October - November

Potential sponsors identify a corporate champion, complete the Team Project Submission Form, and submit initial project ideas to the Tauber Institute.
Application DEADLINE: December 1

November - December

Potential sponsors meet with Tauber representatives to discuss potential projects and define project scope and deliveries.


Potential sponsors review Tauber student resumes and present final project proposal(s) to students on campus.


Potential sponsors conduct student interviews on campus. Note: Both students and corporate applicants rate one another based on these interviews.


Tauber Institute matches project sponsors with student teams based on mutually expressed preferences. Tauber Institute assigns faculty advisors at this time.


Teams meet at company sites to complete initial project planning.

May - August

Students confront operations & manufacturing issues for sponsor companies in a 14-week project time frame.


Corporate sponsors, faculty advisors and students meet at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor for project presentations at an all-day event called Spotlight! Team Project Showcase and Scholarship Competition. Top performing students are awarded scholarships. Recruiting opportunities are abundant.