Corporate & Foundation Relations
A Kelley "Distinguished Corporate Partner" hires Kelley students, provides financial support and investment, and has at least one representative actively serving on a Kelley volunteer board, such as Dean's Council, Supply Chain Alliance, Career Services Advisory, to name a few. Each year the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, Corporate and Foundation Relations Department will compile the roster of Distinguished Corporate Partners and provide special recognition to the top 20.
While our gratitude to, and recognition of Kelley's Corporate Alliance remains very strong, the Distinguished Corporate Partners will have additional recognition in the bridge between the graduate and undergraduate buildings, on school-wide monitors, in print, and on Kelley websites. In addition, Dean Kesner has asked every faculty member and program director to keep Distinguished Corporate Partners top of mind for classroom speakers, case examples, project work, and other special opportunities.
To identify the Top 20 Distinguished Corporate Partners, we collect data on fulltime and internship hires from both career services offices, gather board members names and corporate affiliation from all Kelley volunteer boards, factor in corporate giving and investment, and put the data into an algorithm that calculates the 20 most engaged corporate partners. To become a Kelley Distinguished Corporate Partner, a company must have robust involvement in all three areas of hiring, giving and serving.