) Tauber Team Project, 2013
U-M Tauber Institute students Edward Cheung and Hrushikesh M.G. work on the Ford Motor Company Paint Team Project 2013
U-M Tauber Institute student on the BorgWarner Team Project, 2013
U-M Tauber Institute Students on the Exide Team Project, 2013