Penn State’s Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations (CFR) is available to assist organizations in assessing opportunities for collaboration with the University and investment in our people and programs. CFR creates a bridge for partnerships with the University, while acting as a one-stop resource for corporations and foundations in need of knowledgeable faculty and staff, talented students, high-tech facilities, and opportunities for philanthropic support of activities that make a difference.
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Recent Corporate & Foundation News
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April 18, 2013
Representatives of the Volvo Group spoke to a crowd of approximately 150 Penn State students and faculty on Thursday, April 11 during a visit celebrating the Academic Preferred Talent Partnership agreement recently signed between Volvo Group and Penn State. The presentation focused on the Volvo Group’s global operations, corporate culture and research initiatives, as well as areas of collaboration with Penn State. The event also served as an employment networking opportunity for the attending students.
April 8, 2013
The Volvo Group recently signed an Academic Preferred Talent Partnership agreement with Penn State. The three-year program provides Penn State students with co-op, internship and mentoring opportunities and offers talent recruitment benefits to Volvo Group. Representatives from Volvo will tour the University Park campus Wednesday and Thursday and will meet with leaders from the Graduate School and the College of Engineering to continue discussions about the partnership. A public event to be held Thursday, April 11, from noon to 2:00 p.m. in Heritage Hall at the HUB-Robeson Center will feature related presentations by Lena Lind, senior vice president, talent management, and Hans Persson, vice president, technology and innovation.
January 10, 2013
Late last year, Penn State signed a strategic partnership agreement with Siemens Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the integrated technology company Siemens AG, which operates in 190 countries. This alliance—the first of its kind between Siemens and an American university—will benefit Penn State, its students and Siemens through research collaborations, an enhanced recruiting relationship, and engagement across a wide range of University programs.