Oh hey there

We're a group of students and faculty from Stanford who are creating a new way for you to work with us this summer. Here's the scoop:

For Companies & Organizations.

Design Summer is where you can share your most sticky, hairy, complex challenges and give students up to 12 weeks to help you make progress. Once you post a project, you'll be able to connect with and vet the student(s) who best fit the challenge. There’s no cost to you except to compensate the students for their time (hourly, stipend, etc) and the rate is up to you.

Our students have not only been studying design & problem solving in all forms, but they’re also part of a new pilot program focused on strengthening their abilities in storytelling, self-awareness, career navigation, and community building.

It takes less than 2 minutes to post a summer project and you can post as many you'd like.

Post a Project

For Undergrads.

Summer can be tricky. What should you do? Where should you go? How do you meet with the right people? And how should you prepare? If you have any of these questions, you're in the right place.

Design Summer (ME191) is a new 1-quarter, 1-credit class focused on helping you prepare for an intentional summer working alongside great people and companies. Here you will learn:

+ How to build (or rebuild) your portfolio/p>

+ How to create a personal brand

+ How to scope & pitch for projects

+ How to interview well

+How to reflect on your path and plan what's next with confidence

You'll also be part of sessions with alumni and industry partners who are interested in helping you find the right path, and access to an exclusive project portal with specific summer jobs/opportunities for Design Summer students.

Student Waitlist