Client Based Research

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Put your research skills to use by providing perspectives for organizations and partners to influence effective decision-making in the ecosystem. 


The Client-Based Research Program will match young research enthusiasts with local clients who will need researched-backed deliverables. The clients (non-profit agencies, public schools, corporations, and university departments) publish and distribute the deliverables written by students to meet their needs in their operations. The cohort will work in teams to create the deliverables needed by the clients. 


The program is designed to help the participants in the cohort polish their research and communication skills that will transfer to the workplace. They will be exposed to the complexities of actual audiences and actual needs, and they learn to solve problems through peer learning and review. The projects, and the enthusiastic involvement of the clients, demonstrate to students the value placed on research in the actual landscape.