Learn Do Share

Learn-Do-Share

JCU has a long tradition of integrating experiental learning with other academic
activities. Learn-Do-Share is the initiative that brings real companies and real problems into the classroom, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge to real-world situations.

Typically companies brief students who then work in teams, supervised by a professor, to solve problems or seize opportunities; the work spans several weeks and concludes with an oral presentation to the company, supported by a written analysis and recommendation.

Prof. Riccardo Maiolini's BUS 410 students presented a business plan to BoxEventi Italia and were offered a summer internship to implement it. Read their story.

Benefits to Students

Students participating in these projects:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to a real project, testing their newly acquired competencies
  • See problems and opportunities in their full complexity
  • Learn how constraints such as budgets, lack of data, uncertainty, and culture impact implementation
  • Practice interacting with the external world in a professional manner
  • Reinforce their research, public speaking, presentation and writing skills
  • Rise to the competitive challenge and present actionable recommendations
  • Prepare for the job market, learning to understand the company’s perspective
  • Enrich their resume with demonstrable evidence of their skills
  • Provide a valuable service to the local community

Benefits to Clients

In addition to fulfilling a positive social role, client organizations receive valuable benefits, as they:

  • Gain enthusiastic young talent, guided by professionals
  • Complete projects they may not otherwise have the resources to pursue
  • Acquire specific competencies they may not have in-house (including languages and
    a highly international perspective)
  • Approach problems from a fresh, external point of view
  • Receive multiple solutions to the same problem (unlike traditional consulting)
  • Have access to a demographic class that may represent their future customers
  • Meet talented students they may want to hire upon graduation
  • Lend their experience to the training of the next generation of leaders

Learn more about the program and how it works.

Download the brochure