Capstone – Project

12. Citywide Classroom Wifi Distribution – South Bend Community School Corp

A Collaboration Between

Engagement Synopsis

Citywide Classroom South Bend (CCSB) is a collaborative partnership to expand connectivity resources typically found in South Bend classrooms into the neighborhoods and homes of the students in this community. Through multiple studies, CCSB determined that 15-30% of South Bend Community School Corporation (SBCSC) students experience connectivity challenges. Without high-speed internet access, these students experience challenges communicating with teachers and have difficulty completing assignments, and therefore, fall behind in their coursework. Lack of access especially during times of remote learning threatens to leave our students behind. Having conducted large-scale distribution of wifi devices, CCSB is steeped in preparation for the next stage of the program. This project will center around an analysis of the current state of wifi distribution, identifying gaps in distribution or availability of open wifi, and recommending future business decisions on the next wave of implementation.

Learning Objectives:

To determine a comprehensive strategy for wifi distribution across a school district that serves over 16,000 students is not achievable within a week-long interterm. In February 2021, the enFocus team will have determined preliminary strategies to reach disconnected students. It is expected that Interterm students will provide this strategic change initiative with recommendations on addressing a portion of the problem at-hand. 

Addressing strategic change initiatives within non-profit or governmental institutions presents a unique opportunity for ND Interterm students. Through this immersive experience, students are expected to learn:

  • Data analytics toward driving informed decisions
  • Business management in a non-profit setting
  • Non-profit/governmental financial management
  • Implementation strategy of strategic initiatives in a non-profit/governmental organization
  • Differences in business operations between for-profit and non-profit entities

 

Company Information

CompanyenFocus Inc.
HQNorthern Indiana
RevenueUnlisted
Employees25-50
StageSmall Business
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time
Websitehttp://en-focus.org

Company Overview

enFocus is a 501 (c) (3) organization whose primary purpose is to attract and retain talented graduates from across the world. To accomplish this purpose, enFocus creates regional business and technology innovation projects across industry, civic and non-profit sectors that are completed by recent graduate Fellows and current student interns from a variety backgrounds and degree levels. The results of these projects lead to tangible outcomes: creating value for sponsoring entities, retaining graduates in the region, and starting new businesses from the solutions that are developed. Over the course of eight years of operation, enFocus has created over 100 Fellowships and nearly 900 internships to support over 200 sponsored projects, 21 start-ups, and 16 social impact initiatives.

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Hunter Guthrie

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Company Admin

Madi Rogers 

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolMasters in Business Administration (MBA)
Engagement Format -
CourseMBA Interterm (SPRING 2021)
LevelGraduate
Students Enrolled120 enrolled, 3-5 students per team per project
Meeting Day & Time3/22-25/2021
Student Time Commitment30+ Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment5+ Hours
Duration0.43 Weeks

Project Topics

Operations

Purchasing, Logistics, Supply Chain

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Assigned Students

Student

JuKuang Chung

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Student

Michael Courtois

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Student

Minsu Kim

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Student

Cory O'Donohue

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Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Submission
OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

OFFICIAL PROJECT KICKOFF

Each company will provide a web conference link and time for scheduled kickoff meeting
March 22 Event na
PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES PROJECT COMPLETE: UPLOAD FINAL DELIVERABLES
Please upload your final presentations and/or any final reports you delivered to the company.
March 25 Submission Required submission-required
Final PEER Evaluation Due

Final PEER Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Final SELF Evaluation Due

Final SELF Evaluation Due

March 28 Event na
Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #1 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 22 Event na
Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

Temperature Check #2 Due by 5:00 PM ET

March 23 Event na
UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY UPLOAD STATEMENT OF CONFIDENTIALITY
During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. Please download, sign, and then upload the Statement of Confidentiality. If your industry partner requires an additional NDA, that will be loaded as a Project Resources
March 20 Submission Required submission-required
Final Interterm Feedback Survey

Final Interterm Feedback Survey

March 28 Event na

Key Milestones & Project Process

Project Resources

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