Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations
Chatham University prepares its students, bachelors through doctoral level, on campus and around the world, to excel in their professions and to be engaged, environmentally responsible, globally conscious, life–long learners, and citizen leaders. We actively seek new ways to partner with corporations to educate tomorrow's innovators and entrepreneurs, conduct groundbreaking research, and engage our local and regional community through pioneering outreach programs.
Rapid global changes demand new ways of thinking about economic development, resource management, and scholarly training. At Chatham, we believe that the intersection between corporate and educational initiatives has enormous potential to yield solutions to our greatest challenges. By investing in Chatham University, corporations are investing in the future.
Strategic Partnership Opportunities
Chatham University outreach centers, institutes, and programs make significant contributions in the areas of environmental science and sustainability, women's leadership, and global understanding.
Your company can support valuable research, innovative programming, or exciting capital projects by establishing a relationship with one of Chatham University's many respected centers of excellence:
- The Eden Hall Campus is the first campus in the nation designed from its inception to integrate sustainable development, living, and learning. As the future home of Chatham's new School of Sustainability and the Environment, the vision for the Eden Hall Campus is to serve the needs of current and future generations by becoming a place of inspiration to those who wish to imagine and model sustainable learning and living.
- The School of Sustainability and the Environment (SSE) provides innovative, interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to better prepare them to identify and solve challenges related to the environment and sustainability. SSE launched its first academic program, the Master of Arts in Food Studies, in 2009 and will continue to expand programming and educational opportunities as it transitions to the Eden Hall Campus.
- The Rachel Carson Institute continues the legacy of Chatham's most distinguished alumna, Class of 1929, by promoting the awareness and understanding of significant and current environmental issues through national and regional conferences, debates, lecture series, seminars, panel discussions and other educational programs.
- The Center for Women's Entrepreneurship at Chatham University provides opportunities for women entrepreneurs in both new development and growth stages of their businesses to start, develop and significantly grow their companies by utilizing Chatham's resources, programs, faculty expertise, and student assistance. It also provides programming targeted to local and regional women in business designed to teach them how to think and act entrepreneurially by focusing on innovation and creativity within an existing organizational environment.
- The Pennsylvania Center for Women and Politics at Chatham University is a nonâ€“partisan center devoted to fostering women's public leadership through education, empowerment, and action. The Center conducts candidate and advocacy trainings, offers educational programs in applied politics, and provides timely analysis on women's issues.
- The Global Focus program at Chatham University engages our students in a critical and holistic exploration of peoples and civilizations. Every year, the Chatham community focuses in depth on a different country or region. 2010–11 is the year of Turkey. Students participate in multiple international academic experiences throughout their education at Chatham whether on campus or out in the world. Nearly 50% of the graduating class of 2011 traveled abroad during their time at Chatham.
Chatham University is dedicated to enabling its graduates to make an impact on the world around them. Students' personal, professional, and leadership skills are developed to their fullest potential through intensive study, internships, study abroad, service learning, leadership training opportunities, hands–on learning, and personal development seminars.
- A supervised, for–credit internship program
- On–campus recruiting for full–time employees and interns, including graduate students
- Employer–sponsored panels, classroom presentations, and events
Contact the Office of Career Development to learn more.
Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Become a corporate sponsor of one of Chatham University's many well –attended events and connect to thousands of talented undergraduate and graduate students. Chatham University undergraduates can choose from over 30 degree programs while programs for our graduate students include concentrations in arts and design, business, health sciences, teaching and writing.
Popular campus events seeking corporate sponsors include:
- The annual Think Big Forum for Women
- Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series
- National Girls and Women in Sports Day
To inquire about these or other sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Office of Corporate, Foundation, and Government Relations.