How It Works

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Program Highlights

Connect program features are reviewed periodically. Changes are continuously updated here.

The Connect Program:
  • Supports a top ranked academic department that is a technology powerhouse supporting the regional business economy
  • Allows partners to designate a percentage of their partnership contribution to areas of choice and/or to areas of greatest ECE educational mission need. Options include:
    • Scholarships or fellowships benefitting individual students
    • Student programs such as Study Abroad or labs
    • STEM programs such as the Edison Lecture Series and the Solar Car program
    • Student organizations such as Women in UT ECE and the IEEE scholarship endowment
    • At-risk student initiatives such as the Solar Car program, summer bridge program, Move Forward program, and the tutoring program

Program Features

A carefully crafted combination of features ensures effective brand building, visibility and strategic connections to meet the common interests of industry and Texas ECE. This win-win partnership offers five ways to achieve recruiting results:

Competitive Advantage
  • Enhanced recruiting navigation and support
  • Priority bookings on a first come/first serve basis
  • Inside track to faculty, students and programs
Collaboration
  • Annual strategy meetings to develop a customized strategy
  • Work with faculty to develop recruiting relationships, classroom presence and subject matter experts speakers list
  • B2B networking with other Connect partners
  • Priority sponsor of approved Senior Design Projects
Convenience
  • Assigned Texas ECE Liaison
  • Cross disciplinary navigation of campus processes and contacts for leveraged resource efficiency
  • One stop private web portal to demographic, salary and other Texas ECE related data
  • Annual contribution cycle adjusted to fit budget cycle
  • Annual tax deduction acknowledgement letter
  • Academic facility booking and usage at no charge
  • Complimentary lunch when visiting Texas ECE
  • Paid parking when visiting Texas ECE
Connection & Community
  • Assistance with engineering career office services
  • Continuing education facilitation
  • Event support and publicity
  • Invitations to College events such as scholarship awards, undergraduate research events, Evening with Industry
  • Early option to sponsor student awards and events
  • Student organization facilitation and introductions
  • Texas ECE and UT branded gifts
Communication
  • Branding campaign: web profile and company profile sheets student spaces
  • Texas ECE Partner Showcase including special events, increased publicity, dedicated corporate display case in lobby and student spaces, meetings with key people in areas of interest
  • Subscription, on request, to campus publications (@Texas, Research Alert, etc.)
  • Subscription to ECE publications, including newsletters
  • Invitation to contribute a column for consideration in the Texas ECE newsletter
  • Showcase ad space in Texas ECE publications
  • Recognition of company support in publications, web and print
  • Extensive and exclusive publicity of events, programs, opportunities: plasmas, weekly student newsletter, email, flyers/posters and web site
  • Post short video or photo gallery to your web profile with email push to students and faculty
  • Priority sponsor of Texas ECE web banner on Texas ECE web pages