Participate as a Corporate Partner

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’s Corporate Partners Program sponsors are the most visible and active companies at Darden. Participation in the program allows your company to:

• Increase corporate visibility at Darden
• Access Darden’s top talent
• Gain a competitive edge in recruiting 

Corporate Partner Program Recognition Levels and Benefits

Visionary ($25,000+)

all the benefits offered plus:

On Grounds Visibility:

  • Case written about your company and taught in the First Year MBA program
  • Invitation to have your CEO present in the Leadership Speakers Series
  • Opportunity to have a senior leader join Darden’s Corporate Advisory Board
  • Customization of a targeted program sponorship of your choice
  • Assigned to an Advisory Team: faculty member, client services manager, career consultant and student leader

Branding Opportunities:

  • Recognition on the Darden website, publications and social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Prominent feature of a company representative on Darden’s podcast series in September
  • Complimentary sponsorship of First Coffee during recruiting season
  • Prominent recognition on the Career Development Center Corporate Sponsors plaque

Principal ($20,000+)

all the benefits of Leader plus:

Recruiting Benefits:

  • Sponsorship of and participation in an industry-specific Career Discovery Program
  • Sponsorship of an participation in an industry club forum and social event
  • Invitation for a senior leader to be a speaker in "Hot Topics" class
  • Assigned to an Advisory Team: faculty member, client services manager, career consultant and student leader

Branding Opportunities:

  • Recognition on the Darden website, publications and social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Prominent feature of a company representative on Darden’s podcast series in September
  • Complimentary sponsorship of First Coffee during recruiting season
  • Prominent recognition on the Career Development Center Corporate Sponsors plaque

Leader ($10,000+)

Recruiting Benefits:

  • Priority registration for company briefings on premium days
  • Early registration for interview dates
  • Complimentary networking night in September
  • Access to Alumni Career Services online Job Leads Board

Branding Opportunities:

  • Prominent recognition on the Career Development Center Corporate Sponsors plaque
  • Recognition on the Darden website, publications and social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)
  • Prominent feature of a company representative on Darden’s podcast series in September
  • Complimentary sponsorship of First Coffee during recruiting season

Associate ($5,000+)

Recruiting Benefits:

  • Priority registration for company briefings
  • Early registration for interview dates  

Branding Opportunities:

  • Prominent recognition on the Career Development Center Corporate Sponsors plaque
  • Recognition on the Darden website, publications and social media outlets (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter)

Unrestricted funds generated from the Corporate Sponsors Program enable Darden to underwrite its daily operating activities, from curriculum development and faculty research to library resources and scholarships. For information about joining the Corporate Sponsors Program for the 2010–2011 academic year, contact Corporate Relations.

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