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Students solve real-world problems for businesses and organizations.

VANTAGE partners with small, local businesses, non-profits, and multinational corporations to provide recommendations and insights into a variety of authentic business development strategies. Partners commit to three meetings over a semester. It's fun, free, and valuable. Keep reading to see why hundreds of companies like Nike, Cargill, Best Buy, Olive’s Pizza and Maynard’s choose to partner with VANTAGE.

Interesting in becoming a partner? Get started by filling out our Project Interest form.


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“We use the insights that we are gaining from the Vantage projects and program and, in many cases, apply them directly to our strategy.”

– Chris W., Best Buy
Vantage Project Partner


Working in teams, students conduct primary and secondary research, analyze their findings, formulate recommendations and present their development strategies to a project partner. This is a great way to learn about the future workforce at no cost to you.

Types of Projects

A team of VANTAGE students works on any real-world project or challenge over a semester. The work culminates in a final presentation where the students make recommendations on how to address the challenge provided by the partner.

Project outcomes can include:

  • Marketing strategies
  • Data analysis
  • Customer retention strategies
  • Customer experience enhancement
  • Digital and video creation
  • Brand development
  • Relocation analysis
  • Pricing strategies

You can find examples of sample projects in the FAQ section below.

KARE 11 Reports on VANTAGE Projects

Best Buy video

How can my business become a Project Partner?

To become a Project Partner, complete the Project Interest Form. A VANTAGE staff member will connect with you to complete the process.

Project Interest Form

Frequently Asked Questions