Business, Industry & Partner Engagement

Partner with UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University, and enhance your operations through our hands-on applied learning, research and cutting-edge facilities.
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As Wisconsin's Polytechnic University, UW-Stout is dedicated to collaborating with business and industry to enhance innovation through career-focused applied learning and research. Below is an overview of how you can work with Stout to engage student talent, partner on industry-focused projects, enhance our curriculum through your professional experience, benefit from our outreach services and help create the workforce leaders of tomorrow.

Recruit Talent at Stout

Career Services Partnership Program

Collaborate with Career Services to strategize on your recruitment goals and plan your recruitment activities for the upcoming year. As a partnership program member, you'll also get increased visibility for your company's branding through additional marketing efforts and networking opportunities. 

Cooperative Education & Internship Program

Engage with students through UW-Stout's Cooperative Education & Internship Program (CEIP). Our national-award-winning experiential learning program provides employers a path to recruit emerging talent, enhance career and professional growth and collaborate with Stout's academic programs.

Cooperative Education & Internship Program

UW-Stout's flagship experiential learning experience provides students active, applied professional learning experiences in their field of study.
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Career Conferences/Fairs

Among the largest in the Midwest, UW-Stout's campus-wide recruiting events provide direct connection with students at all levels of your talent needs—full-time hiring for open/future positions, co-op/internship roles and leadership development/management training program. 

Career Conference Week

The Career Conference at UW-Stout is one of the largest in the Midwest with over 300 employers.
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Job Listings on Handshake

Used by 750K+ employers, including every Fortune 500 company, Handshake offers industry-leading career technology to connect you with UW-Stout students. Simply log in; post your companies positions, programs and/or events and get connected to our entire network of students and alumni.

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Engage Stout Students

Partner-Led Class Projects & Capstones

Engage UW Stout’s students, faculty and staff talent to help solve your challenges and stimulate innovation. Class projects and capstones offer you an avenue to address issues impacting your business while building awareness of your organization as you grow the future workforce.

Program Advisory Committees/Lectures/Tours

Serve as an advisor to one of our degree programs to provide input on curriculum adn insight into future workforce needs. You will also have opportunities to guest lecture; host students/classes for tours at your facilities, labs or offices and host on-campus job/internship interviews.

Stimulate Economic Development

Manufacturing Outreach Center​

For more than two decades, the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC) has worked with small- and mid-size manufacturers to improve processes, enrich talent, develop products and grow business by leveraging our industry experience, teamwork and tech-savvy state-of-the-art skills. MOC offers consulting, training and workforce development. Its extensive networks will help you solve the difficult manufacturing challenges.

Manufacturing Outreach Center

UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center helps Northwestern Wisconsin manufacturers thrive through positive growth and sustainable profit.
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Center for Innovation & Development

Take your ideas from concept, to functional prototypes, to full-fledged manufacturing plans with the help of UW-Stout's Center for Innovation & Development, which operates a Digital Fabrication Lab (FabLab) that serves entrepreneurs and small- and mid-sized businesses in rural Wisconsin and Minnesota.

Center for Innovation & Development

We offer our expertise and experience to help you get your idea to market.
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Stout Technology & Business Park

A partnership between the City of Menomonie, Xcel Energy and UW-Stout, the Stout Technology & Business Park (STBP) is a 403-acre mixed-use technology and business park that offers both commercial and technology-based companies with ample acreage for new development. Ideal owners are industrial and business enterprises involved in research and development, high technology, professional services and manufacturing related to the mission and programs of UW-Stout.

Stout Technology & Business Park

The Stout Technology and Business Park (STBP) is a university-affiliated, mixed-use technology and business park with 403 acres in a park-like setting.
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Upskill Your Workforce with Continuing Education/Professional Development

Apprenticeship

Registered apprenticeships are an industry-driven, nationally recognized credential to prepare the current and future workforce through the application of related instruction and paid work experience.

Workforce Development Specialist Apprenticeship

Elevate your team's expertise with proven on-the-job training strategies.
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Certificates & Courses

Continuing Education

Credit Outreach offers credit courses and programs using a variety of delivery options including online, on-campus, off-campus and distance-delivered methods.
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Certificates & Certifications

Invest in your career with a certificate, certification or specialization from UW-Stout.
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Customized Business Training

Continuing Education & Conferences

Inspiring lifelong learners with education and resources for personal and professional enrichment.
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Workshops & Conferences

Continuing Education & Conferences

Inspiring lifelong learners with education and resources for personal and professional enrichment.
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Event-Planning Services

Program Planning & Services

UW-Stout Professional Education offers program planning and services to make your next event a success. Let us handle all the details and arrangements for you.
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Partner on Innovative Research

Research & Sponsored Programs

Partner with UW-Stout to drive innovation through breakthrough research. You'll have access to research findings and related intellectual property with the ability to leverage research dollars. And you'll have the ability to mentor and train students with your desired workforce skills.

Office of Research & Sponsored Programs

We support students, faculty and staff with research efforts, grant funding and applications, IRB protocol, and more.
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Become a Stout Donor or Sponsor

Scholarships

Establish an annual or endowed scholarship that reflects your legacy and passion (as general or specific as you wish). Creating a scholarship through the Stout University Foundation is a great way to connect with top students. 

Foundation Scholarships

Making college affordable for students
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Financial Support & Gifts In-Kind

Providing industry-relevant equipment adn funding to support our labs ensures UW-Stout students graduate with the knowledge, skills and experience to fulfill the workforce needs of tomorrow. Your gift can impact generations of students and faculty and inform their hands-on education.

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Consign Technology/Equipment for Labs

Polytechnic students rely on industry-leading technology and equipment to prepare them to do more in their careers. By consigning the equipment, you help ensure graduates are ready to lead industry and innovation with the skill set to grow your operations. 

Connections Magazine

Connections serves as a guide for how business and industry can benefit from engaging with UW-Stout.
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750+ employers attend career conferences

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1,000+ companies assisted with Stout expertise

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$2M in corporate donations received in 2017


Menomonie, Dunn County, UW-Stout collaborating on new economic development position Featured Image

Menomonie, Dunn County, UW-Stout collaborating on new economic development position

Six entities in Dunn County have come together to boost economic development in the region.
It’s More than a Package: UW-Stout packaging program to host international student-led conference Featured Image

It’s More than a Package: UW-Stout packaging program to host international student-led conference

Pack Jam invites industry, alumni, community to see fresh ideas April 7-9
Career Conference part of larger recruiting strategy for companies like Xcel Energy  Featured Image

Career Conference part of larger recruiting strategy for companies like Xcel Energy

The Spring Career Conference will feature more than 320 employers as they recruit UW-Stout students for full-time jobs and internships.