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Gain the confidence to enter conversations about corporate-sponsored undergraduate research.
Gaining corporate partners to sponsor undergraduate research and design projects is a great way to provide students with quality work experience and enhance the reputation of your institution. But there are many challenges associated with approaching potential partners and closing the deal. Understanding how to clearly communicate your goals and anticipating what questions future partners are likely to ask are key components to success.
Join us for this one-hour webcast and learn how to prepare for meaningful and successful conversations with future corporate partners. Our expert will guide you through how to:
- Prepare: Anticipate challenges, prepare a value statement, and clearly communicate the ask
- Onboard: Make the transition from potential partner to partner seamless
- Deliver: Provide the processes, tools, and student mentoring to execute projects successfully
Setting Up for Success: Bridge the gap between academia and industry
- Anticipate challenges
- Create a value statement
- Prepare to clearly communicate the ask
Onboarding Partners: Seamless transitions
- Communication best practices
- Understanding intellectual property
- Setting realistic expectations
Deliver: Provide the processes, tools, and student mentoring to execute projects successfully
- Identify the best students for projects
- Where and how to recruit
- Structuring your success
Who should attend?
This webcast will benefit Corporate and Foundation Relations staff who support academic programs. Faculty involved in experiential, project-based courses, capstone design programs, and/or undergraduate research programs that seek industrial support (course instructors and faculty program directors) will also benefit from this webcast.