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Corporate Partner Program Funds Management

Specifically, funds from the Corporate Partner Program are used to support students in the following ways:

  • Financial support: Corporate gifts provide funding for students to attend industry and academic conferences, career exploration trips such as Wall Street Week and Chicago Ad Week, purchasing specialty software to provide students with access to cutting-edge technology and resources, and other educational expenses.
  • Curriculum enhancement: Corporate partners provide valuable input into the Farmer School of Business curriculum, ensuring that it is aligned with the needs of the business world. Funding is used to help faculty conduct periodic curriculum reviews, update course materials, and transform industry input into the development of new courses and programs.
  • Career services: Corporate partners provide students with opportunities for internships and job placement. Funds are also used to support the Farmer School of Business Career Development Office, which provides students with career counseling, resume and cover letter writing assistance, interview preparation, and a variety of workshops and programming.
  • Student support services: Financial gifts are used to support student organizations and clubs, and to provide students with opportunities for professional development and leadership training.

In addition to supporting students directly, corporate partners also help to fund initiatives that benefit the Farmer School of Business as a whole, such as:

  • Faculty development: Corporate partners provide funding for faculty professional development, which helps to advance knowledge and innovation in the business world.
  • Leadership and coordination: Corporate contributions are also used to help fund leadership positions such as center and program directors, and department support staff.

The Farmer School of Business is grateful for the support of its corporate partners. Their investment in our students and our school helps us to maintain our reputation as a leading business school. This, in turn, benefits students by attracting top faculty and providing students with access to a network of successful alumni.