Tackle your most complex challenges with driven undergraduate and graduate students from Stanford's Product Design program.
We're a group of students and faculty from Stanford's Design Program who are creating a new way for you to work with us this summer. Here's the scoop:
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 undergraduate and graduate students have not only been studying design in all its 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.
More Info & Past Examples
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.
Design Summer has 3 mandatory class sessions. Dates are: Saturday OCT 5th 9am-2pm (Class Launch), Tuesday NOV 5th: 6:30-8pm, Thursday, DEC 5th: 6:30-8pm.
Apply for the fall session by October 4th