Here are some frequently asked questions we receive from prospective clients about working with our agency.
Who owns the work?
Clients own all work produced, but there is a reasonable expectation that students can mention projects on resumes and in portfolios. Sometimes work is eligible for award entry which is discussed with client.
Is there confidentiality?
Students are required to sign nondisclosure agreements that they will never share sensitive or propitiatory information.
What are the client expectations?
We ask clients to consider two factors in working with us. First, that they should be available to their student team to advise, clarify and help—please become part of the teaching experience (including, where possible, attending presentations at semesters end). Second, while we believe our students to be among the best in the nation, please remember that they are students and set your expectations accordingly.
How long is engagement?
Classroom projects have specific teaching outcomes and run for a full semester (Sept.- Dec., Jan.-Apr.). They are best suited for bigger, in depth projects with the specific need in either research or strategic planning. The Agency is open for both semesters and the spring term (May-June) and is better suited to projects that incorporate several needs (research, planning and execution).
How much does it cost?
The Agency has to largely pay its own way. Research projects typically come in between $4,000- $6,000. Strategic planning classes typically cost $5,000-$8,000. Projects in the Agency are priced on an individual basis because the work can be so varied. Out- of-pocket expenses (travel, survey panels, incentives etc.) are billed at cost.