EnterpriseWorks Shared Services Program

The EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois offers a Shared Services Program to help its clients with short-term project needs.

Let our diverse team of student specialists help your company with a variety of projects in areas such as graphic design, social media, web development, and business strategy.

Shared Services is a free service for eligible companies. To request a project, please submit an application online. If your application is approved, Shared Services will contact you and meet with you to start the project.

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Who is eligible?

What are the guidelines?

  • A  company may submit one request at a time.
  • Fall & Spring semester: Only one project request per company will be approved.
  • Summer: Multiple project requests from the same company may be approved. (Additional requests will not be considered until the deliverables from the previous project have been completed)
  • Project requests must be short-term in nature with specific deliverables
  • Project scope should be such that completion in a 30 business day period is reasonable


Types of Projects

Graphic Design
  • Logos
  • Website Wireframes
  • Pitch deck layout and graphics
  • Flyers, brochures, and posters
  • Redesign of existing print or digital materials
  • Trade show materials, such as pop up banners
  • Short duration (up to 3 minutes) videos, such as product videos, promotion videos, and product demo videos
  • Product photos
  • Company photos
  • Developing website content
  • Providing public relations and social media assistance
  • Proofreading and editing news stories, announcements, and pitch decks
Software Development
  • Website development using WordPress
  • Updating of existing websites using HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP
Human Resources
  • Writing and/or editing job postings
  • Consulting for recruitment and interview strategy
  • Assistance with hiring international students
  • Employee handbooks
  • Health insurance and other employee benefits
Business Strategy
  • Reviewing business plans and pitch presentations
  • Assisting with a market assessment
  • Reviewing business development strategy
  • Assisting with marketing and branding
Industrial Design
  • Design thinking
  • Empathic modeling
  • Mood board generation
  • Concept generation assistance
  • UI/UX assessment


Submit a Shared Services Request


Shared Services

This program gives startups access to student talent for projects.