Senior-level business students available to help your business or nonprofit

Montana State University’s Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship is seeking local and regional businesses and non-profit organizations that are willing to offer students practical business experience in return for research, issue analysis or operational advice during the upcoming spring semester, which runs from Jan. 8-May 2.

Businesses and organizations that wish to participate are invited to apply to the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. Applications are available from Gary Bishop and are due Dec. 16.

Participating students will be enrolled in “BMGT 463—Entrepreneurial Experience” or “BMGT 475R – Management Experience.” Both are senior-level courses taught by Gary Bishop, associate teaching professor of management.

During the four-month courses, students will help manage special consulting projects requested by area businesses and non-profit organizations. Past projects have included developing business, marketing and financial plans, identifying ways to improve businesses, suggesting solutions to problems, re-branding businesses, developing websites and social networking sites, market and competition analysis, sales analysis, feasibility studies, assisting with human resources and customer services issues, developing employee training and handbooks, and other business and management processes.

In addition, the college recently launched a new program, Student Entrepreneurs in Action. As part of the program, local businesses and organizations may now apply to host a college intern from the program to work with the business or organization, at no cost, for 10 to 20 hours per week.

Application materials for both programs may be obtained by contacting Bishop at 994-7017 or by email.