As a student in SNHU’s 3Year Honors Program in Business, you will gain practical business experience as part of your course work, while serving the community.
Senior Year - New Paradigm Design
Seniors operate a consulting business, New Paradigm Design, completing projects for real-world clients in the community. This is the academic service learning portion of the program.
Teams of students are matched with agencies, organizations and businesses that have specific needs that are related to course content. The teams then research and propose solutions for clients’ business challenges.
''Looking back on my undergraduate experience, NPD was, by far, the class that I learned the most in! The hands-on approach, practical and tactical discussions of actual business problems we were facing as we consulted for Globe Manufacturing Co., and the connections we made throughout the year made the experience all that much more valuable. The NPD senior consulting experience is an excellent model, which I believe all business students would benefit from participating in! In retrospect, I couldn¹t imagine learning in another paradigm; I am truly fortunate to have been part of the 3Year Honors Program and the NPD experience''
-Ryan DeFronzo '12
3Year Honors Program
NPD teams have worked on strategic plans, websites, marketing plans and more with such organizations as:
- American Express
- Capitol Center for the Arts
- Concord Regional Visiting Nurse Association
- Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors
- Currier Art Museum
- Granite State Literacy
- Globe Manufacturing
- Key Partners
- Heritage United Way
- Manchester Community Health Center
- NHCHEF Inc.
- New Hampshire Coalition Against Sexual and Domestic Violence
- New Hampshire Food Bank
- New Hampshire Supreme Court Society
- Sig Sauer Aademy
- Women’s Business Center
At the end of each semester, teams of four to five students work together on real business issues during the weeklong ''integrating experiences.''
The student teams will take what they have learned through the course modules offered during that semester and use it to solve a business challenge. At the end of the week, team members present their research and recommendations to professors, much as they would to supervisors, board members and shareholders in the business world. Example: case studies have included Starbucks, Apple Inc., Nissan, Royal Caribbean, and UPS. Each case is related to the courses taken that semester.
The integrating experiences are designed so you can see the relevance of the course material as well as develop new skills. You will receive a team grade and college credit.