Mid-Summer to End of September

Organization proposal and selection process.
Complete the Community Organization application and submit by August 28, 2015.
Capstone Professors are available for consultation while the project proposal is being developed.
All organizations will be notified of the selection decision by the end of September at the latest.

Early September to End of November

Creation of an 8-12 page “case” document on your organization and business challenge.
A Capstone professor will be assigned to  your organization to draft the case with your input.
Provide professors with the required internal data (financials and budgets, your community served, organizational structure, competitive landscape, alliances, etc.) to be included in the case write-up.
Plan to review the case drafts with the professors during this phase.


Attend Community Organization Day.
Key organization leader(s) and/Board members attend – 2 hour session for Community Organization Day.
Session designed for organization representative(s) to answer questions about your organization for the students.

January to Late April

Working with student teams on information gathering and providing perspectives on evolving recommendation drafts.
Project liaison works with students and professors including providing additional data, facilitating interviews for students, answering follow-on questions, etc.
Touch base regularly with Capstone professors to discuss progress and resolve potential issues, if necessary.

Late April and Early May

Organization leadership team and Board members receive students’ final presentations.
Student team deliverables are sent to the organizations for their review and follow-up with student teams, as desired.