TeamWorkA proven virtual international programme connecting organisations with multi-disciplinary teams of students from Warwick and other top universities around the world. The programme helps students to develop their international experience, intercultural and communication skills and project management techniques, whilst organisations benefit from a diverse student perspective on a project of your choosing.
Why take part?
Students need your guidance, knowledge, opinions, and discussions to broaden their horizons and practice their skills to help prepare them for their career after university.
This is a unique opportunity for you and your organisation to give back, whilst benefitting from having a team of students apply their perspectives, global outlook and academic abilities to your specific project or challenge. TeamWork is also an ideal branding opportunity for your organisation. Plus, you have an opportunity to spot prospective graduate talent for recruitment.
What we need from you
- Confirmation of your interest and a project brief by 30 March 2022
- A mentor for the student team, who is available to provide an initial briefing, plus feedback weekly online to the student teams for four weeks between June and August (the times could vary depending on project)
- Feedback to your student team on the project outcomes/final presentation
- Student application and selection process for the programme
- A multi-disciplinary team of students, who will have undergone a training and skills onboarding programme before they begin your project
- Support from a Warwick facilitator assigned to you and your project
- Promotion of your organisation to all of the TeamWork students
How to get involved
We welcome projects from organisations around the world and from a wide range of sectors.
The project could be a challenge facing your organisation, or an area that your organisation wishes to explore further. Or simply a project that would benefit from a student view. Ideally, for 2022, we would like your project to fit into one of these areas:
- Sustainability & Social Impact
- Healthcare & Society/Global Wellbeing
- Business Transformation & Change Management
- Technology, Innovation & e-commerce
- Consultancy & Strategy
- Marketing & Social Media
- Finance, Data & Strategy
We have had an excellent response for projects, and have now closed applications.
If you have not yet applied, and were hoping to take part, please contact esther dot de-perlaky at warwick dot ac dot uk to discuss.
The proactivity of the students and their motivation was fantastic. They exceeded our expectations - they delivered us with a report and insight which we will take forwards and use to develop our services further.
TeamWork 2021, Bloom Biorenewables (Switzerland).
The commitment the team gave to delivering on our objectives was outstanding. We don’t get that commitment from some teams that we spend a lot of money on!
TeamWork 2021, Chief Executive, OTOJoy (USA)
The students' commitment and enthusiasm was excellent. They were given their brief and got on with the tasks to a very high standard, they certainly all worked very well together. They produced surveys and social media content that we will now use. We would recruit any of them!
TeamWork 2021, CEO, Adviza (UK)
It was a great experience to be part of this programme. I am very impressed with the quality of student work that came out of this project. With minor changes, we are planning to implement the students' suggestions for our digital presence. I cannot think of a better talent tool to reach out to.
TeamWork 2021, Thandra Consulting (India)
These projects required the students to climb fast learning curves across a range of disciplines. They had to come together from a standing start without any prior in-person interaction, bond as a working unit across national and cultural boundaries, become familiar with new and wide-ranging commercial, societal, and technical topics and learn to present their conclusions on a live virtual stage. That both teams achieved this, with a high level of competency and aplomb, is a credit to them as individuals and to their respective academic institutions. The work products they produced were insightful and immediately of use to my sponsoring companies. I trust the experience the students gained will equip them well for their future careers. I remain highly impressed with TeamWork programme. It generated an almost immediate return on my investment in time to mentor the teams and I will participate in the programme next year.
TeamWork 2021, Aretiico (UK)
For more information, please contact Esther de Perlaky esther dot de-perlaky at warwick dot ac dot uk or Nicola Black n dot black at warwick dot ac dot uk