All Tauber students complete a 12-week paid Team Project with a leading firm.

 

Team Projects are unlike internships in other programs. Team Projects are specifically designed for Tauber students and target substantive operations issues with business and engineering components.

A typical team consists of 3 Tauber students, with at least 1 business student and 1 engineering student per team.

Both to test and demonstrate your skills, you need responsibility and the opportunity to succeed. Instead of showing how well you can maintain the status quo, you'll work toward integrating business and engineering disciplines to make your sponsoring company faster, smarter, and more efficient for today's competitive landscape. Companies work in concert with the Tauber Institute to build special projects for you that can showcase your ability to make a difference in a team environment.

Tauber Institute team projects offer the following:

  • Substantive, consulting-type experience with leading companies
  • Executive-level support and access within the sponsoring company
  • True teamwork and leadership experience
  • Historical high employment rate with participating companies
  • Competitive internship salaries

For current Team Project weekly salaries, please email Managing Director Anne Partington at aparting@umich.edu.

Upon project completion, all teams compete in the annual Spotlight! Team Project Showcase Scholarship Competition. Spotlight! is a highly competitive event where all teams present project results to corporate representatives, students, alumni, and faculty.

Senior-level executives from industry serve as judges and evaluate projects based on scope, implementation, impact, overall presentation skills, and other criteria to determine the winners of approximately $40,000 in scholarship prizes.

Note: Some sponsors restrict team projects to domestic students.

This Tauber project (2023 Modine Manufacturing Team) gave me insight into industry and operations that I would not have received in a traditional internship. I received first-hand experience in understanding the strategic formulation of supply and demand planning, observed manufacturing from the shop floor, and traveled to multiple plants, gaining insight on corporate culture domestically and internationally. This experience has supplemented my degree by giving me a tangible perspective to many concepts that can feel intangible in the classroom.
Griffin Riley (BBA/ Master in Supply Chain '23)

Griffin Riley