Practicum Project

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Bridging the gap between theory and practice

PracticumTeamGuided by renowned College of Engineering faculty, Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) student teams at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) tackle problems, pilot new ideas and develop solutions for corporate sponsors.

Projects span a variety of topics in computing, mobile systems and security, and range from fundamental research to software development. By assisting sponsors in scoping a project, the INI strives to maximize return on investment.

Cost-Effective Solution

Practicum projects are an outstanding way for companies to work with the smartest people in order to develop and improve ideas. Students leverage their background and experience to provide novel approaches to a project that will have meaningful impact on the company.

Recruitment Opportunity

Sponsoring a practicum grants companies early access to exceptionally qualified CMU students. From pitching project proposals to the entire pool of talented INI students to working closely with a small team, the practicum environment is ideal for evaluation and recruiting.

By the Numbers

  • 3-5 students per team: INI matches 3 to 5 students to each project team according to their skill sets and interests.
  • 14 weeks: INI's practicum takes place during CMU's fall semester, which is typically 14 weeks from August to December.
  • 20 average hours per week: Each student team member logs approximately 20 hours per week on the practicum project.

Recent Sponsors

  • Cheetah Mobile
  • Ericsson
  • Ford
  • Google
  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • NASA
  • Panasonic
  • Omlet
  • Samsung
  • SAP Labs

Are you interested in learning more about project sponsorship?

Email ini-practicum@andrew.cmu.edu.