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What can a CBI Partner Expect?
Experiences from other cities that have participated in similar programs in five cities throughout the nation indicate that USU's CBI partners can expect:
- Increased capacity - Thousands of hours of work from students
- Cutting edge ideas
- A fresh look at projects with a lot of energy behind it
- Added breadth to the project - several disciplines may look at a project for a unique outcome
- Opportunity to increase civic engagement of students and residents – the leaders of tomorrow
- A chance to test something new and look at riskier solutions without investing city resources
- Help with moving stalled/stuck projects forward
- Increased energy (internally and as external engagement)
- Good Press
- Professional Reports
- More qualified and experienced future job applicants
- Possibility of additional training for staff
- Ability to create a more livable and sustainable city
- Stronger connections to minority populations and creation of awareness and sensitivity about assets in community
- Progression of ideas to be used for years to come
What will NOT happen:
- Students will not replace consultants. Instead, they expand the conversation.
- 100% excellent and usable work – there will be a range, but that range will include excellent work.