Waterloo Experience (WE) Accelerate Project Submission Form

For the WE Accelerate program, we are seeking real-world projects that allow students to leverage the skills they will acquire through industry-led skill development in June.

If your organization has projects that align with the skills that students will be learning and meet the requirements below, we invite you to submit this form. Once you fill out the form, a staff member will contact you to collect any additional details and answer any questions you may have.

WE Accelerate project requirements:

  • Each project will be assigned one or more teams of approximately 5 students to complete assigned work (depending on the scope of the project, you may choose to have multiple teams).

  • Each project must involve a minimum time commitment of 120 hours per student across 3-6 weeks from July to August 13, 2021.

  • Each project must have a contact person assigned by the industry partner to provide guidance, supervision and feedback to students throughout the duration of their project work.

  • Each project must involve a final deliverable to be assessed by the industry partner, with overall feedback provided to the students in the form of a student performance evaluation.

  • Each project must be able to be completed remotely.

If you have questions about filling out the form or taking part in WE Accelerate more generally, please reach out to your Account Manager. If you haven't hired with us before, please contact hire.talent@uwaterloo.ca and a Business Developer will reach out to answer your questions.

Please fill in your project details below:

Information and privacy: questions regarding the collection of information on this form can be directed to the form administrator.

Please include Address, City, Province/State, Country, and Postal/Zip code.
Each project must have a contact person assigned to provide guidance, supervision and feedback to students throughout the duration of their project work. Please provide the name of your assigned contact person.
Please provide the email address of the assigned contact person above.
Please provide the phone number of the assigned contact person above.
Please provide any details about your project, including the name and/or nature of what the students will be working on.
Project duration * (required)
Please provide a rough sense of when you would like students to complete your project.
Please describe the time commitment for students over the project period. For example, how many hours per week will the student be working on the project? Is there an expectation that students are available specific hours to work on the project, meet with staff, present work and discuss updates?
All projects must be completed remotely. Please confirm that you are able to meet this requirement.
Number of student teams required * (required)
Each project will be assigned one or more teams of approximately 5 students to complete assigned work, depending on the scope of your project. Please indicate how many teams of approximately 5 students you will need to complete your project.
Please provide any details about the expected outcome of the project.
Please identify any training that will be provided to students before they begin their project work.
Technology requirements
Please identify any required technology that students will need in order to complete the project.
If you will be providing students with any technology to complete your project, please indicate what you will be providing below.
Technology expense reimbursement
Are you able to reimburse any student technology-related expenses?
Please provide details on any agreements that will need to be signed before the students begin your project (e.g., nondisclosure agreements, intellectual property ownership, project overview, etc.).
Will you be providing students with an award at the end of the project? If so, what amount will you be providing?
Each project must have a support person assigned to provide guidance, supervision and feedback to students throughout the duration of their project work. Please confirm that you will have someone available to guide students through your project.
If you already know who will be guiding students through your project, write their name here.
If you already know who will be guiding students through your project, write their email here.
If you already know who will be guiding students through your project, write their phone number here.
I agree to adhere to the requirements outlined above, including the requirement to complete a student performance evaluation at the end of their work on my project.