Consulting for credit
The Ford School’s Strategic Public Policy Consulting (SPPC) course is a semester-long master’s level course that engages students in a supervised consulting project with a real-world client. Teams of 3-6 students work with a faculty coordinator and client representative to: develop a project work plan; collect relevant materials and information; conduct research and analysis; prepare a written report; and present findings and recommendations to the client. Students are expected to produce professional-quality work at minimal cost to the client. In return, clients are asked to help provide students with a valuable, engaging educational and professional experience. View previous projects.
The P3E mentoring initiative pairs student teams with teams of distinguished professional policy mentors to provide guidance on the students’ client-based projects. Learn more about our mentors here.
Serving as a P3E mentor has been truly rewarding in many ways. To be surrounded by a diverse group of aspiring professionals, at different stages of their careers, who collectively focus on solving a broad range of policy practice issues is invigorating and edifying, not to mention at times humbling!"