Saunders College values its corporate partnerships. These partnerships are essential for offering real-world experiences for students in the form of Saunders Industry Advisory Boards, Saunders Consulting Group projects, capstone projects, judging student competitions and speaking engagements throughout our events calendar. Partners benefit from these activities by accessing the latest skills and resources that help address their business requirements.
Saunders seeks community and company projects for team and individual assignments. More robust projects are primary candidates for Executive MBA capstone students, while all projects may be considered for MBA and Masters capstone projects, or senior undergraduate class assignments. Capstone projects are completed as part of course requirements and therefore are subject to academic calendars and selection by faculty and student teams. Saunders Consulting Group offers consulting options that are not limited by the academic calendar and specific course requirements.
Saunders corporate partners also offer paid cooperative education placement opportunities for Saunders students, representing a long standing tradition where students gain valuable work experience. In hiring Saunders coop students, partners access student talent before graduation to tap a high ROI workforce while helping build a pipeline of new talent to meet their workforce demands.
Access top talent and research
Corporate partnerships at Saunders allow inputs from industry experts to help guide and direct curriculum development. This helps business programs stay in-tune to the latest industry trends and employer demands for talent. Often partnerships involve participation on industry advisory boards, research projects with faculty, or with one of our research centers. Participation allows them to tap into the Saunders community, ensure they find the skills and experience they seek in college graduates and provides access to faculty who drive thought leadership on an international scale.
Contact us today to discover more about all our corporate partnership opportunities, or inquire about new and enterprising partnerships yet to be explored.