It may not be necessary to cover all of these points, and there will be some specific things you need to address for your own project, but these should be helpful to kick off the conversation!

  1. Is the project scope from the company clear and complete, and does the instructor understand your goals?
  2. Does the project meet the needs of the course learning objectives, and fit within the students abilities? If not, at this point it’s possible the instructor will propose changes, or you can mutually agree on a revised project scope.
  3. What resources will students need to get started? Will they need access to your financial information?
  4. If the company requires students to sign an NDA or any other paperwork, make sure to raise this now.
  5. What does the typical level of communication look like? How often will students be contacting you, and how quickly are you expected to reply to student enquiries? Is an in-person meeting required at any point?

Point number 5 is key; covering this will help to properly set expectations.

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