AMRE provides College of Wooster students with the opportunity to apply classroom learning to solve real-world problems in the role of business and organizational consultants.
Students earn competitive wages working full-time (40 hours per week) for eight weeks over the summer. They are assigned to small teams to work on pre-determined consulting projects. Together the teams form an AMRE community that joins together to participate in many professional development opportunities including presentation best practices, professionalism coaching, team-building exercises, resume guidance, reflection and more.
The skills and knowledge required for AMRE positions can vary based on each individual project. AMRE generally has the most opportunities for Mathematical and Data Science majors, however the program employs students from a wide range of disciplines, and all students are encouraged to apply.
The structure of the program is based upon several research teams which work independently on separate projects, but also come together for discussion of progress. These teams are comprised of students (usually three) and a faculty advisor. The faculty advisor involvement is heavy initially as the student team becomes familiar with the project definition. After approximately two weeks, involvement becomes primarily advisory as the students work directly with client representatives and others. Student teams give weekly progress reports in the form of oral presentations, in addition to periodic presentations to their respective clients. Each team also gives a final oral presentation and written report to the client upon completion of the project.
Participants receives a stipend of approximately $4400.*