The Student Consulting Lab is a collaboration between small teams of Evans School students, their faculty advisors, and our public, private, and nonprofit partners to co-create solutions to policy and organizational problems.  

This is program has built the capacity of local organizations for more than 20 years. This year, in alignment with our new mission statement, purpose, and values, we are emphasizing work with partners that have a clear and articulated commitment to equity, both in how they work with our students and in the projects they propose.  

Learn more about our talented students, the features of a great project proposal, how to work collaboratively with student and faculty teams, and our role in setting both our students and our partners up for success.

Student Consulting Lab project proposals for the 2021-22 academic year are due on August 31st.

How It Works

Under the guidance of faculty advisors, teams of three to five  skilled, second-year Master of Public Administration (MPA) students dedicate approximately 10-12 hours per week to their selected projects over a five-month period. 

Participation in the Student Consulting Lab includes a project fee of $1,850. If the project fee is a financial barrier to participation we also provide fee waivers, which can be requested through the proposal form. 

Hear From Our Partners


Review Sample Projects

Meet the Student Consulting Lab Team

Matt Steuerwalt

Associate Teaching Professor

Marie Angeles

Interim Assistant Dean of Students, Chair of Equity & Inclusion Council