The University of Denver Daniels College of Business is home to an innovative curriculum and multiple programs, including the Daniels Student Projects university-corporate partnership programs. Businesses can submit proposals to be potentially matched with individual students or groups to help solve corporate problems involving marketing, finance, and logistics. Companies benefit from the fresh influx of ideas and insights generated by students with varied backgrounds and academic concentrations. Students profit from the collaboration by gaining real-world experience, the chance to have their contributions vetted and tested, and a wealth of new contacts at some of the world’s leading businesses.
Past partnerships in Daniels Student Projects programs have involved The Coca-Cola Company, Deutsche Bank, Frontier Airlines, the United Way, and offices within Colorado’s state government. The project mirrors a nationwide trend of pairing business students at the university level with corporate leaders to enhance both the academic and corporate communities.
Businesses can take advantage of assistance from Daniels’ Enterprise Solutions Program to access the knowledge of student teams whose members have developed high-level critical problem-solving strategies and technical competencies. In addition, the student-led Daniels Consulting Firm works with internal, campus-based customers as well as the external corporate world. Individually focused projects can also involve one or more students in ongoing research endeavors.