Strategic Priority 1: Establish and Grow Partnerships
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Strategic Priority 1: Establish and Grow Partnerships

I. Establish and Grow Partnerships to Be a Business School of Choice for Partners’ Talent and Acquisition Needs

The recent growth in corporate partnerships has generated many student benefits including the creation and support of innovative Career Ready personal and professional development programming, internship and placement opportunities, and MBA student pipeline programs. We will continue to grow existing partnerships, and establish new ones with potential employers in the greater Hartford, Connecticut, New York, and Boston areas. Partnerships may extend to other universities, University of Hartford colleges, non-­‐profit and governmental organizations, professional associations, and may grow to include additional degree and non-­‐degree programming and research related activities. This priority links to the preparing career ready leaders and decision makers components of our mission.

Resources required:
  • Support from and coordination with University Strategic Partnerships, Institutional Advancement and Career Services Offices.
  • Collaboration with Entrepreneurial Center and Upper Albany Main Street.
  • Collaborations with other colleges and departments on campus.
  • Collaborations with other universities.
Engagement success metrics:
  • Number of company partnerships, total and new.
  • Number of professional association partnerships, total and new.
  • Partner activities on and off campus: numbers of activities and students engaged.
Innovation success metrics:
  • Enhancements to partnership programs.
  • New partnership initiatives and touchpoints.
Impact success metrics:
  • Student applied projects: numbers of projects and students engaged.
  • Partner placement data: internships, post-­‐graduate placement.
  • Partner satisfaction.