Become a Business Partner
The purpose of our consulting services is twofold. They are as follows:
- Provide real world experience and the opportunity for our students to apply the knowledge they they have obtained in college to be applied in a professional environment to business and government.
- Provide value to local business by hiring our students to develop options, solutions and growth opportunities that they might otherwise not be obtained at an affordable price.
We recruit, screen and prepare our student consultants in various areas of expertise. The student consultants provide services that range from social media marketing development and maintenance, to accounting, finance, design, engineering, criminal justice, and many other fields. We co-supervise our student consultants. That is, through our professional staff at the Business Partnerships Center, we provide close supervision to ensure that the deliverables agreed upon and provided are professional, on schedule, qualitative and consistent. Our “Accounts” also provide the supervision to ensure that communication channels, information flow, project direction and the nuances that a company might want understood are done so to their expectations and to maximize mutual success. All “Accounts” must interview our consultant(s) who are accompanied by one of our staff to ensure that a project agreement and deliverables are carefully defined and committed to in an agreement before the project commences. The “Account” pays the students the Rhode Island prevailing minimum wage (currently $10.00 per hour), and a $3 per hour supervisory fee to RWU. The payment to RWU is tax deductible as it is utilized as an educational supervisory expense. Alternative mechanisms are available if this method is not acceptable. A Project Proposal is always provided to reflect the proposed deliverables to be agreed upon. A Project agreement is then developed to reflect those agreed upon objectives and to define the “rules of engagement”.