Sponsorships

Employers often ask us how they can increase their visibility with students and support the Career and Professional Development Center's efforts. As a result, we created sponsorship programs that provide an organization connection with IUP students and a closer working relationship with the Career and Professional Development Center. Shown below are ways that organizations can partner with our office.

For more information regarding other ways to sponsor events, contact Dr. William Zimmerman, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, at wjzimmer@iup.edu or 724-357-2235.

Corporate Partnership Program

Please consider a donation to the Career and Professional Development Center's Foundation for IUP account. All donations will go toward initiatives that directly support student success.

Crimson Sponsors

$7,500/year (includes all 12 benefits as described in text)

  • Recognition through signage in the Career and Professional Development Center and at events
  • Priority recruiting dates and featured locations at career fairs
  • Corporate logo on website with link to the organization's recruiting site
  • Inclusion of an article in an edition of the department blog profiling the organization, its recruiting needs, and IUP interview dates and deadlines
  • Introduction to key IUP faculty members and administrative staff
  • Guest speaker opportunities
  • Guide to student organizations customized to recruiting needs
  • Strategic recommendations developed to enhance IUP recruiting efforts
  • Representation on the Career and Professional Development Center Advisory Board
  • Invitation to Business Etiquette Dinners
  • First right to accept or refuse event opportunities listed above
  • Personal assistance with planning events for your organization

Gray Sponsors

$3,000/year (includes only first five benefits as described)

  • Recognition through signage in the Career and Professional Development Center and at events
  • Priority recruiting dates and featured locations at career fairs
  • Corporate logo on website with link to the organization's recruiting site
  • Inclusion of an article in an edition of the weekly e-newsletter profiling the organization, its recruiting needs, and IUP interview dates and deadlines
  • Guest speaker opportunities
  • Introduction to key IUP faculty members and administrative staff

Virtual Career Fair Sponsorships

Platinum: $1,500 (one sponsorship available per fair)

  • Sponsorship recognition on online resources for one week before fair
  • Logo on all CPDC fair-related social media productions
  • Company logo with hyperlink on CPDC website for one week before the fair
  • Targeted message through Handshake to students
  • #ReadytoHire posts on social media for one week leading up to the fair and once a week for a month after the fair
  • Career fair registration fee

Gold: $1000 (six sponsorships available per fair)

  • Logo on all CPDC fair-related social media productions for one week before fair
  • Company logo with hyperlink on CPDC website for one week before the fair
  • Targeted message through Handshake to students
  • #ReadytoHire posts on social media for one week leading up to the fair and once a week for a month after the fair
  • Career fair registration fee

Silver: $850 (eight sponsorships available per fair)

  • Company logo with hyperlink on CPDC website for one week before the fair
  • Targeted message through Handshake to students
  • #ReadytoHire posts on social media for one week leading up to the fair and once a week for a month after the fair
  • Career fair registration fee

Bronze: $700 (10 sponsorships available per fair)

  • Company logo with hyperlink on CPDC website for one week before the fair
  • #ReadytoHire posts on social media for one week leading up to the fair and once a week for a month after the fair
  • Career fair registration fee

Social Media Packages

Opportunities for employers to network and connect

Social media is the best way to connect with new talent, especially at the university level. Students take time to check social media during the day and often get information about their career choices from multiple platforms. The CPDC currently hosts accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn with connections to many students and alumni within the IUP community.

Option 1: Elite Social Media Package $150

  • Five company-provided posts (one a day for a week of your choosing*) about your company on all networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • An "Instagram Takeover" for one day of your choosing featuring your company
    • Talk about what your company does day-to-day
    • Interview people who work for your company
    • Talk about special projects that you are pursuing
    • Show the audience your office space and any cool features you have
  • Pinning your company to the IUP Handshake profile, so that all students will see it when they log in, for two weeks of your choosing
  • Five company-provided posts (one a day for the week of your choosing from above*) on the Crimson Network to access our vast alumni network

Option 2: Full Social Media Package $100

  • Three company-provided posts (one a day for three days of your choosing*) on all networks(Facebook,Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • An "Instagram Takeover" for one-half day featuring your company
  • Pinning your company to the IUP Handshake profile, so that all students will see it when they log in, for one week of your choosing
  • Three company-provided posts (one a day for the three days of your choosing from above*) on the Crimson Network to access our vast alumni network

Option 3: Basic Social Media Package $65

  • Two company-provided posts (one a day for two days of your choosing*) on all networks (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
  • Pinning your company to the IUP Handshake profile for three days of your choosing, so that all students will see it when they log in, for three days of your choosing
  • Two company-provided posts (one each day for the two days of your choosing from above*) on the Crimson Network to access our vast alumni network

Option 4: Social Media Posts $35

  • One company-provided post (posted on a day of your choosing*) on three social media platforms (choose three: Facebook,Instagram,Twitter, and LinkedIn or Crimson Network)
  • Pinning your company to the IUP Handshake profile for one day of your choosing, so that all students will see it when they log in.

*Please note: we will honor all requests for specific dates on a first-come, first-served basis

Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsorship

Opportunities for students and employers alike to learn, network, and connect.

Program Overview:

This series will encompass five to seven different programs every fall and spring for all IUP students to attend. Each event will touch upon various career competencies, as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), that students should achieve to make the most successful transition from higher education into the professional world of work.

Following three to four of the events, we are hosting a 30-minute networking reception. These receptions will take place each semester (dates to be determined later). We invite you to co-sponsor one or more of these networking sessions and have the chance to engage in meaningful conversations with a guaranteed student audience. Employer representatives will also have the chance to provide a brief overview of their organization/company and opportunities they can provide to IUP students. These programs will be open to all IUP students; however, we are targeting specific student groups and organizations as well.

Sample Sponsorship Program Title:

"Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsored byEmployer Name"used in various promotional materials and announced during each event.

Option 1: Full Program Sponsorship $5,000

  • Initial email introducing employer sponsor(s) and program of events for the semester
  • Attendance and presence at three to four Career Ready Seminar Series programs that include a targeted networking component and a guaranteed student audience
  • Complimentary registration for both the IUP Career Expo/Graduate School Fair and the IUP Spring Career Fair
  • Employer signage at IUP CPDC for the entire semester and at sponsored events
  • Signage at booth for each career fair and on jumbotron designating employer/organization as a Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsor
  • Email to students and faculty promoting employer attendance and booth number at career fairs
  • Complimentary on-campus interview space

Option 2: Partial Program Sponsorship $1,500 (may sponsor up to two programs at $1,500 each)

  • Initial email introducing employer as a sponsor of events the semester
  • Attendance and presence at one sponsored Career Ready Seminar Series program
  • Employer signage displayed at IUP CPDC for the entire semester and at sponsored events
  • Signage at booth for each career fair and on jumbotron designating employer/organization as a Career Ready Seminar Series Sponsor

Interested in learning more? Reach out to Associate Director Kelsey Thompson (kthomps@iup.edu) or Assistant Director for Employer Engagement William Zimmerman (wjzimmer@iup.edu).