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Corporate Partners Program (CPP)

Corporate Partners that support the MSU Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering play an important role in nurturing future industry leaders. They contribute to engineering research and help foster educational opportunities for students who are working hard to prepare for diverse careers in engineering and technology. For more information on how to get involved, contact Peter Savolainen, Interim Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at

For over 100 years, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) department at Michigan State University has been a respected program for civil and environmental engineering education and research. Students at CEE are preparing every day for an engineering career, and Corporate Partners can play an important role in nurturing these future industry leaders.

Partners gain visibility among our students, faculty, and alumni. The CPP will benefit companies who want access to CEE students for recruitment and an increased visible presence in the department.

Partnering with CEE will give your organization an edge, with hands-on help from our team. The possibilities are limitless!

All contributions received through the CPP will be used to directly support the CEE Department and its students, through scholastic activities, funding for student organizations and projects, financial assistance, and investments in infrastructure. As some of the best and brightest engineering students in the nation, investing in their academic experience is an investment in the future of your profession.

Corporate Partners benefit from increased access to students, and higher visibility on campus.
Specific program enrollment perks include the following:

  • Presentation to one of CEE's many active student groups (all arrangements provided: food, advertising, parking, room reservation)
  • Access to student résumé books
  • Engineering Expo Sponsorship which includes the following:
    • Student scholarship named after your company
    • Expo fee included
  • Job openings sent directly to students, and the ability to target specific students for recruiting events
  • Participation in Networking Nights on the evening before the Engineering Expo
  • Priority for sponsorship of and participation in student projects and activities
  • Tech Talk- Evening presentation offered to CEE students
  • Company name featured on our partnership web page
  • Faculty Connections –scheduled meetings with faculty for better collaborations
  • "Day at the Department" – hallway time, resume collection
  • Access to bulletin board space in our hallways
  • Early access to top students for internships

Sponsorship is available at a flat rate of $5,000 annually (beginning on January 1 of each year). The receipt for your contribution will be provided and will reflect the fair market value of goods and services received in exchange for your donation.

To join, please contact:
Ms. Shelly Harbenski 
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Michigan State University
428 S. Shaw Lane, 3546 Engineering Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-5107