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Strategic Corporate Partner Programs


The Corporate & University Relations Group (CURG) has an established record of successfully teaming with colleges and universities to develop Strategic Corporate Partner Programs with industry and federal laboratories. These alliances can involve a number of elements with core programs including:

Academic Year Professional Practice Programs
Corporate sponsored Senior Design (Capstone) projects encourage interdisciplinary team-based learning throughout the college/university. Projects involve four or five students working on a real customer problem for a full academic year (1200 hour minimum per team). Sponsors pay a fee established by the college/university, provide a stakeholder liaison that has weekly contacts with the student team and receive full intellectual property rights to the results. The goal is to immediately develop a self-sustaining corporate sponsored Professional Practice Program and become a recognized leader in the preparation of work-ready graduates.

Corporate Scholars Program
Corporations contribute to a scholarship pool that is used to recruit, retain, and graduate the highest potential students with particular emphasis on under-represented and/or economically disadvantaged students. A distinguishing feature of this program is the involvement of the corporate partners and student organizations in developing leading edge experiential programs that complement the Professional Practice Program.

Summer Internship and Professional Practice Programs
Individual students and student teams work at a corporate facility to gain hands-on experience that enhances their readiness to make immediate contributions upon graduating. It is advantageous for students to engage in summer internships or team projects preceding or following their participation in Professional Practice Programs.

CURG has helped to establish successful Strategic Alliance initiatives with the College of Engineering, Computer Science and Technology at California State University, Los Angeles ( CSULA ), for the Engineering Department at the Arizona State University Polytechnic ( ASU Poly ) campus and at the Baskin School of Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz ( UCSC ). The CSULA Professional Practice Program that CURG helped launch in 2008 received the prestigious Excellence in Engineering Education Collaboration Award from the Corporate Member Council of the American Society of Engineering Educators at the 2012 ASEE/CIEC Annual Conference. Strategic corporate partnerships established by CSULA, ASU Poly and UCSC include Boeing Company, DirecTV, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Space Systems/Loral, Honeywell Aerospace, Raytheon, Aerospace Corporation, Medtronic, On Semiconductor, PayPal, Sempra, Southern California Edison, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NAVSEA, Applied Materials, Corning, eBay, Google, Oracle, Plantronics, Texas Instruments and Los Alamos National Laboratory as well as others. CURG is well positioned to help your college/university build strong and effective corporate partnerships.



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