Who We Are

The Office of Corporate Relations connects you with the resources you need to be successful in a rapidly changing business environment.

Illinois is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the country. We are home to over 30,000 undergraduate students, 12,000 graduate students, and 6,500 faculty and staff, making the possibilities for engagement at Illinois endless.

Whether you are looking to recruit employees from one of the most talented pools of graduates in the nation or want to collaborate with innovative scientists and researchers who constantly push the boundaries of knowledge, the Office of Corporate Relations is positioned to match your needs with the expertise of Illinois.

  • student_engagement
    Illinois can connect you with our students in a variety of ways, including a service learning, internships, mentoring, leadership development, job fairs, and sponsorship of student programs.
  • student_engagement
    Illinois can link you with existing research programs, technologists or specialized equipment, or speak with you to determine how we can best suit your specific needs.
  • branding_and_sponsorships
    Illinois can point you to the platforms that will help build your brand on campus and deepen your ties to the University, including naming rights, equipment donations and other philanthropy.
  • professional_education
    Illinois can help you find the program best suited to your Professional Education needs, or work with you to develop a program tailored specifically to your company.
  • student_engagement
    Illinois brings leaders in business and academia together and will remain a resource for you through the process of crafting mutually beneficial licensing agreements.
  • econ_development
    Illinois plays an integral role in fostering the Economic Development not only of the state of Illinois, but of the many corporations who call Champaign-Urbana home.