Working With PSU

Plymouth State is here to help! Nearly all of our academic programs maintain working relationships with partners such as schools, hospitals, businesses, government agencies, creative organizations, and local non-profits. These important relationships create engaged opportunities for students and faculty that include clinical experiences, basic and applied research, service learning, civic engagement, creativity and artistic expression, and regional collaboration.

The following are examples of our work with external partners:

Types of Engagement Possible Example
Events and Projects Class visit, career fair, semester project, service learning
Short Term Student Placements Volunteer, pre-service placement, co-op, work study
Long Term Student Placements Student teaching, clinical placements, internships
Scholarship and Knowledge Creation Curriculum development, sponsored innovation (tech transfer/IP), joint teaching, research
University Support Sponsorships, cluster support, philanthropy

This work tends to fit into three broad categories, ranging from informal and short-term to formal and long-term:

  • Relationships – professional networks, connections, informal inquiries, discrete one-time activities (e.g. class speaker).
  • Collaborations – often based on a specific project, idea, or need. Usually bounded in scope, with mutual commitments of resources (not necessarily financial). Not always formally articulated.
  • Partnerships – long tem arrangements of mutual benefit, most always articulated with a formal agreement like an MOU or contract.

Any member of a business or organization is welcome to contact the Center. If you’re interested in learning more about the various ways to engage with PSU, please contact Ben Amsden (blamsden@plymouth.edu; 603.535.3276) for a consultation.