Partnership. Innovation. Impact.

The Business Engagement Center is industry’s front door to the University of Michigan

How we work with companies

Our team works closely with corporate partners to identify win-win partnerships and collaborative opportunities that advance the mission of both organizations.

How we work with faculty & staff

Our team provides resources, counsel and connections for faculty and staff that facilitate industry partnerships and research funding.

“The Business Engagement Center model is widely recognized as defining the leading edge of integrated corporate relations practice.”

Ed Krause

Ford Motor Company


Increase in corporate research awards at U-M over the past decade

$ Million in corporate investment in FY18

Corporate visits hosted by our office in FY18

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Connecting corporate diversity initiatives with those of the University of Michigan is a strategic priority at the BEC.

News & Events

Engagement Day @ UM-Dearborn

January 23, 2020 University Center – Kochoff

Engagement Day celebrates the depth and breadth of engagement on campus and in community between UM-Dearborn faculty, staff, students, and community partners.

UMSI Career Fair

January 30, 2020 Michigan League Ballroom

Attend the UMSI Career Fair to enhance your campus presence, promote your organization, meet & engage with hundreds of enthusiastic students looking for internships and full-time jobs.

Environment & Sustainability Career Fair

January 28, 2020  Michigan League Ballroom

Employers with an immediate or growing need for sustainability expertise can still register to participate in UM’s sole university-wide annual event focused on green career/internship opportunities and recruitment.

UM-Dearborn College of Business Graduate & International Talent Fair

January 30, 2020  Quad EFairlane Center North

College of Business graduate students and all international students on a F-1 Visa attend the Talent Fair to network with employers.

Winter Engineering Career Fair

January 28-29, 2020  Pierpont Commons

The Winter Engineering Career Fair is hosted by the Engineering Career Resource Center. This event is intended for organizations looking to recruit a wide variety of engineering, computer science and data science students for full-time, internship and co-op positions.

College of Engineering and Computer Science Career & Internship Fair

February 13, 2020 .  Quad E Fairlane Center North 

UM-Dearborn students meet employers seeking to hire students, network with industry leaders, and learn about job opportunities. 


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Success Stories

Read about the impact of industry and university connections in our case studies, white papers, faculty features, and corporate engagement articles.

Success Stories

Ford Day @ U-M