Real-World Experience

Experiences that Prepare Students

Each enterprise is intended to operate like a real company in the private sector.

Teams perform testing and analyses, make recommendations, manufacture parts, stay within budgets and schedules, and manage multiple projects while faculty and industry members act as coaches and mentors. Teams are often multidisciplinary, mimicking the project team structure in many industries. It is common to find engineering majors working with humanities majors, or biomedical students collaborating with material science students.  Collaboration, teamwork, leadership, and the process of bringing an idea to market and community are the foundation of every Enterprise team.

Through Enterprise, students have the opportunity to build up their existing skills, and also add some new ones to their repertoires. Enterprise encourages

  • Effective time management
  • Leadership, project-management, and team-working skills
  • Problem-solving and critical-thinking skills
  • Adaptability
  • Global awareness
  • Business savvy
  • Competence in written and oral communication
  • Networking with industry leaders

These are just some of our teams’ achievements: