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Sophomore Professional Conference

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

The Sophomore Professional Conference supports sophomore students in the process of formulating their personal and professional pathway. Additionally, the conference informs students of the Kelley Professionalism Code and helps them implement it into their own values.

Now in its fourth year, the demand for attending the conference has grown substantially. While the Undergraduate Program provides some support for this program, we are not able to allow as many students the chance to attend as we would like. With corporate sponsorship, we are able to increase attendance while maintaining the superb quality of the conference.

The Sophomore Professional Conference is the premier program within the Kelley School of Business specifically designed for sophomore students.

As a corporate sponsor, you will have the unique opportunity to interact with this exceptional population in an out-of-class setting.

Sponsorship Opportunities

  1. Gold Sponsor: $5,000 (1)
    • Presents at the conference luncheon on Saturday (250+ in attendance)
    • Up to four company representatives may attend the Friday evening Preview Dinner
    • Presents their own conference session on Saturday (40 minutes)*
    • Hosts a table at the Expo on Saturday (1 hour)
    • May provide materials or small giveaways (with prior approval) to be included in the welcome bag given to all conference attendees
    • Full page ad in digital program, available for all conference attendees to download
    • Social media recognition (Kelley Facebook, Kelley Twitter, Kelley Blog)
    • Opportunity to display your banners during the entire event (Friday-Saturday)
    • Logo to be included on invitations (digital), Kelley website, guidebook smartphone application, and on sponsorship poster
    • Verbal recognition at event
  2. Silver Sponsor: $3,000 (unlimited)
    • Presents their own conference session on Saturday (40 minutes)*
    • Up to two company representatives may attend the Friday evening dinner
    • Hosts a table at the Expo on Saturday (1 hour)
    • Social media recognition (Kelley Facebook, Kelley Twitter, Kelley Blog)
    • Half- page ad in digital program
    • May provide materials or small giveaways (with prior approval) to be included in the conference welcome bag
    • Logo on Kelley website, guidebook smartphone application, and on sponsorship poster
    • Verbal recognition at event
  3. Bronze Sponsor $2,000 (unlimited)
    • Presents their own conference session on Saturday (40 minutes)*
    • Up to two company representatives may attend the Friday evening dinner
    • Hosts a table at the Expo on Saturday (1 hour)
    • Logo on Kelley website, guidebook smartphone application, and on sponsorship poster
    • Verbal recognition at event

*All sponsoring companies will present a 40-minute session during the conference on Saturday. This provides the students with a unique experience of hearing from the experts and also gives each company a chance to share their guidance with a group of highly-motivated young people.

Each sponsor is responsible for creating and implementing their presentation, and they must complete the SPC Proposal FormAll conference session proposals must be submitted by Nov. 1, 2013. Presentation topics are subject to approval by the Conference Planning Committee.

The theme for the 2014 Sophomore Professional Conference is The Future is Today. This year’s conference will focus on helping students make important decisions that will affect their future business careers.

All conference presentations should also fall under one of the following sub-themes:

  • Career preparation
  • Academic Success
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Team Membership and Leadership

For more information regarding sponsorship, contact ksengage@indiana.edu.

2014 Corporate Sponsors to Date:
Northwestern Mutual
Coyote Logistics
WellPoint
Kimball International, Inc.
Kohl's
PwC
David J. Joseph
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