Organizations partner with VANTAGE student teams to collaborate in order to solve real problems through project-driven work. Student teams deliver customer research, videos, marketing campaigns and data analysis, to name a few. Learn how you can be part of this valuable and rewarding experience.
Featured Partnership - Best Buy
Make VANTAGE Part of Your Company’s Success
VANTAGE students bring a combination of hard work, experienced project coaches, and a unique perspective to your challenge. Some of our projects have led to multi-million dollar benefits for partners. 95% of our project partners indicated they would want to do another project with a VANTAGE team. We do it all at a great price – free!
Project partners commit to three meetings with their VANTAGE student team over the course of the semester as well as ad-hoc communications as-needed. Projects last about 3 months.
Project partners range from global corporations like Caribou and Nike to small, local businesses like Olive’s Fresh Pizza. We also work with non-profits like Gigi’s Playhouse, ICA, and Hennepin County Water. If you have a challenge you could use help with, we are happy to consider your organization.
We have six strands at VANTAGE, and each strand offers different types of projects. See which one is right for you:
|VANTAGE Strand||Typical Projects|
|Design + Marketing||Logos, branding, marketing materials, social media campaigns, web site design|
|Business in a Global Economy||Customer research, competitive research, any business challenge|
|Global Food Sustainability: Economics and the Environment||Fall projects are food oriented: new product development, consumer research, food production systems, anything food related. (Spring projects are environment/sustainability focused)|
|Business Analytics||Using data and analysis tools to gain insights on business|
|Digital Journalism||Storytelling through media. Videos and social media to get your word out|
|Health Sciences||Anything health related. Human behavior studies, wellness behaviors, etc.|
Project Partner Case Studies
Project Partner Application
Now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year!
We work with new companies and organizations at the start of each semester. You can apply by filling out the following information.
Now accepting Project Partner applications for the 2018-19 school year.
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VANTAGE Program Coordinator