An estimated 15 teams of Michigan State University juniors and seniors are prepared to help business, government and nonprofit organizations and MSU researchers. As part of the final course in their Information Technology minor, these students are required to work in cross-functional teams on a real-world project. They just need a few more clients.
Teagan Dixon, fixed-term faculty in the Broad College of Business’ Department of Accounting and Information Systems, and Tom Day, assistant professor in the Department of Media and Information in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences, who are teaching the course, say the students are ready to take on a wide range of projects. Each team will include students majoring in business, media and information, finance, supply chain management, engineering and others.
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So far, students in the IT minor have completed successful projects involving the following:
Project proposals are now being accepted from business, government or nonprofit organizations seeking student help for the spring 2022 semester, which starts in January and ends in late April. The ideal project is hands-on, with a well-defined outcome that can be achieved by five students in about 10 weeks.