Austin Technology Council (ATC) named Nancy Schreiber, dean of The Bill Munday School of Business, as Partner of the Year. Schreiber was recognized for her role in creating the internshippilot program between St. Edward's University and ATC.
"Nancy had the vision and influence necessary to lead the charge in the efforts,” said Quincy Cooper, director of operations for ATC. "The partnership is a direct result of her hard work, leadership and dedication."
The internship program creates a "tech talent pipeline" that gives students the opportunity to sharpen their professional development skills such as collaboration, communication and critical thinking through real-world business experiences. The long-term goal is that St. Edward’s University graduates will be well-positioned to fill open tech jobs in Austin.
Business students also can take advantage of the university's partnership with Capital Factory, which gives them access to co-working space, networking opportunities and investors.
Connecting students to startups and tech companies has been a goal of Schreiber's since she became dean in July 2014. Speaking with the Austin Business Journal in May, Schreiber said she aimed to, "bring the business community to campus and our campus to the community."
Schreiber has developed a foundation for St. Edward’s University business school programs that are rooted in five pillars designed to support students in their professional and personal development: entrepreneurial thinking, social enterprise, innovation management, global collaboration and business analytics.