Companies can get involved with the MMM Program in a number of ways:
Sponsor an Integration Project
By sponsoring an Integration Project, you can address problems regarding your current business and technology issues, while providing a valuable experience for our students who will work with you under the supervision of a faculty member.
The benefits are clear:
- Firms get economical consulting from top engineering and management students and faculty.
- Students get to work on a problem of real importance and apply their growing expertise in design and management.
- Both Northwestern and firms such as yours develop long-term partnerships that create opportunities for future talent recruitment and faculty enrichment.
How to Participate
Integration Projects are run during the fall and winter quarters (September to March).
The MMM Program selects projects from spring to summer to begin planning and organizing student teams by the middle of the summer quarter.
Download INTEGRATION PROJECT BROCHURE & PROPOSAL FORM
Hire a MMM Student
Since the program's inception, MMM students consistently demonstrate an ability to transcend boundaries.
They are broadly trained to understand the world of products and services, including:
- conception and design
- efficient operations
- supply chain management
- outsourcing issues
- continuing support and revision of products and services
- business functions
MMM students apply this knowledge to a wide variety of business functions, making them excellent managers and workers across the company, able to integrate systems in areas such as:
- product development
How to Recruit MMM Students and Graduates
Host a Corporate Visit
In the MMM program, visits to design facilities, both domestic and overseas, provide an important compliment to the classroom experience. Contact the MMM Program to arrange an industry visit.
MMM students have the opportunity to visit various facilities as part of their Design Thinking core curriculum. Companies such as Toyota, Herman Miller, Harley-Davidson Inc. and others have provided plant visits for MMM students in the past.