OBE’s Spring 2022 Update

OBE keeps you up to date through our quarterly e-newsletter; here’s the latest issue for Spring 2022. Subscribe here (or, forward this newsletter to yourself or a friend).

Office of Business Engagement e-newsletter

OBE staff as of March 2022

The UW–Madison Office of Business Engagement (OBE) helps connect businesses of all sizes with UW–Madison’s forward-thinking community of students, faculty, staff, and researchers. More about us.

Does your company have an idea, a solution, or a specific need? Contact us to learn more about the ways we can connect you with UW–Madison’s world-class researchers and facilities.

What higher education can learn from the business world

On March 8, OBE Managing Director John Garnetti joined fellow business professionals at the UW–Madison Office of Strategic Consulting Showcase 2022 to discuss the differences—and some surprising similarities—between working in a corporate setting and higher education. Find out more.

Strategic Investment

Kemper Foundation champions School of Business diversity and inclusion work with five-year pledge

The Kemper Foundation’s contribution will fund the Kemper Scholars Program, a new scholarship program for students from underrepresented populations working towards their undergraduate degrees at the Wisconsin School of Business (WSB). It also supports the new Kemper Foundation Multicultural Director position for the WSB Multicultural Center. Read more about Kemper’s investment.

Find out more about the benefits of strategic investment in UW–Madison.

Partnerships with UW–Madison talent

Industrial and System Engineering (ISyE) students learn while solving real-world business problems

In ISyE’s design project competition held each semester, teams of graduating students get experience solving real world problems by working with a range of business clients. Read about the winning team’s contribution to GE Healthcare’s work.

OBE staff and Badger engineers at GE Healthcare
OBE’s very own Melissa Simon (second from left) and John Garnetti (second from right) saw these impressive Badger Engineers in action during a visit to GE Healthcare’s Madison campus in February.

Access UW Technology

Chancellor honors UW–Madison entrepreneurs

UW–Madison has long been an incubator for innovation and entrepreneurship. In March, four UW–Madison-affiliated business leaders received the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurial Achievement Awards for their outstanding accomplishments. Read more about the honorees.

Pictured from left: UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank poses with honorees Jim Bakke, Lynn Allen-Hoffman, Scott Resnick and Valarie King-Bailey. Photo: Andy Manis.

Find out how OBE helps connect businesses like yours with UW–Madison research and technology.

Professional Development

WSB Webinar: Effective Intercultural Communication

The Wisconsin School of Business (WSB) produces a free Alumni Webinar Series that features useful information on topics from successful negotiations to design thinking. Watch the latest webinar, featuring Sachin Tuli, director of the International Business major, on effective intercultural communication.

More recent insights from WSB:

More professional development opportunities

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