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Quad programs are built to elevate opportunities, educate graduating innovators, and incubate leaders capable of building solutions to our community’s most compelling problems.


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Summer Intensive Program

Turn your ideas into action, expand your networks, develop your professional experience, solve pressing community problems, and create impact in the city you live in through our four-week signature immersion program. This paid, action-oriented, full-time experience will allow you to dive deeply into a business or community problem, create tangible results and, most importantly, set you up for rapid professional accomplishment and leadership positions after graduation. Curious about some of the problems you would be solving? Click the application link now.

Application deadline:
April 13, 2018
with rolling admissions until the deadline.


  • Applications are currently open for these competitive, team-based learning opportunities that will run throughout Spring Semester, 2018.
  • All eligible students and recent alum from the four Quad schools are invited to apply, regardless of major or degree track.
  • All team members will receive a stipend. More information about preferred qualifications, eligibility, and specific project parameters are available on the application page for each project.


We work with our community partners to build experiences that highlight opportunities for innovation in our community. These aren’t yesterday’s information sessions and panel discussions. Instead, they’re an opportunity to live what is happening at the cutting edge of progress in Colorado Springs.


We offer a series of noncredit educational opportunities that build relationships with community leaders and abilities in skills that matter in today’s workplace. Design thinking, feasibility analysis, strategic communications, fundraising, creative problem solving and public speaking are some of the many skills that the Quad develops through the collective expertise of its four partner colleges. These classes are like no other, and teach students what it takes to turn ideas into valuable action.


We curate paid opportunities for students to go hands on solving problems for major organizations in the area. Teams of students and alumni, supervised by invested faculty and staff, can spend up to a year developing a solution that works.

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