Corporate Day on Campus Touts Talent, Benefits of Partnerships
Anne Chow, president of national business for AT&T Business, addressed the crowd of more than 150 attendees at Corporate Day on Campus.
More than 150 representatives from area companies attended The University of Texas at Dallas’ annual Corporate Day on Campus on May 29, an event designed to help form and develop partnerships between industry and the University.
With thousands of alumni residing and working in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, the University’s talent pool is a major draw for corporations in the Metroplex.
In her keynote address, Anne Chow, president of national business for AT&T Business, shared how a partnership with UT Dallas has benefited the multibillion-dollar corporation.
“This is a partnership for us that is filled with purpose and passion,” said Chow, a founding member of AT&T University’s governing board. “Our purpose and our passion are around our community – it’s for people; it’s for businesses and consumers; it’s for the students. It’s about making progress on all levels – the people whom you choose to engage with and whom you build relationships with and the institutions that support those people and generate that talent. This is how progress is made.”
“We know that our future rides on ensuring that we have the right leaders to take us into that next generation. And no doubt, UTD is committed to developing and delivering that next generation of leaders, whether they’re in neuroscience or engineering or in business, to the world.”
Chow’s passion for leadership development has allowed her to recognize the University’s impact on students and their potential as leaders of the future.
“We know that our future rides on ensuring that we have the right leaders to take us into that next generation,” Chow said. “And no doubt, UTD is committed to developing and delivering that next generation of leaders, whether they’re in neuroscience or engineering or in business, to the world.”
The strength of specific programs in the Naveen Jindal School of Management is also important to Robert Nguyen BS’04, the director of talent acquisition for Korn Ferry, a global organizational consulting firm with a growing Talent Delivery Center in Dallas.
“UT Dallas has a great sales program, which is very appealing to us because of the roles we hire for,” Nguyen said. “The reputation is growing; the talent is growing, so we want to develop a stronger partnership here.”
From left: ISN senior manager Naresh Viswanathan and Ghousuddin Syed, director of the products team at ISN, met with Geoff Giauque, director of development and alumni relations for the Naveen Jindal School of Management, at Corporate Day on Campus.
Industry representatives were able to learn about student projects, community engagement initiatives and entrepreneurship programs through breakout sessions presented by UT Dallas students, faculty and staff. UT Dallas’ community engagement programs were of particular interest to Jordyn Singer BS’14, a volunteer coordinator for Junior Achievement of Dallas.
“We offer a college heroes program, where we engage college students to visit schools in this area to teach them things like financial literacy, career readiness skills and entrepreneurship,” Singer said. “With the influx of UTD’s community involvement programs, it just seems like a natural partnership for us to work together.”