Partnership and Sponsorship Opportunities
The College of Graduate Studies is dedicated to providing a quality experience to our graduate students and we welcome your participation in our events and initiatives. Whether you are interested in funding a specific event or offering your valuable time, we encourage you to get involved.
Attracting Top Quality Students
The Graduate College strives to attract the best students. Competitive financial support packages enable our graduate programs to recruit the highest quality students.
In order to sustain an endowed fellowship for $25,000, we must raise approximately $450,000. We are currently working to raise funds for our first endowed fellowship so if you would like to be involved in this special initiative, please contact Melanie Warren. Naming opportunities are available.
The College of Graduate Studies hosts key events over the course of each academic year for the purposes of recruiting and retaining our students.
Graduate Fair – Held every fall, the Graduate Fair brings together faculty and staff to talk with prospective students about our nearly 200 graduate programs, including doctoral, master’s, specialist and certificate programs.
Fellows Symposium – In the fall and spring we host a symposium for our fellowship recipients, including a guest speaker and/or fellows presenting their research and providing refreshments.
Graduate Research Forum – During the spring, we organize a showcase of research being conducted by our graduate students. Students have the opportunity to build confidence in their presentation skills and research abilities. Students compete against each other for awards.
Graduate Student Orientation – In fall we host an orientation specifically for our graduate students, to educate them on graduate life at UCF.
All of these events are important part of the graduate student experience. There is a great need to enhance these events and to expand our offerings in the future.
Education is not limited to the classroom. At UCF we seek to prepare our graduate students for success in their careers after graduation. Whether we raise funds to send a student to a professional conference or provide a speaker series for a given program, we are working hard to provide a solid framework for our students that spans beyond their chosen curriculum of study.
Networking Events – We seek to help our students to build a solid network with each other and with alumni and leaders in the community. We believe that this is integral to their success after graduation. It isn’t just what you know, but also who you know.
Speaker Series – We believe that organizing guest speakers to talk with students, providing real-world advice and information on trends in their given industry as well as the economy, will give our students the edge that is necessary to building a successful career in the professional marketplace.
Travel Funding – Many of our top students receive invitations to present their research at professional conferences, but do not have the funds to pay for travel expenses. These opportunities are crucial to the development of presentation skills as well as cutting-edge research.
If you are interested in sponsoring a particular event, initiative or just our efforts in general, we have three sponsorship levels available, however, a contribution of any kind is welcomed.
Graduate Studies President’s Circle $5,000
Graduate Studies Dean’s Circle $2,500
Graduate Studies Partnership Circle $1,000
The College of Graduate Studies is focused on bringing awareness of graduate education at UCF to the community. We welcome the opportunity to host informational sessions, presentations or a recruiting table at your place of business or your professional organization’s next meeting.
If you are interested in helping us bring graduate education into the community, to your employees, co-workers, friends and family, or for additional information, please contact Melanie Warren at (407) 882-0061 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
UCF College of Graduate Studies – Building Opportunities