The Veale Institute for Entrepreneurship, Post-Graduate Planning & Experiential Education—including CWRU LaunchNET—and Weatherhead School of Management’s Graduate Career Management have teamed up to offer a limited number of Case Western Reserve University students the opportunity to work on remote entrepreneurship-related projects for startups, including CWRU-linked companies. This semester, the program will include a second track that gives students the opportunity to work on their own startup.
Track 1 is for students looking to work on a project with an existing startup. Those who submit applications to Track 1 will be screened and appropriately matched with submitted employer projects based on areas of interest, skills and submitted resumes. Potential candidates will interview with a company to ensure it is a good fit for both the student and the employer.
Students who are matched and accepted into the program will register for practicum (fee waived), which requires writing three blog posts on LinkedIn reflecting on their experience and completing a final survey to then receive a $500 stipend for completing the program. Please note: practicum is only required for undergraduate students. Participating graduate students do not have to complete practicum.
Projects will be approximately six to eight weeks in duration and consist of about five to 10 hours per week. All work will be conducted remotely.
Students selected for Track 2 will work on their own businesses with the support of the Veale Institute and LaunchNET for eight to 10 weeks throughout June and July and receive a $1,000 stipend upon completion of the program.
Students who have a formed venture are required to submit either their pitch deck, executive summary or product design from a previous class or competition. Students who have a business idea that they would like to work on should provide a one-page memo on their venture, detailing specific questions listed on the program website.
Students interested in participating in the REP program should apply through the specific forms listed on the website before Friday, March 19, at 11:59 pm.
While only a limited number of CWRU students can be accepted and this project cannot recreate the value of a full internship, this is an opportunity to build up resumes and get networking experience.
For companies interested in hosting an REP student, please apply online. Only one project can be submitted per employer and it is asked that if a company participated in the summer session that they propose projects with a new scope or that they work with a new student. Extension of summer project matches is not permitted.
Any questions should be directed to Doug Degirolamo at email@example.com.
Preference will be given to students who have not completed the program before.