Since the founding of our School in 2000, and particularly since the launch of our Accelerator Corporate Giving Program in 2013, we have worked closely with corporate partners to better serve our students as well as increase talent in the tech pipeline.
Support to the School can be provided over multiple years in the form of a pledge. The most common form of major gift support is a five-year pledge with an annual payment schedule, but we are happy to customize pledges and payment schedules as needed to work best for our partners.
For more information on building a corporate partnership with the School of Informatics and Computing or for details on any of these opportunities, contact Gina Gallagher at (812) 856-1847 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below are ways to engage with and invest in the School:
Transformative New Building
SoIC’s transformative new building creates new opportunities for our corporate partners. A named building space is a particularly valuable opportunity for companies wishing to build brand exposure and awareness at both SoIC and Indiana University. The design of the building ensures that company names and logos featured on spaces will be prominent and visible to students, faculty, and visitors.
Named spaces are available with the new building, including interviews rooms in our new Career Services suite, conference rooms, classrooms, and informal gathering areas.
Career Services Engagement Opportunities
Career Services offers a variety of options to help you meet your recruiting goals. Create an account in our online recruiting system, SoIC Careers, to connect with students.
Here are some of the ways our corporate sponsors interact with career services:
- Career Fairs
- On-Campus Interviews
- Job Postings
- Information Sessions
- Tech Talks
- HCI/d Connect
- Employer Panels
- Resume Roundtables
- Mock Interview Day
- Case Competitions and Hackathons
- Shadow Opportunities
- Site Visits
Accelerator Corporate Giving Program
The School of Informatics and Computing’s Accelerator Corporate Giving Program is a relationship-enhancing investment opportunity that accelerates a company’s ability to address their specific, strategic needs. Scholarship dollars generated from Accelerator help to recruit, retain, and support future tech industry leaders.
There are multiple ways to engage with and support our world-class faculty:
- Faculty Research
- Research Fellowship & Exploratory Research Grants
- Faculty Fellowships
- Industry Liaison Program
Our students are motivated to make their impact on the world. Support from corporate partners helps to ensure that we attract and retain talented students.
Here are some ways to get involved with student academics:
- General Scholarships
- Accelerator Scholarships
- Capstone Course Projects
- Direct Admission Student Support
- Overseas Education
In addition to being focused on academic excellence, SoIC is dedicated to helping our students prepare for jobs in the IT industry and beyond.
Corporate support can be used to promote professional development in several ways:
- Leadership Programs
- Summer of Networking
Student organizations are a vital part of our School’s community and provide an informal way for corporations to get to know students and their interests. Partners can engage student organizations through speaking opportunities and a variety of event sponsorships.
The following are some of our most active student organizations:
- Informatics and Computing Student Association
- Computer Science Club
- Cyber Security Club
- National Society of Black Engineers
- Student Ambassadors
- Nothing is Binary--GLBTQA Organization
- Informatics and Computing Consulting Association
- Graduate Informatics Student Association
- Social Media Team
- SoIC Women in Technology
- Serve IT and Teach IT Clinic
The School is a nationally known leader in the area of the engagement of women, serving as a Pacesetter in the National Center for Women & Information Technology and having nearly quadrupled the number of women undergraduate majors in Bloomington in the last five years. Corporate partners can increase diversity in the tech industry by supporting initiatives for women and underrepresented minority groups in multiple ways.
Here are a few of our diversity initiatives that would benefit from corporate partnership:
- HBCU Summer Intern Program
- Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing Conference attendance
- Summer Camps
- National Society of Black Engineers