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Start by creating a profile and providing us with your experiential learning preferences. We’ll use these details to match you with companies in the company network that could be a good fit for project collaborations.
Explore Company Directory.
Search hundreds of companies ready to engage with through research-oriented, hands-on project-based experiential learning engagements. Our network of companies varies greatly in size, industry, strategy, and style and the projects cover many different focus areas.
Propose Projects. Get Matched.
Using your preferences, Potsdam works with the company and other project specialists to structure an engagement with the host company that will be beneficial for you and your professional career while being impactful for them and their business.
Launch Your Engagement!
Once you’re matched and the project’s been scoped, your project is ready to go! We’ll send you everything you need to ensure you’re set-up for success. From technology, legal paperwork, project scopes, deliverable requirements, and feedback instruments, Potsdam is here to help you gain real work experience through our specialized consulting projects!
What our users are saying.
The Smith School at the University of Maryland uses CapSource for help with company sourcing and project design. We used their projects in our MBA Consulting course; we were immersed in a real world environment where we were challenged with real company problems and required to provide viable, thought-out solutions. I much prefer this style of learning over the traditional classroom experience.
Even as a non-profit, we wrestle with complex strategic questions when it comes to running and scaling our operations. The students added capacity to our team and brought a new and fresh perspective to a critical research project. I believe that the students appreciated the challenge and learned a lot through the project. We’re excited to see that they are learning and growing as much as we are benefiting from their insights, which was our main objective for this engagement.
I took the Growth Strategy course because it looked like a great way to learn more about the startup scene and gain real experience while in school. I enjoyed learning theory and directly applying it to a real company. It’s pretty amazing to see that the work we contributed is being implemented at an actual company
This was quite an exciting project for our team at HUNGRY. It’s always great to hear insights from young, creative students. Since we were running three projects with the same course at once, it was great to see how the teams were able to build off of each other in order to deliver great results. By communicating primarily with the professor, we were able to keep our commitment down to a minimum while really providing these students with a compelling way to learn
Experiential learning is especially critical for business programs since blending theory and practice allows the students to build their confidence as they prepare for their professional careers. CapSource provides us with access to companies we would otherwise not be able to work with. They make it easy to identify the right organizations for every course given the overall structure, desired rigor, and teaching objectives.
Real Company Projects with Real Stakeholders Expecting Real Outcomes Providing Real Feedback = Real, Reference-Worthy Experience
We’re here to help you gain real work experience that will jump start your career. Traditional college courses are not designed to give you the skills you need to succeed on the job. Companies are looking for candidates that have real experience!