Need help with turning data into insights?
Want to improve efficiencies?
Need to implement new initiatives?
Senior Experience students can help you tackle difficult projects with new ideas!
The CSUSM Senior Experience Program matches teams of five graduating business students with for-profit and non-profit organizations to complete projects. Students gain experience by working as consultants on rigorous, real-world projects that require teamwork and application of classroom knowledge. Businesses benefit by receiving concentrated attention from bright, energetic teams that provide a fresh, independent look at their business challenge. Each student team works under the supervision of a faculty member.
Senior Experience Quick Facts
- 5-student consulting teams
- 750 project hours provided
- $1,500 flat fee for sponsoring organizations
- Spring and Fall semester availability
- 28-year-old program
- 2,000+ projects completed for sponsoring businesses
- 9,200+ business students have completed the capstone program
- 40% or projects completed for non-profit organizations
- More than 50% repeat sponsors
- 1-person startup to Fortune 100 companies
Interested in learning more about Senior Experience and what our Sponsors receive when they submit a project? Visit our Sponsors page now! Senior Experience…find out what it can do for you. Read what past sponsors have to say about their experience working with students!
The Senior Experience Trade Show, held in spring and fall at the end of the semester, is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the program. Gather ideas for projects as students present their final research and solutions found to the business community.
Spring 2021 Project
Black San Diego: Sponsor Testimonial
“Black San Diego had a great experience in the program, our students were amazing. The program allowed us to get organized and collect data to expand our business. With the data we were able to make improvements to our business and customer experience. The students created two surveys, one for business owners and one for consumers. We were able to get feedback and an overall review of how we are doing. They analyzed the data and made recommendations on fee structures for memberships. They also made recommendations on CRM systems and set up our Hubspot. With all of their hard work, we were able to create and improve Daygo Eatz, which in turn allowed us to finally make a profit. With the membership model, we are able to not only make a profit but give our business owners more value to take their business to the next level. With the program, we are able to carry out our mission to empower our community.”
– Sheri Jones, President, Black San Diego
This project was made possible by the Burnham Foundation which established the Burnham Leadership Experience at CoBA. Thanks to Malin and Roberta Burnham, CoBA offers Senior Experience project grants to nonprofits that exemplify Malin’s credo of “Community before self.”
if you submit your project by August 16th!