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Career Launchers apply

Career Launchers apply
Review applicants

Companies choose from candidates
Build skills

Career Launchers gain work experience

Featured Projects for William & Mary

You can have any of these projects completed by a current student or alum, making it easy to give back and stay productive. 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.

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.

Community Relations

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

Diversity Best Practices

Assist in the development of a diversity best practices manual. Identify between 10 and 20 articles that highlight the importance of diversity in organizations, best practices, and potential challenges. Summarize key points in a single document.

Content Creation

Research and draft a 1,200-1,600 word article/blog on a specific topic to be provided. The article should be consistent with existing articles posted on organization's website and other channels. Reference at least two outside sources in the article, and carefully edit the final product.

Extracting Insights from Data

Review and manipulate a data set that will be provided. After reviewing the data, provide a summary of actionable insights that have been extracted.

Financial Model Development

Assist in developing a financial model to evaluate and present a new initiative. Student will be provided with data set and type of product to be delivered (spreadsheet, report, PowerPoint, etc.).

Social Media Engagement Feedback

Review postings on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites that tag or reference a specified organization. Prepare a report summarizing this information including key areas of feedback.

User Experience Testing

Conduct comprehensive UX testing on a specific website and provide feedback and suggestions on improvements to make. The student can also be asked to recruit others to provide additional feedback.

Case Studies

Create three case studies to be used for marketing purposes. Use information provided to draft the customer’s problem, alternatives considered, why they chose your company, and impact of working with your organization.

Regulatory Research

Research and organize the laws, rules, regulations, processes and required permits relevant to your business or industry. You define the information to capture and how you want the final product to be organized.

Marketing Collateral

Design marketing collateral for various events and campaigns. For this initial project, the student will create at least three pieces of collateral. The specific types of collateral to be designed will be discussed upon kickoff.

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 (to be provided).

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, but it also provides immediate support and complements your organization’s campus recruiting efforts.

  • Projects 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.
  • Services are available year-round as needed.
  • Micro-Internships provide an easy way for Career Launchers to build authentic relationships with organizations, alumni and recruiters.

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!

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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.

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Audition

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

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Access

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