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Industry Partnership Opportunities

Connect with us

From internships to research to capstone project sponsorship, there are many ways to bring fresh ideas, creativity, and innovation to your business through a connection with our students. Whether you are part of a large corporation or small start-up, we would love to connect you with our students and faculty!


Veronica Putzier

Budget and Office Manager
Phone Number
(651) 962-5418

Sponsorship/Partnership Opportunities

Your next innovation could be student powered. Get in and get involved.

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Our students have ample opportunities to dive into creative and meaningful research projects with faculty and community partners.

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Senior Design Clinic

Teams of senior-level students develop and demonstrate the designs created in partnership with industry and community sponsors.

Senior Design Clinic
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Co-op and Internship Program

The Co-op program allows students to earn credit while gaining experience in their field; these opportunities are coordinated through the university. Internships are most common in the summer and allow students to gain valuable work experience.

CO-OP and Internship Program
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Hire Your Next Great Employee

Our current students and alumni bring a unique and valuable set of skills. Our hands-on technical courses and liberal arts curriculum spurs students to think critically, act wisely, and work skillfully to advance the common good through their engineering work.

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Reverse Career Fair

Attend our Meet the Engineers as an Employer

This annual no cost event takes place in the fall and is for employers to find great undergraduate engineers for internships and full-time employees. You can preview resumes online so you can cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. Target the students with the skills you are looking for to find top talent.

To get on our e-mail list and learn more, please email Amy Larsen or call (651) 962-5564.

Connect with Student Clubs

If you are interested in making a presentation to a student club (e.g. IEEE, ASME, SWE, etc.), or want to offer a company tour, please email Veronica Putzier or call her at (651) 962-5750.

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Sponsor a Senior Design Project

Consider providing a potential project for the University of St Thomas School of Engineering Senior Design Clinic! This is an outstanding educational experience for these graduating engineers, and provides many benefits for your business, including access to students, faculty, and university facilities.

All inventions and patents resulting from projects are the sole property of the sponsor! This favorable intellectual property policy brings many of our partners back year after year for fresh student ideas on their innovative project needs.

To find out more about how your company or non-profit organization can get involved with the Senior Design Clinic at St. Thomas, email Dr. Tiffany Ling (Lead Instructor) or call our main office at (651) 962-5750.

Program Details
Project Proposal Template

Get involved with the Center for Microgrid Research at St. Thomas

The Center for Microgrid Research is dedicated to improving the reliability and resiliency of our electric grid. Through our educational programs, research, and partnerships, we are building the human and operational capacity needed for the 21st century grid.

We are here to answer your questions about:

  • Research and development partnerships
  • Training and workforce education workshops
  • Student-focused projects
  • Pre-compliance testing of near commercial products
  • Futureproofing current commercial products
  • Testing, facility rental, and data acquisition
  • Federal proposal partnerships and cost-share support

If you have questions about:

  • Research Projects
  • Proposal partnerships
  • Testing, facility rental, and experimental data acquisition

We have the answers and would love to talk to you.