Become an ISE Corporate Partner

The Department of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering (ISE) welcomes an opportunity to work with corporate partners.

Here's a page outlining our graduates’ core competencies—and coursework—of interest to corporate recruiters. More detailed information on the competencies of our Industrial Engineering and Systems Engineering and Design undergraduates is available here.

Benefits for the members of the ISE Corporate Partners Program

Partnering with ISE provides companies unique access to connect, attract, and engage with some of the finest industrial and systems engineering students in the world.

The ISE Corporate Partners Program is designed to increase your corporate visibility and brand recognition to top-notch industrial and systems engineering students and faculty.

Partnership with ISE also provides support for student organizations and projects, student community engagement, as well as several other professional development opportunities.

Partner benefits

Igniting ISE Tech Talk

  • Student-chaired 60-minute technical talk by your company (1-3 members of the IISE student group will be on site)
  • Audience potential of 50-100
  • Promotion of talk on social media (Instagram, Twitter, FB), digital displays, email announcements, and on department calendar. Promotional PDF/PP will be provided by company
  • Pizza and beverages for 50 people

Corporate Day

  • Access to students in high traffic areas
  • Office space for interviews
  • Igniting ISE Tech Talk
  • Facilitated access to student groups/organizations

Company Hackathon/Case Competition/Mottier Challenge

  • 2-4 conference/class rooms provided
  • Advertise on social media (Instagram, Twitter, FB), digital displays, email announcements, and on department calendar. Promotional PDF/PP will be provided by company

Corporate After Hours (Career Fair)

  • Fall and spring booth space
  • Booth signage
  • Recognition on ISE social media (Instagram, Twitter, FB), digital displays, email announcements, and on department calendar.

Facilitated Research Day

  • Explore opportunities for funded research projects to benefit company
  • Opportunities to develop business connections with faculty research groups
  • Facilitated access to experts in ISE fields
  • One-on-one meeting with ISE research area faculty
  • Attend student presentation(s) for specific research area
  • 60-minute technical talk with research area faculty and students

ISE Events

  • Attend spring awards banquet
  • Project challenges and showcases
  • Research days

Advertise Internship and Job Opportunities on ISE Job Board

  • Company Branding/Marketing/Job Postings
  • Partnership announcement in ISE Annual Report
  • Open internship and career opportunities posted on ISE job board
  • Listed in E-News letter

Additional Opportunities to Engage

Industry Field Trip For ISE Students

  • On site tour of company and presentation to students
  • ISE chaperoned
  • Photography and promotion after the fact to bolster company image

Remodel Student Lounge

  • Company recognition on social media, print & web materials, email announcements
  • Increase usage of student lounge, study and collaboration space
  • Increase and improve space for student leadership, clubs and organizations
  • Increase and enhance space for large student events (IISE General Meetings, and Corporate Days)
  • Company recognition on social media, print & web materials, email announcements
  • ½ Day table set up in student lounge

IISE Partnership (Student Chapter #820)

  • Annual support of Lean and Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
  • Info Session at General Meeting – promotion provided by IISE student club
  • Branding on IISE website, social media (Instagram, Twitter, FB), and annual t-shirt

 Engineer in Residence Class

  • IE/SE/GE alum that represents a corporate sponsor may be guest speaker in SE 290

 Senior Engineering Program (SE 494)

  • Corporations present a real technical problem they face to a student team with faculty advisor
  • Students must complete the project to graduate
  • Students have access to a versatile laboratory and all ISE resources to complete their project
  • Companies may request their project be kept confidential
  • Previous student teams have won awards and patents, and seen their solutions implemented successfully at great savings to the corporate sponsor
  • Attend final presentation
Contact us for details:

Julie Gustafson
Coordinator for Corporate, Alumni, & Student Relations
Industrial & Enterprise Systems Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
111 Transportation Building M/C 238
104 S. Mathews Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801
jdg5@illinois.edu
(217) 244-0095