Project Management

MGMT 4035

Run date: May 5th 2017 - August 25th 2017

virtual collaboration

You're In Good Company

Joey Resturants
Electronic Arts
Mountain Equipment Coop
Joe Fresh
Plenty of Fish
Four Seasons
Why do it

Project Examples

You would like to get something done over a 3-month period starting in May and ending in August (flexible), and you need a project manager to help you do it.

Successful projects in the past have included:

  • Improve the volume and quality of a database, and how it's used
  • Social Media Marketing Campaign with content plan for a year
  • A new product launch
  • Creating an annual event or attending an upcoming one (tradeshows, conferences) 
  • Stakeholder mapping
  • Development of a new website


Each student project manager will devote at least 80 hours to your project, specifically the student will:

  • Create a Project Charter
  • Create a Project Plan, including a Project Budget
  • Prepare Status Reports
  • Set up Project Management Tools to increase Virtual Collaboration effectiveness

Skills To Be Demonstrated

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Competitive Advantage

Competitive Advantage

You'll gain an unparalleled opportunity to evaluate future talent -- learning what they can bring to the table and what skills they have before you hire them to reduce onboarding costs and time.

Brand awareness

Brand Presence

Today's talent are tomorrow's managers, entrepreneurs, decision makers, and consumers of your products -- so capture their attention early on by engaging with them in an authentic way.

Millennial insight

Next Generation Insights

Gain a fresh perspective from top emerging talent by giving Millennials hands-on experience to find value for your organization.

Build Relationships

Build Relationships

Build strong relationships at local schools and with their students to ensure that you hire for cultural fit, while improving your community.


  • Be available for a quick phone call with the instructor to make sure everyone is on the same page.
  • Treat PMs as entry-level contractors
  • Be willing to support the PMs as this may be the first time in this position, at least in the beginning until they get the ball rolling
  • Be available for a 1.5 hours per week for regularly scheduled meetings
  • Be responsive to periodic emails or phone calls to answer any questions or concerns that the student(s) may have as they progress
  • Complete a final evaluation for the professor
  • Provide a Riipen skill rating on student performance upon completion of the project.
  • Create a free organizational profile on Riipen (if you do not already have one).
  • Complete a 30-second exit survey.
  • Pay a $500.00 participation fee to Riipen if approved by the instructor and successfully matched to students.