Industry Today Volume 22 Issue 2

Operations at the University of Michigan has prepared business and engineering students to become the next generation of operations leaders. The Tauber Institute provides graduate students in the College of Engineering and Ross School of Business with high-level, oper- ations-management work experience and the opportunity to secure coveted jobs at leading corporations. “Two to three months after grad- uation, nearly 100 percent of our students are employed.” says Diana Crossley, Managing Director of the Tauber Institute, “Our intern- ship team projects set our students apart. It’s much easier to envision hiring someone who not only has technical skills, but who also understands how to apply them.” The crown jewel of the Tauber Institute’s program is its 14-week internship project where teams of business and engineering students 20 INDUSTRY TODAY FEATURE - TAUBER INSTITUTE