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Corporate and Foundation Relations

Saint Xavier University excels at providing a diverse student population with the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century workplace. Strong relationships with corporations, non-profit organizations, public agencies and other external partners are critical to our success. We are proud to work with hundreds of businesses and organizations throughout the greater Chicago metropolitan region to achieve our mission.

We welcome the opportunity to develop strategic relationships, and there are many ways to get involved with SXU. Corporations and other external partners provide internship opportunities for our students, hire our graduates, support experiential learning and research programs, lend their expertise on advisory councils and in the classroom, share insights into current business needs, and support the University through sponsorships, gifts and grants.

Our Corporate and Foundation Relations staff can help connect your company with students, faculty and programs in your areas of interest and help promote your involvement with SXU. To learn more about opportunities to connect with the University, contact Jaime Porter, Interim Vice President for University Advancement, at 773-298-3317.

Opportunities to Partner with SXU

There are many ways for businesses and other external partners to get involved at SXU.

Internships and Employment Opportunities

Local employers are invited to provide internships that give students the opportunity to apply their classroom learning to practical experiences in modern professional settings. Partners are also encouraged to hire students and graduates, participate in our career fairs, and post job openings on Handshake.

Experiential Learning and Research Opportunities

SXU uses the greater Chicago metropolitan area as an extended classroom for students. Many of our partners provide opportunities for students to gain real-world experience through clinical and practicum rotations, service-learning and research projects, and many other types of field-based learning experiences.

Sponsorships, Gifts and Grants

Our partners provide financial support for scholarships, academic and student services programs, community outreach efforts, and many other initiatives. Below are just a few of the many opportunities where your support can make a significant difference.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Saint Xavier offers many sponsorship opportunities that support vital University initiatives and offer excellent marketing opportunities for our sponsors. For additional information, please contact Jaime Porter, Interim Vice President, at 773-298-3317.