How are partner organizations identified and selected?
The PGI Directors accept client applications and negotiate projects with selected partner organizations between June and August.
After being matched with students, how does the organization proceed?
The PGI Coordinators email the organization, informing them of the two to four consultants that have been matched with their project. The student consultants are to email the organization contact person to set up an initial meeting. Within the first two weeks, the student consultants should return a signed contract to the PGI Coordinators.
Please note that although the PGI tries to match students with all organizations that have expressed interest, there is no guarantee that the submission of a project scope document will guarantee student consultants.
If my placement is not working out, what actions can I take?
Organizations and student consultants should try to communicate with each other via email and telephone. If you have concerns that you are not able to address with the consultants, you can contact the PGI Coordinators, who will be able to assist you in resolving the situation. The Coordinators can assist in solving the dispute in neutral manner and, if need be, reassign students.