International Consulting Project Information

Students in the international consulting project

Interested in international work? Thinking about a career in communications, advertising or arts management? Need an international team experience for your resume?

Students, we have an exciting new opportunity this September to work on a short-term project with visiting students from a University in Germany. During the week of September 18-23, 2022, media management students from the RheinMain University of Applied Sciences will be on campus to work on a consulting project for a local organization in Lawrence.

We are recruiting KU students to work on this project with our visitors. This is a problem-based learning experience and an opportunity to work on an international team to consult with an organization on a communication campaign. Any student from any academic program or career focus is encouraged to apply.

This is an opportunity to develop employable skills in an international setting.


Your involvement:

Time involvement for you would be about 8-10 hours during the week of September 18-23, 2022. 

Teams will be formed and the problem described on Sunday, September 18.

Throughout the week, groups will meet to collaborate on the project and then present their pitch on Friday, September 23. 

Industry visits with advertising and media companies plus fun activities have been scheduled in Kansas City and Lawrence for our visitors during the week - these are optional but you are encouraged to attend, as your schedule allows.



  • International team experience
  • Intercultural communication skills
  • Data collection
  • Strategy design
  • Interviewing methods
  • Fast-track application for Summer 2023 Study abroad experience in Germany with our partner University!


Required activities:

Sunday, September 18:

  • 12:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: Meet the students, teams formed and team meetings scheduled (2 hours)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.: Presentation of the problem and instruction on communications and brand management (3 hours)

Friday, September 23:

  • 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm: Final Pitches presented
  • Additional meetings with your teams will be required during the week - these will be scheduled on Sunday based on availability.  


Optional activities:

  • Meetings with the local client
  • Trips into Kansas City to visit with advertising and media agencies
  • Cultural trips for shopping and dining
  • KC Royals game


To apply:  

Fill out this brief form - deadline is September 8, 2022: Students will be notified of their acceptance by September 14, 2022.



Contact Ann Hartley or Natalia Plotnikov

This project is organized by the University Career Center.