Innovative business experience programmes for Oxford students and researchers – Call for projects
Have you got a challenge or idea that you would like to explore further? Would you like an external perspective on a business opportunity?
We may be able to help.
Every year we support over 60 organisations through our innovative and unique work experience programmes for Oxford students and Postgraduate researchers. Participants work in small teams to address a strategic issue or opportunity for our client organisations over 2-3 months.
We do not charge our clients. The participants volunteer for our programmes and use the experience to boost their commercial awareness and employability skills.
Our clients say that they:
• Benefit from the enthusiasm, creativity and fresh ideas that our student teams bring to a challenge
• Enjoy sharing their expertise and knowledge about their industry with eager students and researchers
• Get real value from the support.
Clients include businesses (big and small), charities, community organisations, City and County Council departments, arts and cultural institutions. Previous client’s projects have included work on marketing, fundraising, user experience, new product feasibility and community engagement.
A good project will have some element of research and a requirement for the team to make recommendations on the right strategy for you to take forward. But most of all, it must be important to you….we like our teams to make a real impact!
We are looking for projects for April to June. If you have a project idea and would like a client form, we’d love to hear from you, so please either respond to this email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or call us on 01865 274663 if you would like to discuss it further.
The deadline for projects for our next run of programmes is in early April.
The Careers Service, University of Oxford
56 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PA