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Featured Projects for University of Connecticut School of Business
Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that are similar to those given to any recent college grad or intern. Not only is this a great way to support UConn business students, it also provides you with immediate support and complements your campus recruiting efforts.
Post a Custom Project
Click on the link above to create your own project. You can determine the project scope, deadlines, and other details. If you need help, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Identify 25 companies/contacts in a defined market that fall under our ideal customer profile. Once identified, provide the company name and contact information (name, position, phone, and verified email) for key decision makers.
Research and segment lead generation lists (approximately 100 individuals) based upon past interaction on our website and email engagement. Deliverables include name, company, role, and contact information.
Create a market analysis for a specific industry. As part of this, determine and provide details on existing companies in the space. In addition, determine trends associated with the growth of the space and key drivers of success or failure.
Provide a student with a dataset and have them remove duplicates, update outdated records, and ensure there is consistent formatting. Students can work to ensure data quality by verifying its integrity and making sure it is complete.
Social Media Content Calendar
Create a social media content calendar with 2 posts per day for the next month. The posts should have a good mix of thought leadership, informational, and promotional content (which we will provide). In addition, we would also like you to curate and interact with social media content as well.
Provide a student with a job description and have them identify 25 candidates they think would be good for the position. The student provides a brief justification as to why they selected these specific candidates, as well as potential questions for each to use in an interview.
Diversity Best Practices
Assist in the development of a diversity best practices manual. Identify between 10 and 20 thoughtful articles that highlight the importance of diversity in organizations, best practices, and potential challenges. Summarize key points in a single document.
Research and draft a 1,200-1,600 word article/blog on a specific topic we will provide. The article should be consistent with existing articles posted on our website and other marketing channels. Reference at least two outside sources in the article, and carefully edit the final product.
Email Marketing Campaign
Develop a series of 3-5 emails to help promote an upcoming initiative. The emails will be sent out sequentially and should play off each other to drive engagement.
Extracting Insights from Data
Review and manipulate a data set that will be provided. After reviewing the data, provide a summary of actionable insights they have extracted.
KPI and Trends Report
Using financial, location, product, assortment, and/or other data, prepare a report to highlight key KPIs and trends.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Micro-Internship is a short-term project that can typically be completed within 5-40 hours and is due within a few days to a few weeks. These projects require no on-boarding and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. These are important but low-risk tasks that aren’t the best use of your time.
You set the price for each project. All projects are fixed-fee, and most are listed between $200-$600, typically implying $15-20/hour based on estimated hours of work. 90% of this fee goes directly to the intern, and there are no obligations or other fees even if the relationship turns into an internship or full-time role.
In short, it’s easy as Parker Dewey handles it all. No HR burdens. No conversion fees. No questions about ownership or worries about confidentiality.
Employment: Micro-Interns are not your employees, contractors, interns, temps, or freelancers. Similar to working with a consulting firm or any other service provider, you are engaging Parker Dewey LLC to complete the assignment, and each individual you select is a contractor or employee of Parker Dewey. You can still directly interact with them as much or little as you would like, and always have the opportunity to hire them directly without any costs or fees.
Liability: We’re mission-driven and believe in the power of creating opportunities. That said, we take on all the liability. Not happy with the work product? We’ll give you a full refund or find an alternate Career Launcher.
Work Product: All work product is owned by you.
Confidentiality: While most projects involve public-facing information of a non-sensitive nature, both Parker Dewey and all Career Launchers sign strict NDAs to protect your information. In addition to the standard provisions, the students understand that they are risking their academic transcript or expulsion for any violation of confidentiality.
Background Checks: Given the short-term nature and structure of these assignments, we do not conduct background checks. While companies are always welcome to conduct a background check directly, the nature of the specific assignments and lack of a direct relationship with the individual who is selected has caused most organizations to defer the background check until after a Micro-Internship is completed and a student is offered a traditional internship or full-time role.
Micro-Internships are not meant to replace traditional internship programs but rather complement and even supplement them. Due to their short-term nature, Micro-Internships can be used year-round to find on-demand project support while simultaneously allowing you to engage and evaluate potential talent.
Micro-Internships can be either on-site or virtual, depending on the specific requirements of the project. We typically suggest remote, as this provides more flexibility and accessibility.
The best Micro-Internships do not require hands-on management to be completed. Career Launchers on Parker Dewey have core skills and are highly motivated to exceed expectations. During the Micro-Internship, the project manager—whether a hiring manager, team lead, or another employee—can engage the student however is best including email, Zoom, etc.
Our Client Program team is dedicated to making sure that it's as easy to hire one Micro-Intern as it is to hire 100. Contact us to learn more about Micro-Internship programs.