Student Connections

Student Connections platform is designed to help participants build robust and collaborative teams, by providing a way to facilitate team building connections.

HAVE A TEAM AND NEED HELP?

First enter your information here.Our staff will facilitate the matching process with you. 

DON’T HAVE A TEAM, BUT WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ONE?

If you are willing to help, simply fill out this brief questionnaire . ​You will add useful information, i.e., degree information, major, areas of expertise, and areas of interest.  You will also provide a link to your resume.  ​By registering in this ​directory, you are not obligated to participate unless you find a concept that interests you, and you agree that you’d like to help the team. It is then the founders responsibility to reach out to you. 

HOW DO I WORK WITH THE TEAM ONCE WE GET CONNECTED?

We strongly recommend that once the team has been assembled, you find a regular time for weekly working sessions with the team to discuss progress made. In an early planning meeting, we recommend that you establish roles, deliverables, and project timelines for the entire team. Regarding the possibility of winning prize money: a decision should be made clear as to how any potential prize monies will be disbursed. For example, teams may all agree from the outset that any prize money won in April will be divided equally among all team members. OR all team members may agree that all prize monies should be given back to the business, devoted to helping the business move forward. OR, in the event that prize money is won, teams may agree to provide some compensation for the time students have devoted to the project (as “consultants,” for example, recognizing that the student effort has helped win the prize). This decision is completely up to each team, but is a decision that should be discussed from the outset. Our primary goal is that this be an exceptional learning opportunity for each participant. Compensation is secondary and is entirely the decision of the team.