Through Robert Morris University’s ICenter, students are able to work as consultants with real clients in an authentic work environment. Students have the opportunity to learn project management, take initiative and make decisions in a creative and supportive environment all while earning course credit. We are extending this unique course opportunity to students that are currently enrolled in a community college for free. Courses offered begin in July and September 2013.
Lights, Camera, Action
Orland Park Video and TV Production – Orland Park Campus
Students take part in Video Production assignments for a community based broadcast. The topics change quarterly, but students are responsible for many aspects of TV and Video production, including camera work, editing and other items that correlate with producing the episode(s).
History in the Making
Enos Park Association – Springfield Campus
RMU students will be working with the city of Springfield & the Enos park Association (historical organization) in identifying existing properties within this neighborhood for the purposes of down town zoning designations. The existing historical register that is currently being used was completed in 1983 & is in need of being updated. Students will create a property inventory including a current picture of each property & specific structural detail. Students will participate in field inventory work & documenting this information for the city of Springfield to update the current register and help the city of Springfield to cite any violations.
Illinois Technology Foundation Think Tank
Center for Innovative Thinking - Chicago Campus
Students will work as consultants for the Illinois Technology Foundation and help Underwriters Laboratories with a data mining project. ICenter students participating in the project will be working on a concepts and practices to support business strategy or technology strategy for this local client. These industry leaders are looking for a solution to their challenge and want diverse perspectives and innovative thinking to apply to their specific situation. The Center for Innovative Thinking is an initiative of the Illinois Technology Foundation’s mission to support both academia and industry by developing and educating talent to meet the needs of business.
South Suburban Human Society – Chicago campus
Using Gamification to expand the brand recognition and increase involvement of existing members by creating a fun an interesting app or web device. Students are creating the platform to aid donors and volunteers of the organization with educational material in a compelling and interesting way. Students will learn programming and the creative creation of electronic material to education the public on the ethical treatment and humane care of animals.
Robert Morris University is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master's degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604, 312.263.0456). RMU serves over 7000 students interested in getting an education that meets the demands of today's business, graphic arts, health care, culinary and technical world at its main campus in Chicago as well as at locations in Arlington Heights, DuPage, Elgin, Orland Park, Bensenville, Schaumburg, Springfield, Peoria and Lake County.
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