Student Applied Benchmarking
Do you have an idea for improving your college or your community?
Participate in Student Applied Benchmarking (SAB) at Wake Tech. Become a change-maker, have an impact, engage in social entrepreneurship and develop 21st-century skills. You might even win a $1,000 scholarship!
SAB is the student component of Wake Tech’s Applied Benchmarking initiative for employees. Students identify a problem to solve or a process to improve, contact an expert to research best practices and create an innovative proposal for change.
A SAB project will include the following:
- Identifying an issue you'd like to address or a problem you’d like to solve
- Conducting research to find others who have successfully addressed or solved it
- Contacting and interviewing individuals, other schools, businesses, etc., to learn about their methods
- Developing a plan for implementing the idea or solution
- Compiling information
- Submitting your project
How to get started
2: Find a sponsor for your project. SAB projects require sponsorship by a Wake Tech faculty or staff member. You may contact any faculty or staff member you choose to be your sponsor or email [email protected] for a sponsor list and assistance in choosing one. Email [email protected] with the name of your project and your sponsor.
3: Take part in the Student Applied Benchmarking course in Blackboard. Sign up for the course by emailing [email protected] and asking to be enrolled. The course contains a poster template and link for submitting projects. Submission deadlines can be found on the Blackboard course.