Becoming a corporate partner

Corporate engagement provides unique opportunities for students' professional development, transforms research and teaching, and links industry with academia to shape the future of information in the workplace and beyond.

With the Corporate Roundtable (CRT) program, participants have the opportunity to meet in person or via phone with our students and faculty, along with other partnering companies, to discuss emerging and important topics at the intersection of information science, technology, and business. CRT allows companies to build strong connections and networks based on applied knowledge and common interests.

We offer varying levels of corporate engagement to give a wide range of institutions unique opportunities to interact with students, faculty, and staff. Annual corporate partner fees support costs associated with presenting the CRT (e.g. room rental, equipment, hospitality, guest speakers, etc.). Participation remains free to those who join either in person or remotely.

Corporate Partnership Options


CRT Advocate

  • Fee: $500 annually
  • Recognition at CRT events

CRT Supporter

  • Fee: $1,000 annually
  • Recognition at CRT events
  • Host one-hour information session for iSchool students (in-person and/or online)

CRT Sponsor

  • Fee: $2,500 annually
  • Recognition at CRT events
  • Host one-hour information session for iSchool students (in-person and/or online)
  • Corporate representation on one of our Career Exploration panels held more than once yearly

CRT Partner

  • Fee: $5,000 annually
  • Recognition at CRT events
  • Host one hour Information Session with iSchool students (in-person and/or online)
  • Corporate representation on one of our Career Exploration panels held more than once yearly
  • Reserved table at Information Fair Table/School Orientation (fall)
  • Invited guest corporate professional lecturer coordinated with corporate sponsor, faculty, and School advisor
  • Named featured employer at an interview day for students interested in exploring internships/job placements at your organization
  • Invitation to be a CRT presenter
  • Exploration of naming opportunities for student centered events/activities (Master Student Showcase, Applied Project Session-fall or spring, etc.)

For additional information, or to become a corporate partner, contact:

ischool-advancement [at] illinois.edu
Phone: (217) 333-3280