Become a Student Consultant

General Position Summary:

This position is designed to serve accounts/clients of the Business Partnerships Center who have agreed to the Center’s Memorandum of Agreement containing all of the legal agreements, standards, deliverables and project descriptions.

Possible List of Duties:

  • Work with area accounts/clients on projects that help small and medium sized businesses expand, contract, or solve business problems.
  • Provide services to business that will retain them as clients
  • Participate in team problem solving and research on behalf of clients
  • Participate in client account management duties and relationships and coordinate with BPC and other RWU personnel
  • Apply technology solutions to business problems
  • Participate in account/client transfers from one student team to another
  • Provide clear, coherent and professionally written/electronic documents/programs to accounts/clients providing real useable solutions and technology


  • Upper-division students maintaining at least a 3.0 average for the past 4 semesters.
  • A proven track record of outstanding service to the community in the form of business, non-profit or participation in extracurricular activities (such as sports, clubs, service organizations, etc.)
  • Desired professional attitude, conduct and good moral character

Work Traits:

  • Can act independently with minimal direction
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Additional Requirements:

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work for U.S. companies and be one of the following:
    - U.S. Citizen
    - Permanent resident
    - Temporary student resident
    - F, J, H, or L visa such as students in practical training status.
  • Proof of work authorization/I-9 must be provided
  • Must be willing to execute the BPC Confidentiality/Non-disclosure work ethics agreement which requires, among other things, post-employment obligations, non-solicitations, confidentiality and defined possession rights of the work products of the BPC.
  • Willing to follow employment guidelines and policies of the host employer account/client

Reports to:
The student consultant has joint reporting responsibility to the BPC staff and host employer supervisor identified in the BPC memorandum of understanding with the firm. Business Partnerships Center staff monitor attendance and work product responsibilities and the employer provides input and feedback assuring that accurate solutions and work product activities occur.

Statement of Nondiscrimination:
Both the BPC and its clients/accounts believe that all persons are entitled to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination because of color, race, religion, gender, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability or any other legally protected status. Reasonable accommodation for physical and mental disabilities will be made for student consultants that would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of a host business.

At-Will Employment:
In accordance with state laws, the student consultant is an at-will employee and may be terminated at any time or for any reason that does not relate to discriminatory practices.