A key benefit of Board membership is the opportunity to interact with our students and have an inside track on recruiting those who you think would be strong additions to your firm. Members also have input into the education of these young professionals by advising the faculty on curriculum and course content.
We invite board members to align with one of the three standing board committees:
Members also benefit from interactions with the other members of the Board and the faculty. Finally, you have the satisfaction of giving something back to the profession in which you have become a leader. In addition to the Advisory Board meetings, many Board members come to campus as speakers in our Executive Seminar Series. There are also opportunities to participate in our Mentor Program which matches students with working professionals who can share their experiences and provide guidance and insights on working in the industry.
Board membership requires a financial commitment. These funds provide essential funding for MMR student assistantships, the Career Fair, the costs of the Executive Seminar Series, costs associated with computer labs and software licenses, the activities of the Advisory Board itself (receptions and meetings), and other program costs (resume book, newsletter, etc.). In addition, there are additional sponsorship opportunities for Board members who are able to increase their financial support of the program. Below is a summary of Board membership and sponsorship costs and benefits:
Board Member: ($4,000 annually)
Board Member and Student Sponsor: ($10,000 annually: $4,000 board membership plus $6,000 toward sponsoring a student assistantship)