Industry Partnerships

iSCHOOL INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS

Shaping the future of information, together.

As a vibrant hub where academic excellence meets practical application, the School of Information connects with industry to benefit students, faculty, industry and the broader community.

As Arizona’s iSchool, we partner with corporate, public and nonprofit organizations in Arizona and across the globe—from IT, finance, healthcare and consulting multinationals to local libraries and museums, from federal, state and tribal agencies to startup companies, and many others.

A SAMPLING OF RECENT iSCHOOL PARTNERS

  • Amazon
  • Avirtek
  • CyVerse
  • Freeport-McMoRan
  • Genentech
  • iDE Global
  • Intel
  • Labcorp Drug Development
  • Lightsense Technology
  • Lum.ai
  • Lunewave
  • Mayo Clinic
  • NuvOx Pharma
  • Onebridge
  • Pima County Public Library
  • Pitney Bowes
  • RNC Mobile Services
  • Reddit
  • Roche
  • Tesla
  • Tucson Police Department
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Viasat
  • Vue Data

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARTNERSHIP

We offer several opportunities for connecting with iSchool faculty and students. Click a link below to learn more:

Student internships demonstrate our commitment to experiential learning. Students engage with organizations from a variety of industries, gaining hands-on experience that is both enriching and career-defining. These internships often transition into full-time roles.

View additional information on iSchool internships hosted by employers and sponsors.

Mentoring offers students a unique opportunity to receive guidance and career advice from experienced professionals. This mentorship enriches their learning journey and ensures that our academic programs remain relevant and responsive to industry trends.

Generous sponsorships from our partners support events and related learning and community initiatives. Industry support is crucial in maintaining a cutting-edge educational environment and propelling forward-thinking research in the information sciences.

The University of Arizona iShowcase is a platform where students present their projects and research to industry experts, alumni and the community at the end of each semester. This essential event highlights the practical application of their academic work, providing a bridge to career opportunities and professional recognition.

Academic research is the backbone of our institution, pushing the boundaries of knowledge in the information field. Our industry partners play a crucial role, collaborating on research projects, providing real-world data and funding groundbreaking studies. This collaboration not only advances the field but also ensures that our research has practical implications and addresses contemporary challenges.

Industry leaders contribute to the shaping of our curriculum by serving on advisory boards. Their insights help us tailor our curriculum to the evolving needs of the industry, ensuring our graduates are well-prepared to excel in their careers.

We offer professional development and continuing education opportunities, both for our students and for employees of our partner organizations through graduate degrees in data science, information science and library and information science, as well as graduate certificates in archival studies, digital curation, foundations of data science, instruction and teaching for librarians and information professionals, and legal information.

As an iSchool, we seek collaborative projects with our industry partners. These ventures may range from developing new technologies and applications to addressing societal challenges through information solutions. Our faculty and students collaborate with industry experts, bringing together academic theory and practical expertise.

"We collaborate with industry leaders not only to more fully prepare our graduates for the workplace demands of a data-driven world, but also to inform industry of new thought leadership, faculty research, solutions for human-information problems, and student skills that will advance organizational and community success."
Catherine Brooks, Interim Dean and Professor

PARTNER WITH US

We strive to forge strong industry partnerships that fuel innovation, academic excellence and professional growth. Together, the iSchool and industry nurture a community primed for leadership and innovation in our shared information future.

To explore industry partnership opportunities with the iSchool, please complete the form below, or contact Michael McKisson, associate professor of practice, at mckisson@arizona.edu or 520-621-7556.