Challenge Our Students
Does your business or organization have a challenge that needs solving? Discover the power of fresh new perspectives as you work with teams of our students to come up with novel solutions.
Submit a project
Harness the collective strengths of a diverse team of students. During a semester-long project or immersion, students will apply their coursework and knowledge to your real-world challenge. Projects submitted by companies should be strategic, relevant and challenging to our students. Corporate sponsors are invited to their team’s final presentation to educate key stakeholders on their findings.
Areas of interest: Consumer insights, digital technology, community challenges, supply chain, sustainability, and more.
“Engaging with the Strategic Marketing Immersion is a win-win. It gives me the opportunity to get a fresh, outside perspective from some of the brightest minds globally while giving the students an opportunity to engage in a real-world problem-solving scenario.”Will Brassel, MBA ’10, Johnson & Johnson
SoftBank asked students to come up with a hospitality use for an interactive humanoid robot named Pepper. Teams competed for $10,000 in prize money provided by The Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. See what the winning team proposed.
Boeing Innovation Challenge
Students traveled to Boeing headquarters to join teams from other universities in a hackathon centered around disruptive mobility, passenger comfort, and operational efficiency. Read one student’s account of the energizing event.
Digital Transformation Hackathon
Tech companies challenged students to use technology to solve problems—“Changing Business, Changing Education, Changing Lives.” Learn about the winning team’s device that can help doctors determine patients’ pain levels.
“SoftBank was really happy to come to Cornell, to access new ideas in software, hardware, social sciences. So it’s the beginning of a long story, I hope, between SoftBank and Cornell.”Rodolphe Gelin - Chief Scientific Officer, SoftBank Robotics
“I was really inspired by my time at Cornell, which included a warm welcome, amazing engagement and insights from a number of students, strong interest in aviation/aerospace…I definitely want to make Cornell engagement and associated recruiting a priority.”Airline Executive, Fortune 50 company
Cornell is working with Vingroup to create a new world-class private university that contributes effectively to the key economic sectors of Vietnam and the global knowledge-based economy.
Cornell is involved in every aspect of development from infrastructure and campus reviews, to curriculum development and faculty hiring.
The Mastercard Foundation’s initiative Hanga Ahazaza, which means “creating the future” in Kinyarwanda, the official language of Rwanda, aims to provide training for 30,000 Rwandans.
In partnership with the foundation, we are providing training and educational resources in hospitality and tourism.
General Managers Program
A transformational learning experience for elite hotel general managers and their immediate successors.
Professional Development Program
The premier career-building opportunity for hospitality professionals.
Food Industry Management Program
Outstanding programs for executives and managers in the food industry.