Ralph Jaeschke Solutions for Economic Growth Center


The SEG Center is a premier vehicle for project-based learning at UW-Parkside. We bring together local community businesses with Parkside students and faculty to create a joint venture that benefits all parties involved.

The Center provides an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience working with companies and organizations to solve business problems. Student teams are assigned to selected projects and are run using a strict project management approach.

  • All teams have a faculty member with whom they work throughout the duration of the project
  • Continuous interaction with the client ensures that the teams are delivering a final solution that is in-line with the overall problem and needs of the client


SEG Center is comprised of several specialty centers focused on specific areas of business.

  • Information Technology Practice Center (ITPC)
  • Marketing Specialty Center (MSC)
  • Operations Management Specialty Center
  • Accounting and Finance Specialty Center


SEG projects have included the development and implementation of business and marketing plans; design and implementation of data networks, web applications and database applications; and more. Visit our Project Page for a complete listing.


  • Receive an opportunity to find solutions to real problems affecting real companies
  • Identify issues and work to find a realistic solution given the environments within which they are working
  • Understand project management and the importance of being able to deliver a final solution or product on-time and within budget
  • Receive hands-on work experience in finding solutions to business problems


  • Gain new perspectives from individuals not closely aligned with your business
  • Complimentary-no financial burden for the services that are provided
  • Network with students who could be future employees


Timothy H. Knautz, M.S.  |  262-595-2314  |  knautz@uwp.edu

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