Q: What is the main function of the Global Scholars Program?
A: The goal of our Global Scholars program is a) to provide current academics with an opportunity to make valuable networking relationships while building their CV and b) to assist in our goal of connecting academia with industry. Our founders were grad students -- when they created this program and wanted to provide an opportunity they felt was not available to them during their studies.
Q: How much time does a project take?
A: Each of our projects run anywhere from 4 - 6 weeks in length. On average, Scholars spend between 15-30 hours for the duration of the project, which breaks down to about 5-6 hours per week. For each project, there are three (3) one-hour meetings that we ask our Scholars to attend.
Q: What is the commitment of a Global Scholar?
A: The amount of time that you are a part of our program and the amount of projects that you work on with us is entirely your decision. You are not obligated to a minimum amount of time or number of projects. We only ask that if you select a project, you must see it through completely.
Q: What are some of the benefits of being a Scholar?
A: Direct connections to Global Innovation leaders at Fortune level companies, which has led to employment. Gaining industrial experience. Networking with other Scholars. Project Management Certification through the Project Management Institute. And for our Scholars without funding restrictions, we do offer a small financial gift at the conclusion of each project.I'm a little bit skeptical of their business model (basically picking the brains of grad students and postdocs for open-ended corporate research questions), but much like Innocentive, it could be fun and it could be useful. It's probably a lot more lucrative for the company than it is for the student/postdoc, for sure.
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