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 NYIT Consultants for the Public Good  
Mission - NYIT Consultants for the Public Good is a collegial and collaborative project of multi-disciplinary NYIT students, alumni, faculty and staff that provides a broad range of expertise to nonprofits, public sectors and corporations committed to serving the public good.

 
  How it Works
Students and alumni apply to the program. Community Clients submit a project. Faculty members sign up to serve as Senior Consultants. All parties are invited to an opening presentation where community clients pitch their projects to consultants. Consultants identify the project they feel best suited for and then meet with the client. Consultants provide the client with a resume and the client has one week to select a team. Senior consultants introduce themselves and provide teams a synopsis of their areas of expertise and core strengths that could assist the teams in their projects. They also provide contact information to program participants.

Once teams are selected, a lead consultant is identified for each team and the projects begin. Teams are given a timeframe in which they have to complete the project (anywhere from 1-15 weeks). A project form must be completed and submitted to Career Services within the first week of beginning a project. Each project concludes with the submission of a written report documenting the project deliverables as identified by the client, and a presentation. A copy of the report must be submitted to Career Services. Consulting teams and community clients will be required to complete a program evaluation which will be made available online.

At the end of the term, all groups will present their project presentations and reports to an audience of community clients, senior consultants and NYIT community members. Senior consultants will choose the best proposals.

What do NYIT Consultants for the Public Good do?
NYIT Consultants for the Public Good work closely with our clients to tailor solutions to the specific needs of the community client. Fields of study from which consultants will be applying their theory and experience include, but are not limited to:
• Architectural Technology
• Interior Design
• Graphic Design and Computer Graphics
• Advertising/Communications
• Social Media
• Behavioral Sciences (Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Criminal Justice)
• Life Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Occupational and Physical Therapy)
• Computer Science
• Engineering (Electrical, Computer, Mechanical)
• Energy Management
• Nursing
• Business (Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management, Small Business, HR and Hospitality Management)
• Education

NYIT Consultants
• Must be an admitted NYIT student or a member of NYIT alumni
• Must be open to the use of technology as a communication tool
• Must commit to active involvement for duration of consultancy (1-15 weeks; 1-5 hrs per week)
• Be open to the possibility to serving with the client off site, should the work dictate it
• Must get resume approved in Career Net and have an updated profile in the system both at start and at end of the project
• Must be open to working as part of a consulting team which may consist of 1-6 people
• Lead consultants are chosen by the team and are responsible for project coordination, ensuring all project requirements are delivered on time and serve when necessary as the lead point of contact with the community client, senior consultants and Career Services.

   
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