Lerner College Career Services Center

Employers

Advantage
Corporations that want to strengthen their competitive advantage come to Lerner. From hiring top academic talent to extending their research and problem solving capabilities, companies that engage with the Lerner College enjoy a relationship with tangible and measurable results. The Corporate Associates program provides an opportunity for corporations to become more involved with the students, faculty, alumni and staff of the Lerner College of Business. Sponsorships provide visibility and interaction with top Masters Students of the college and give companies an advantage.

Responsibilities
Employers are expected to provide the Associate with work assignments of a truly professional nature consistent with the approved job description. Concerns or special considerations related to the Associate’s performance should be communicated to the Corporate Relations & Career Management Office as they occur. Near the end of each term, the employer will submit a formal performance evaluation which is designed to serve as the basis to retain the Associate for the next term.

Costs
The cost to the employer is $9,950 per student per term. The University matches the employer’s contribution with a tuition scholarship for each term of program participation. The employer’s payment allows the University to provide a stipend of $8,325 to the Corporate Associate and cover student payroll and insurance expenses and program administration costs. For non-profit organizations, the cost per term is $8,520. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice issued by the University of Delaware.

Distant Employers
The Corporate Associate program is now available in the summer to employers located over 45 miles from the student’s place of residence and requires the student to make temporary living arrangements. The student is available to work 10 weeks from June 1 through August 31. The Associate’s summer obligation remains 40 hours per week. The cost to the employer is $12,900. The employer’s payment allows the University to provide a stipend of $10,600 to the student.

For each of the above program options, in addition to the student stipend, the employer’s payment allows the University to provide the student with a tuition scholarship and cover student payroll and insurance expenses and program administration costs.

Duration Timeline
Corporate Associates may start work at the outset of any term. The associate works an average of 20 hours per week while attending school in the fall and spring terms. The timeline of the semesters is as follows:

SEMESTER START DATE END DATE
FALL SEPTEMBER 1 JANUARY 15
SPRING JANUARY 16 MAY 31
SUMMER JUNE 1 AUGUST 31

 

Examples of Corporate Associate Assignments

  • Business Information & Forecasting
  • Corporate Training & Learning
  • Financial Services Support
  • Marketing Planning & Development
  • Marketing & Sales Campaign
  • Media & Public Relations Campaigns
  • Product Opportunities ASsessment
  • Operations & Supply Chain Management
  • Web Site Design & Strategy

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.4 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Fund, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Lerner College faculty - like Anu Sivaraman, who is among Social Media Marketing Magazine’s “Top 100 Marketing Professors on Twitter” and MBAprograms.org’s “Top 50 Marketing Professors on Twitter” - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

All Lerner College departments offer experience-driven learning and emphasize evidence-based analytics methods to enrich the student experience. Here, finance students visit New York City’s financial districts for a first-hand look at markets trading and to meet with UD alumni.

Charles W. Horn, AS75, and wife Patricia, recently made a $3 million commitment to enhance and expand entrepreneurial studies.

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