The purpose of this fund is to support costs related to the Sprott Student Consulting Group (formerly known as the Project-Based and Service Learning Initiative for the Sprott School of Business).
Project based service learning is an experiential learning program within the Sprott School of Business where students work with real clients, on real problems, to make a real impact in the community.
With a focus on social enterprise and local companies, the program simultaneously many advantages. Students can strengthen their resumes while learning how to operate in a business environment and deliver consultant quality research. Businesses benefit from the program by gaining access to top students and receiving high value research free of charge.
The program fills gaps in education through meaningful experiences helping the Carleton community and beyond.
The inspiration for project-based learning stemmed from the fact that students stand to benefit from having more relevant real-world experience.
Carleton students have provided hundreds of hours of consulting services and made significant impacts on the clients’ businesses. Not only has the program provided value for the clients but students have been able to access employment and references directly from the projects they completed.