There are a number of other ways companies can partner with the School of Business to enjoy the benefits of working with students and faculty at a technology-focused business school near New York City.
Scholarships and fellowships
Financial aid is a critical part of Stevens’ mission to increase the size, quality and positive experience of the student body.
By providing a scholarship or fellowship, a sponsor forges a bond not only with the School of Business, but with a promising student, who often acts as an ambassador for your company on the Stevens campus. These students often pursue a tailored course of study to meet the leadership needs of the sponsor organization.
Its proximity to Manhattan helps Stevens bring managers and decision-makers at companies in every industry to campus for seminars and guest lectures. Classroom lectures, club-organized executive visits and the Heath Lecture Series are some ways partner companies can demonstrate their real-world skills to students while building recognition with some of the brightest business students in the tri-state area. Both Stevens students and partner companies have benefited from the direct interaction made possible through such opportunities.
- Small Talks about Big Data. Big Data and decision analytics are important concerns at Stevens and in boardrooms everywhere. This lecture series features academic experts and practitioners who discuss important topics in not only Big Data analysis, but its applications in developing strategy.
- Heath Lecture Series. A twice-yearly guest lecture in which an executive discusses how technology and innovation can be used in business to make demonstrable impact. Past speakers have discussed big thinking about Big Data and technology’s disruptive impact on how companies perform essential functions.
- Classroom collaboration. An up-close way to engage with tomorrow’s leaders, both on the graduate and undergraduate levels, is to work with faculty on a classroom collaboration. Under this model, a full course is taught jointly between Stevens faculty and an industry guest. This offers tremendous benefits to both students and corporate partners.
Student activities offer corporate partners the chance to meet and recruit the dynamic students who will shape the future of their industries. Stevens has dozens of organizations that host events throughout the year, and campus events like student orientations offer unique opportunities to connect with future leaders. Some examples:
- Trading Day. An annual trading competition pitting high school students against one another in Stevens’ high-tech Hanlon Financial Systems Lab. Students use real-time market data and state-of-the-art tools to form trading strategies, take positions and make deals to get the strongest return on their investment. Sponsors are invited to play a role in this exciting event.
- Innovation Expo. The annual showcase of undergraduate business and science projects presents an opportunity for a partner company to work with a team of students to bring a unique perspective to particularly thorny business problems.
- Stevens Summer. Each year, the School of Business welcomes the next generation of students to campus for a comprehensive look at what it’s like to study business, with a special emphasis on entrepreneurial thinking. Companies can work with the university to speak with participating students or help judge competitions where students pitch their concepts for a startup business.