Behind the Scenes: What it’s Like to Work at the RBDC

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What is it like to work at the Research and Business Development Center (RBDC)? This is

something all our new interns want to know, so here is a quick overview of what to expect when

you do a project with us.

First, you sign up! Go to the job board and find a project you are interested in. You then apply for the project and fill out the application form. If you are interested in more than a project, you only need to apply once. The deadline is one week before the semester starts.

Right before the semester starts, you will receive an email with the Project Interest survey where you will choose your top five projects you would like to work on. Then, the Project Managers and staff will do their best to assign you to one or two of your top five projects. The semester starts with two kickoff trainings where teams will be announced, among other important things. There are weekly trainings throughout the semester where you learn skills that will help you have a successful internship experience. During the first week you can expect to have your first meeting with your client where you will discuss what the project entails. From there the work begins!

After your first meeting, you will begin working with your team to deliver the final product one week before the semester ends. You will work closely with your project manager and an executive mentor to make sure you are adding value to the project and to help you answer any questions you may have about the internship and the project. At the end of the semester, you will put together a final deliverable and give a final presentation to your client.

The process is easy and simple, and the work you do for these companies not only gives you great work experience, but provides valuable information to them. It is a win-win for everyone. If you are interested in working on one of our projects, check out the job board here or apply now by clicking here.