Applied Methods and Research Experience (AMRE) gives College of Wooster students the opportunity to apply classroom learning in the role of business and organizational consultants.

For eight weeks of the summer, student teams and faculty advisors are paired with a business, industry, or agency (client). Student participants are exposed to practical applications of their liberal arts education in a “real world” setting. This experience aids students in determining professional interests and developing professional skills. The faculty advisors have the opportunity to be involved with a very select group of students in a summer activity, while potentially contributing to research in applied fields. Clients have the opportunity to tangibly support education and, at a low cost, obtain solutions to problems that would most likely not be addressed internally.

Benefits to Partner Organizations

  • Benefit from quality team-based project work or research that is supervised by College of Wooster faculty or staff. No management oversight of student-employees is needed.
  • AMRE team may bring new aptitudes (e.g., different perspectives expertise, comfort with technology and social media, etc.)
  • Results-based program where teams of students and faculty/staff use critical thinking, problem solving, and classroom skills to solve an organization’s real problems
  • Introduction to student workers that may lead to full-time employment

Benefits to Participants

  • Opportunity to apply classroom knowledge and skills to a real-world work experience
  • Gain relevant experience and develop new skills
  • Compensation, and sometimes satisfying a program requirement
  • Strengthening ties to the community
  • Meet new people and broaden personal and professional networks

Students Emmanuel Aboagye-Wiafe ’24, Sam Adjei-Sah ’24, and Endrias Tesfaye ’24 presented their research on childcare services to Community Action of Wayne and Medina Counties.

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Partner with Wooster Students

Great, I’m in! How do I start?

To explore ways to connect, organizations wishing to work with students from The College of Wooster should contact:

Cathy McConnell
Director, Experiential Learning and Community Engagement