Paul Projects: Corporate Engagement Programs

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Businesses Invited to Submit Proposals for Paul Projects Program

The Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire invites businesses and non-profits to propose projects and work with student teams.  These “real world” experiential learning opportunities help prepare students to excel in their careers, engage in their communities, and meet the challenges of the global business world. 

By engaging with student teams on capstone projects; companies strengthen connections with New Hampshire’s flagship university, tap into student talent, and contribute to developing future business leaders.

Start-ups, established businesses, non-profit organizations, and government institutions wishing to engage a student team during the Spring semester are encouraged to submit project proposals (or problem statements) by December 31st via the ONLINE PROPOSAL FORM.

A team of Paul College faculty advisers will review all submissions and forward approved proposals to the program that best aligns with the needs of the submitting organization.  A faculty adviser will contact selected firms to discuss team assignments and project timing.

Following are a few examples of Paul Project Programs:

Supply Chain Management Capstone Course: Seniors in the SCM option work in small teams with real-world clients on projects related to supply chain management functions such as supplier qualification, strategic sourcing, demand planning, logistics optimization, spend cube analysis, etc.

Marketing Workshop Capstone Course: Teams of seniors in the Marketing Option conduct market research and develop strategic marketing plans for a client-selected marketing problem.

Information Systems and Business Analytics (ISBA) Capstone Course: Seniors in the ISBA program work in small teams to solve information systems issues, develop quantitative models, and/or analyze complex data sets.

MBA Corporate Consulting Project (CCP): Graduate students in the Full-Time Master of Business (FTMBA) program work with New Hampshire small businesses on strategic business projects that apply and integrate concepts learned in class.

MSBA Capstone Project: Graduate students in the Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA) program work with clients on larger-scale analytics challenges - conducting data analysis, recommending data management strategies, developing data visualizations, etc.

MSAE Capstone Project: Graduate students in the Master of Science in Analytical Economics (MSAE) program support project clients with economic research and analysis.

Kimberly Clark
Director of Paul Career and Professional Success

University of New Hampshire 
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
Decision Sciences Department
10 Garrison Avenue
Durham, NH 03824


If you are interested in participating in the Paul Projects program,
please complete the Proposal Form.

Submission Deadlines:
For Spring Semester Projects . . . December 31


man feeding fish at a BAP-certified farm

"A team of ISBA students from UNH Paul College worked with us at Global Aquaculture Alliance to analyze and visualize product tonnage data within supply chains. The team created a Tableau dashboard to display the degree to which an importer’s certified aquaculture supply chain capacity is shared with competitors. This visualization was designed to convey how well or poorly the importer is meeting its own goals to fully endorse responsible aquaculture practices."

-Mathew Hofmann
Global Aquaculture Alliance

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"In 2018 an ISBA Capstone Team from UNH Paul College worked with NEMO Equipment to create a single data storage point for the operations team to house data generated from various points of the business. Previously data storage was achieved using a blend of Microsoft Access, Excel, and cloud-based ad-hoc reporting. As we grew, this approach became time consuming and prone to error. The student team helped us source and install a server along with the software and licenses that laid the path for us direct data into a new framework. This project allowed us to streamline reporting performance using Microsoft SQL which has reduced the time it takes to run reports and limits opportunity for error."

-Joe Bartlett
NEMO Equipment

Proulx Oil and Propane

Spring 2019 Capstone Project

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“The level of understanding of these student team members was remarkable with respect to the availability of advancing technology, online resources, and commercial application to our business challenge. I would welcome any of the team members to become a full-time employee with our company!”

-Jim Proulx
President/CEO, Proulx Oil

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“Personally, this experience has given me increased confidence in my ability to communicate, problem solve, visualize problems, and lead others. ”

-Jeff Anderson ’19
Information Systems and Business Analytics