How it Works

The Parker Dewey team is here to support you as needed, every step of the way!
Post a project

Step 1

Post your project on Parker Dewey using the examples below or by defining your own.
Career Launchers apply

Step 2

College students and recent grads nationwide see your project and proactively apply.
Review applicants

Step 3

Select the best applicant to complete your project.
Career Launchers gain experience.

step 4

Career Launchers gain experience.

Featured Projects

You can have any of these projects completed by a Western student or choose from applicants across the country. Clicking the project name will take you over to the Parker Dewey platform and allow you to make edits before posting your project request. You can also use the form above to connect with the Parker Dewey team about a custom request or to ask any questions.

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

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.

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. Summarize key points into a single document.

Content Creation

Research and draft a 1,200-1,600 word article/blog on a specific topic. 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.

Competitor Prospecting

Identify and research 15 companies that use one of your competitor’s services. Student will develop a spreadsheet outlining the offerings of each company and suggest strategies for why they may be willing to switch providers.

Social Media Competitive Review

Evaluate the social media and PR efforts of five competitors and your channels. The review will include the competitors' presence on social media, recent press coverage, etc. You'll receive a summary of the findings and recommendations.

Financial Model Development

Assist in developing a financial model to evaluate and present a new initiative. Organization will provide access to information and determine how student will present final results (report, spreadsheet, etc.).

Website Design/Updates

Assist with making various changes to a website. This could include minor changes such as reformatting pages and changing images. Or it could involve creating a new website or doing a complete overhaul to an existing site.

Community Relations

Help an organization create and maintain a positive presence within the local community. This may include drafting content for local publications and social media, event planning, and/or strategic outreach.

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.

Market Research

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.

Sourcing Candidates

Review a job description and identify 25 candidates you think would be good for the position. Provide a brief justification as to why you selected these specific candidates, as well as potential questions for each to use in an interview.

What are Micro-Internships?

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that are similar to those given to recent college grads or interns. Not only is this a great way to support our students, it also provides you with immediate support and complements your campus recruiting efforts.

  • Typically require 10-40 hours, and can be bundled to create a longer-term experience

  • Each project has a discrete deliverable, making it easier for companies and Career Launchers to evaluate outcomes

  • Available year-round as needed

  • Provides an easy way for companies and Career Launchers to build authentic relationships

While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.

This is the 'anti-staffing firm.' I set the price for the assignment, picked who I wanted, and when I decided to hire her, there were no fees.

Not only did the Career Launcher shine, he excelled. He took the brand to a new level and challenged our group to think outside the box. Could not have been more pleased or grateful for the opportunity to work with this motivated individual. It's all about opportunity and Parker Dewey gives students exactly that. I look forward to our next project!


Immediate Support

The short-term nature makes it easy for you to leverage Micro-Internships, while allowing college students to complete assignments around their schedules.



Through these short-term, professional assignments, the company and college students can mutually assess fit prior to committing to a longer-term relationship.



Micro-Internships allow the company to expand their access to potential candidates, while providing pathways for college students from all backgrounds.