The process for securing a Tauber team project begins in the Fall, when companies fill out an application with a project proposal for a substantive operations-related challenge. The final match between sponsors and student teams is determined in March. Tauber student teams and their faculty advisors work with sponsoring companies throughout the Spring to refine project scope, then students work full-time for their sponsors for 14 weeks during the Summer to develop and implement solutions. Student teams present their solutions in September at the Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! Team Project Showcase, which includes additional networking and recruitment opportunities for sponsoring companies.