Initial Meeting

Finding Connections at William & Mary

We generally arrange an initial meeting with company representatives to help identify potential areas of collaboration. In subsequent meetings, we arrange discussions with faculty members who have skills in the targeted areas.

Collaborations can include research contracts, applications for grant funding, or arrangements for faculty and students to pursue consulting projects. Sometimes faculty can integrate case studies into coursework, particularly in the Schools of Business and Public Policy. For example, we have very active connections with programs in the School of Business such as the COMPETE program, the Entrepreneurship Center and the Field Consultancy Program.

We don't expect you to explore all the details on your own. That's our job. We'll discuss the possibilities at the initial meeting.