CIPD members, we would love to showcase your ‘experience’ or ‘story’ here. Please email it to us.
The College-Industry Partnership Division CIPD) has within its membership a diverse group of academic and industry representatives. By working closely together in organizing sessions or attending the annual ASEE or Conference for Industry and Education Collaboration (CIEC) conferences, I have met many representatives from both small and large companies who have taught me much about their business cultures, how their organization perceives the value of working with universities,and how my university might work better with them in the education of new graduates or in the professional development of their workforce. CIP provides opportunities for fresh dialog with all members who seek to find the best methods for the development of successful partnerships of organizations working together in the creation of educational programs and/or research partnerships. I do not want to reinvent the educational wheel; I just want to learn from the successes and even the failures of others to improve upon my efforts in the development of successful partnerships with our corporate partners. These are some of the reasons I have continued to be active in the CIP Division and why I look forward every year to my continued dialog with old and new corporate and academic colleagues. – Linda Krute, NC State
I have been a member of CIP for several years and it really has allowed me to gain additional professional and leadership skills and experiences. I truly have made some great connections and it valuable to have an expansive network across the US. I would recommend anyone to join CIP Division of ASEE if you are interested in your own professional development but also learning about programming, industry trends and opportunities for your students!