The Companies That Make It Happen
The FILC's strong business leader involvement ensures timely and relevant learning opportunities. Dozens of industry leaders meet with students on campus, offer internships and research projects at company sites, review FILC curriculum and assist with strategic and financial planning. An industry Executive Committee and Advisory Board convene periodically to review objectives and results.
Your company can become involved in several ways:
- Attend a FILC-sponsored event, including the Annual Fall Conference, "Today's Managers, Tomorrow's Leaders," or special issue conferences offered throughout the year.
- Become a mentor for Food Industry Management students through internship projects at your firm. Internships allow you to deploy talented and motivated students.
- Arrange for your top executive(s) to visit PSU and speak in FILC classes.
- Help grow the FILC's financial base by contributing to various endowments that help fund new projects, student scholarships and maintain the Center's excellent services and operations.
Industry Funding Contributions
The retail and packaged goods industry provides the private funding for the FILC’s operation. The Center's growth and development is due largely to visionary industry leaders making meaningful financial contributions to student and program development. The FILC welcomes all companies who have an interest in the improvement of this industry and who may depend on it as a source of revenue and growth. For giving options and information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholarships: Your Investment in the Industry's Future
Contributions pave the way for talented students to become involved with the FILC, earn the Certificate, and start a meaningful career in the retail and packaged goods industry. Each year, the Center awards more than $50,000 in scholarships, representing all or part of students' tuition and materials costs. A scholarship committee reviews written applications from interested students twice each year.
For more information about involvement, contributions and center endowment contact:
Professor Tom Gillpatrick
FILC Executive Director