The workshop (cross-listed from the New Jersey Big Data Alliance conference, and hosted by Princeton University) will highlight the partnership between universities and industry necessary to provide experiential opportunities to the students in the form of Capstone courses. Capstone courses are an integral part of the culminating experience of academic programs. These are immensely helpful opportunities for the students to prepare for careers in the industry. Experiential learning is learning by doing. Doing high-impact learning practices requires substantial student participation and effective faculty advising. Employers and hiring managers value college candidates with experiential learning across individual disciplines in real or very like real-world settings. An approach that has worked effectively is to involve the industry stakeholders in defining the problem scope and working closely with them for the accomplishment of the students’ deliverables.
The workshop will cover research on experiential learning and how its unique characteristics lends itself for capstone courses in business. We will share experiences of successful partnerships, what works and what does not, issues and challenges, and lessons learned. The role and responsibilities of the students in deriving the best out of such experiences will also be covered.
Workshop leaders: Rashmi Jain, Montclair State University; Adam Spunberg, AB InBev
Student Projects track: graduate students attending an institution of higher education may submit a project proposal to be featured during this workshop track. More information can be found on the Student Research(link is external) page and the communication server on Discord. Project proposals are due on April 5.
This event is part of the GradFUTURES FORUM-- a week-long conference dedicated to graduate student professional development and "Broadening the Impact of the Ph.D, within and Beyond the Academy."