Corporate Partner Benefits

Partnering with CEE Department provides benefits for you and the students.

All contributions received through the Corporate Partners Program will be used to directly support the CEE Department and its students, through scholastic activities, funding for student organizations and projects, financial assistance, and investments in infrastructure. As some of the best and brightest engineering students in the nation, investing in their academic experience is an investment in the future of your profession. 

Benefits of Sponsorship

Corporate Partners benefit from increased access to students, and higher visibility on campus. Specific program enrollment perks include the following:

Principal Partner

  • Complimentary booth in preferred location at the spring and fall CEE job fairs
  • Opportunity for early job fair registration
  • Recognition on plasma display screens throughout the CEE facilities as a Principal Partner
  • Recognition as a Principal Partner  along with company logo and link on the Our Partners webpage
  • Access to student résumé books through Illinois Engineering Career Services
  • Company information and announcements published on CEE undergraduate and graduate student blogs
  • Presentation to one of CEE's many active student groups (arrangements provided by CEE department)
  • Option to direct sponsorship to a student project or CEE fund of choice
  • First consideration for involvement in CEE's professional development series, Backpack to Briefcase and at Networking Nights on the evening before each job fair
  • One corporate day annually, structured to meet the recruitment goals of our Principal Partners (includes facility rental, advertising, and pizza/drinks)
  • Job openings sent directly to students, and the ability to target specific students for recruiting events
  • Priority for sponsorship of and participation in student projects and activities
  • Company logo recognition in both CEE magazines as a Principal Partner
  • A quarter-page advertisement offered annually in the CEE magazine sent to over 15,000 students, alumni, and friends

Legacy Partner

  • Complimentary booth in preferred location at either the spring or fall CEE job fairs
  • Recognition on plasma display screens throughout the CEE facilities as a Legacy Partner
  • Recognition as a Legacy Partner  along with company logo and link on the Our Partners webpage
  • Access to student résumé books through Illinois Engineering Career Services
  • Company information and announcements published on CEE undergraduate and graduate student blogs
  • Presentation to one of CEE's many active student groups (company pays all arrangements, including facility rental and food costs if applicable)
  • Opportunity for involvement in CEE's professional development series, Backpack to Briefcase
  • Company logo recognition in both CEE magazines as a Legacy Partner

Corporate Partners at all levels work closely with the program coordinator to help maximize the benefits of joining. The program coordinator’s goal is to facilitate partner involvement and help Corporate Partners make the most efficient use of their time on campus by assisting with event arrangements, making introductions, suggesting participation opportunities, and serving as a liaison between your company and the CEE department.

Corporate Partner membership is on an annual basis, running from the beginning of August to end of the following July.

Contact Us

Keely Ashman
Coordinator of Alumni & Corporate Relations 
1117 Newmark Civil Engineering Lab
205 N. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL  61801
(217) 333-6454
kashman@illinois.edu