Corporate Connections

Partnerships with great companies enrich the UT experience for our students while strengthening research and our impact on economic development. I invite our corporate partners to join us in building productive relationships that serve Texas and the world. — President William Powers Jr.

Tower reflected in the windows of the Graduate School of Business BuildingPresidential Priorities & Opportunities for Corporate Involvement

Recruit the best graduate and undergraduate students

  • Establish meaningful fellowships, scholarships and internships in specific fields of study
  • Provide stipends for graduate students developing important new knowledge
  • Provide input and funding for signature course or curriculum development
  • Reach target student populations by sponsoring student organizations and their events
  • Allow graduate students to disseminate their findings with travel support

Help to foster a robust research enterprise

  • Work with faculty and researchers to create commercial solutions by sponsoring research
  • Strengthen vital departments, centers and research areas with gift investments
  • Maintain the very best research environment by upgrading existing laboratories
  • Reward valued faculty partners with targeted grants
  • Provide expertise through a guest lectureship or other speaking engagement

Cultivate a deep connection with a profound impact on society

  • Sponsor student diversity organizations
  • Invest in K-12 programs which draw talented students into the work force pipeline
  • Raise awareness of your campus presence by sponsoring UT’s arts and collections

Learn how The University of Texas at Austin works with businesses to recruit students, expand research, develop products and more.


Looking to hire UT students, recent graduates, or experienced alumni? Here are some places to get started.

HireTexas is the first stop for recruiting at the university. A collaboration of the 17 campus career-services offices, HireTexas provides information about on-campus interviews, career fairs, internship-posting services and résumé referrals. Students, alumni and employers come together at AccessUT. Employers post openings for jobs and internships, and only UT students and alumni may view listings. Whether you plan to post jobs, screen résumés online or network with alumni, Texas Exes Career Services can help you with your hiring needs and put you in touch with entry-level, midlevel or seasoned candidates.

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Research & Commercialization

VIsit Commercializing Technology on the Research site to learn more about resarch and commercialization at the university.

Training & Executive Education

Learning doesn’t end with graduation. Discover some of the ways UT helps professionals stay on top of their game.

The Center for Lifelong Engineering Education is a leader in training and professional development. Subjects include aerospace, architectural, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, mechanical, petroleum and software engineering as well as engineering business and management.

Texas Executive Education at the McCombs School of Business offers innovative and timely programs that give business professionals the insights and skills to lead, think strategically and manage change. The AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center embraces and extends the school's mission. Two blocks from the McCombs School of Business, the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center is destined to become the new gateway to the university, welcoming executives, alumni, prospective students and visitors with a full-service hotel featuring meeting rooms and classroom facilities.

The Division of Continuing and Innovative Education offers credit and noncredit courses, services and programs for people who seek educational and enrichment options outside traditional campus offerings. Enrollment is open to the public. The Joe C. Thompson Conference Center provides conference facilities, services and programs for educational and personal enrichment purposes.


Interested in investing in the students and programs at The University of Texas at Austin? These offices can help you get started.

Corporate and Foundation Relations, part of the University Development Office, facilitates mutually beneficial partnerships between corporations and the university’s programs, students and faculty. It is the one-stop shop linking corporate interests and priorities with the resources of The University of Texas at Austin.

The University Development Office is dedicated to raising private support for the university. The office can help you explore contributions and university partnerships and ensure that you reach your goals for philanthropic investment in the work of The University of Texas at Austin.

The university boasts more than 900 registered student organizations. The Student Organizations database is the best way to research student organizations and their opportunities for sponsorship and involvement.

Matching Gifts

More than a thousand companies match the charitable contributions of their employees, as well as spouses of employees and retired employees. These matches may be dollar-for-dollar or greater. Visit the matching gifts page for more information or contact Gail Giebink, director of corporate relations.

Vendors & Products

Doing business with the university? These links can walk you through the process.

The Purchasing Office is the first stop for businesses exploring vendor relationships with the university.

The Vendor Handbook outlines university policies for its purchase of goods, materials and services.

The Office of Trademark Licensing is designed for those who wish to license a product or learn more about the use of the logos of The University of Texas System.

The Office of Information Technology Services is responsible for obtaining, managing and sustaining the core technology and computer resources at the university.

Alumni & Volunteers

There are many ways for you to share your time and expertise with The University of Texas at Austin.

Here are just a few: Alumni & Friends is all about burnt-orange pride, with features about the latest research and Longhorns who are making a difference, a ticker of upcoming events, the latest news stories about the university, fun facts and computer goodies such as wallpaper and e-cards. Texas Exes works to unite, inform and involve alumni and friends in promoting and protecting The University of Texas at Austin.

Volunteer Engagement

There are many ways for corporate leaders to increase their involvement with the university -- as mentors to students, as guest lecturers or speakers, through service on advisory boards and more. UT has many advisory groups, whose members are nominated by their peers to serve the university in a variety of ways.

Such groups include the Development Board, which works with the president to increase private support to the university; advisory councils, which focus on the priorities of individual colleges, schools and units; and the 1883 Council, a small group of up-and-coming alumni leaders. For more information about volunteer engagement, contact Gail Giebink, director of corporate relations.