Business Engagement

Our team works closely with corporate partners to identify win-win partnerships and collaborative opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations. Our team provides resources, counsel and connections for faculty and staff that facilitate industry partnerships and research funding. 

What we do for companies:
Connecting with faculty to solve company problems in a classroom/research setting, providing access to student talent, customizing services to meet the needs of each organization, and offering professional development resources are just some of the opportunities we provide our corporate partners. 

What we do for faculty & staff:
Our team facilitates funding for research, collaborations, and industry partnerships to allow employers, and faculty & staff to enhance their engagement with our community of one-of-a-kind students. 

Interacting with Employers

The Business Engagement Center works directly with top employers to discuss their need for talent; student qualifications and skills for internships; and building university-employer relations.

We understand that faculty and staff are sometimes contacted directly by employers who would like for you to refer students to fill employment and internship opportunities. We encourage you to refer all such contacts to the Business Engagement Center. We are happy to assist employers with these types of requests. We will work to meet employer requests, while also adhering to the appropriate employment guidelines for equal access to employment. 

UM-Flint is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE has provided the following resource for its member institutions. Please look at the Faculty Guide to Legal and Ethical Standards in Student Hiring – your guide to interacting with employers. If you have questions about what you should and should not do, please fill out the inquiry form.