Increase your company’s visibility
Organizations seeking to increase brand image with the next generation gain more than they can imagine by partnering with Bryant. The University offers many ways for companies to connect with students both in and out of the classroom and put their brand in front of the upcoming generation of community and corporate leaders. We also offer companies and organizations opportunities to reach a wider, regional audience. Bryant annually hosts signature events, including the Women’s Summit, World Trade Day, and the Regional Economic Conference, that provide a wide range of sponsorship options.
Develop Academic Programs
Charitable gifts from corporations have played a key role in the development of Bryant’s academic programs. Over the years, gifts from businesses and corporate foundations have underwritten the creation of our Actuarial Mathematics degree program, the development of finance courses used in our Financial Markets Center and Bryant’s Series 7 preparation, and provided funding for our Sophomore International Experience, enabling Bryant students to study and visit cultures and countries around the world. Philanthropic support of curricular efforts ensures that Bryant academic offerings not only meet, but exceed what's required in today’s workplace.
Sponsor Experiential Learning
Bryant has a long history of hands-on learning. Sponsoring case projects, business practicum, or academic competitions can give your company a recruiting edge when it comes to finding and screening qualified employees. Our faculty seek corporate examples for case studies and other learning opportunities that challenge our students’ abilities at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Using business cases, our students tackle real corporate issues and provide innovative solutions. From Lean projects and communication and marketing assessments to strategic planning, businesses seeking in-depth analyses and fresh perspectives can gain professional insight while getting to know individual students.
Companies looking to support highly motivated individuals and develop a pipeline of talent create annual and endowed scholarships benefitting undergraduate, graduate, or executive education students. Bryant University works with donors to develop scholarship criteria . While some scholarships are awarded to students based solely on need, private donors may specify criteria which requires a particular field of study, hometown, or grade point average. Scholarship donors receive an annual stewardship report providing an update on the fund status and information about the scholarship recipient. When possible, the University also arranges personal meetings between benefactors and scholarship recipients.
Promote Exciting Division I Athletic Competition
Bryant University’s Division I athletics offers a wide range of sponsorship and corporate promotional opportunities throughout the year. A member of the Northeast Conference, the Bulldogs bring some of the top teams in the country to campus and host numerous camps and clinics at Bryant’s first-class facilities, providing year-round exposure for your organization. With a strong community fan base, in addition to 40,000 alumni cheering on the Bulldogs, Bryant has been one of the leaders in the NEC and New England in fan game day experience.
Impact the Student Experience
Co-curricular activities support the development of tomorrow’s professionals who are studying at Bryant right now. Place your company foremost in their minds by supporting the student experience at Bryant. From providing funding for large, campus-wide events such as guest speakers and musical artists, to supporting student organizations or underwriting costs for student teams to compete in national contests or Homecoming or Spring Weekend, you can develop brand recognition at Bryant.
Support Multicultural and International Awareness
Businesses committed to diversifying the workforce are encouraged to partner with Bryant’s Intercultural Center. ICC programs enhance the appreciation and awareness of diversity within the University and the development of a culturally diverse workforce in the marketplace. International and multicultural students explore the various resources on campus and in the workforce and learn about and meet executives from some of the organizations that champion diversity. Additionally, a wide variety of the ICC’s educational and cultural programs and ethnic activities are open to the public.
Share Community Service
Bryant students preparing to be socially responsible members of the community volunteer for many local nonprofit organizations. Each fall, the Center for Student Involvement organizes a fair on campus for local nonprofit organizations to introduce Bryant students to their work. In addition to recruiting volunteers, you may find a group of students to complete a much-needed assignment for your organization as part of their required class work. CSI will also partner with you on your company’s community volunteer efforts.