GradNEXT: What does an industry-back graduate education look like?

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The Graduate College at the University of Cincinnati is looking to break graduate education. Interested?

What does an industry-backed Ph.D. look like? How can industry inform graduate curriculum and prepare our students for jobs? How can we leverage the transferable skills of graduate training (e.g. decision making, collaboration, critical thinking, strategic and resource management) in product development, organizational culture, and community building? Join us on April 9, from 10 AM – 12 PM in UC’s 1819 Innovation Hub as students share their ideas. 

Graduate education produces critical and creative problem solvers that can advance your corporate mission , increase your product pipeline and your bottom line. Many programs across the nation are beginning to move toward collaborative relationships with graduate students (e.g. NC State). We don’t want to be behind!

Come watch contestants in our FIRST pitch competition! Finalists will pitch their ideas to the Provost, Dean of the Graduate College and two alums. Whoever wins will receive funding support toward the implementation of their project! The top-ranking idea will receive $1,000 in addition to funding support for their proposed idea. And you are welcome to partner with us. COME, see how grad education is evolving and vote for YOUR favorite idea!! You can register here.

For more information please contact Omotayo Banjo, Associate Dean of Innovation and Graduate Programs at banjooo@uc.edu.