Corporate partners benefit from their affiliation with the NDCC in several ways. As partners seek to increase diversity in their workforce, attending the NDCC as a corporate partner provides access to more than 160 talented students from widely varying racial, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds. In the spirit of the competition, which seeks to promote diversity, each four member team is asked to include at least two members who identify as underrepresented minority individuals. In order to ensure that students attending the competition are still candidates for internships, leadership opportunities, and full-time jobs, the competition requests that each include at most one senior member.
The majority of the funding for the event is provided by corporate partners. Funding the costs associated with student participation in the program is a priority as it eliminates barriers to participation ultimately allowing the event to showcase the best student talent.
Thank you for your consideration and support of the NDCC. Our strong partners and supporters of the event are one of the main things that help us attract such high caliber participants. We anticipate that the competition will continue to exceed expectations of partners and participants, while fulfilling its goal of expanding diversity in the workplace.