UNITE and the Eastern Michigan University Announce a Collaboration Focused on Uniting University and
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UNITE and the Eastern Michigan University Announce a Collaboration Focused on
Uniting University and Industry Partnerships
UNITE, a training, consulting and technology company, and Eastern Michigan University today
announced they will work together to drive business engagement across the university and
increase collaboration among internal teams.
“Holistic corporate engagement is a high priority for many universities. At UNITE we have
cracked the code on how universities activate corporate relationships,” said Christy Bertolo, Co-
Founder of UNITE. “Our proprietary process and valuation tool were designed specifically to
help universities work more effectively with industry, resulting in aligned internal teams going to
business with a singular voice and increased engagement. We are honored to have Eastern
Michigan as a partner.”
Universities are evolving and focusing on the ways in which they engage with companies to
improve student success, generate revenue, and increase industry sponsored research.
“Eastern Michigan University is committed to a holistic approach for corporate engagement. As
we work with UNITE to enhance our corporate partnerships, we will match University resources
to current and emerging needs in business for mutually beneficial outcomes,” said Dr. James
Smith, President of Eastern Michigan University. “One of our top priorities is to provide our
students with opportunities for internships and future employment. We believe this partnership
with UNITE will help us achieve this goal.”
The partnership between Eastern Michigan University and UNITE launched in April 2023 and
will be a year in duration.
About Eastern Michigan University
Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves
more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate
degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and
concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business;
Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school.
National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to
applied education. Visit the University's rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.
UNITE is a consulting, training and technology designed to help universities work more
effectively with corporate partnerships. UNITE delivers a proven Process to drive win-win
partnerships and a Valuation Tool to place value on industry relationships and validate the efforts
of university teams activating corporate engagement work. UNITE is an Ohio State University
portfolio company and exclusively licenses a technology (invented by the co-founders) from The
Ohio State University. The UNITE cohort of partners is growing and includes colleges and
universities across the US of all sizes and the Ohio Innovation Exchange.
For more information about UNITE, please visit www.UNITECorporateEngagement.com or
contact Chris Svec at Chris@UNITECorporateEngagement.com or 614.205.4826.