Want to partner with us? There are many ways you or your organization can support our students and benefit in return. 

opportunities for partnership

  • Host NLI students on a site visit or tour
  • Collaborate with NLI faculty & staff to create a custom experiential learning program for students
  • Serve as a guest speaker in an NLI course
  • Participate in the Novak Leadership Industry Mentoring Program that matches industry professionals with current upper-level students pursuing related careers
  • Collaborate on research projects involving leadership and communication in the workplace
  • Host a virtual event or call with our students
  • Host student groups to observe or shadow your employees or learn more about your organization
  • Host students interested in volunteering
  • Collaborate with our faculty to develop service-learning experiences for students
  • Co-develop an internship program or summer bootcamp experience
  • Teach a 1-credit-hour course in our program

benefits of partnership

  • Gain priority access to NLI and J-School students for recruiting
  • Network with Mizzou faculty
  • Gain insights into how to connect with young employees and develop leaders in your organization
  • Offer rewarding opportunities for your employees to invest in the next generation of leaders
  • Pro-bono consulting, student projects, and volunteering

Interested in becoming a partner or supporting our students? Click below to email Brandon Butcher for more information.

meet our partners