About the Program
The Economic Development Fellows (EDF) Consulting Program, sponsored by our office with support from the Graduate School, connects local companies with graduate and professional students and postdocs seeking business consulting opportunities.
We are looking for highly motivated graduate and professional students and postdocs seeking business consulting opportunities to be part of our consulting teams. Learn more about student consultant opportunities.
Our student consulting teams will work with you to identify a set of project goals and develop strategies for addressing your unique business challenges. Consulting teams are led by an economic development fellow, who serves as project manager and liaison between the student team and your business.
A variety of industries have taken part in the program—including medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, retail, and environmental technology—and the program is open to any industry. New project cycles occur three times a year, starting in January, May, and September, and typically last 12 weeks.
Consulting teams engage in a wide range of project types, including:
- Product development strategy
- Market research
- Market entry strategy
- Marketing and sales optimization