The Corporate Engagement Team (CET) connects companies to Mercer faculty, staff, and students to meet the challenges of tomorrow and imagine what’s next. Working together, we create university-industry experiences that engage, inspire, and support Mercer’s mission.  As the front door for industry, we specialize in connecting companies to the exceptional talent and resources of Mercer University. Your business faces new challenges every day. We want to partner with you to create solutions that help your company thrive.

The Mercer CET helps develops relationships with organizations whose mission and interests align with the priorities of Mercer University. Our goal in developing these relationships is to create positive outcomes for both the organization and Mercer, whether that’s hiring talented students, supporting program and initiatives on campus, funding university research or anything else that lives at the intersection of their interests and ours.

The CET assists all areas of Mercer in making connections and seeking partnership opportunities. We are fortunate to work closely with all schools, colleges, departments and units at the university as we help facilitate relationships with private and public corporations whose purposes overlap with the university’s mission and vision.

Mercer University can help companies:

  • Navigate the complexity of the University ecosystem to access resources and services
  • Connect with student talent through career centers across the enterprise
  • Connect with faculty through visits to campus with the goal of maximizing university-industry collaboration
  • Identify university facilities available for corporate use
  • Strategize ways to improve on-campus corporate brand visibility
  • Develop charitable giving strategies and facilitate in-kind gifts of equipment

The Mercer Corporate Engagement Team strives to:

  • Collaborate with schools, colleges, units and departments across campus to strengthen corporate partnerships.
  • We practice a holistic approach to corporate relations, engaging companies in multiple areas on campus that complement their interests.
  • Support stewardship efforts to show a company’s impact on campus.
  • Identify prospective corporations that are interested in hiring our students, supporting programs and initiatives and/or sponsoring research at Mercer.
  • Create new relationships and steward existing partnerships with
    corporations, acting as an advocate for Mercer faculty and staff with potential funders.
  • Meet with faculty, program staff and development teams to discuss funding opportunities and develop cultivation plans for future funding needs to identify potential resources.
  • Make connections at the university based on a company’s needs, including hosting a corporation on campus or bringing Mercer experts to the company’s place of business. The Mercer Corporate Engagement Team is a vital part of this effort, connecting the university to not just companies, but Mercer alumni in the working world.