A2i: Information About Industry Partnerships

The Accelerate to Industry (A2i) Membership Program offers industry partners the opportunity to collaborate with North Carolina A&T State University to shape the future of holistic and integrated workforce readiness at your company and across the United States. Our industry partners play a major role in shaping A2i events and activities for graduate students and are featured on our website and in our communications.

Through A2i, you can recruit and directly impact the training of graduate student researchers. Our industry members help us prepare trainees in the following areas:

  • Leadership, teamwork, and communication
  • Corporate culture
  • Job search readiness
  • Intellectual property and regulatory affairs
  • Market and technology trends
  • Project management
  • Commercialization
  • Finance

Industry partners engage with our students through various A2i activities:

  • Industry Job Search Strategies Workshops
  • Company Site Visits
  • Industry Internships
  • Industry Team Practicum
  • Industry Immersion Events

A2i Industry Memberships

Industry partners can participate in the A2i program at different annual membership levels: Premier, Principal, Associate, or Basic. Details about the annual membership levels are provided below.

Includes all PRINCIPAL membership features and:

  • 1 Immersion Week Lunch Leadership presentation
  • 1 Industry Team Practicum project
  • 1 Additional site visit
  • Featured company exhibit/booth on display throughout the entire Immersion Week
  • Special recognition status with A2i national and international partners

Includes all ASSOCIATE membership features and:

  • 2 Immersion Week presentations
  • 1 Immersion Week breakfast
  • 1 Site visit
  • 1 Executives in Residence membership
  • 1 A2i Advisory Board seat
  • Quarterly meetings with the A2i Leadership Team
  • Registration for 2 company staff to attend the annual A2i Institute
  • Full-page recognition in the Immersion Week program
  • Participation in Industry Job Search Strategies

Includes all BASIC membership features and:

  • 1 Immersion Week presentation
  • Tier II registration for the Immersion Week Company Fair
  • Half-page recognition in the Immersion Week brochure
  • A2i targeted recruitment support service for internships, job positions, and other company opportunities


  • Booth/exhibit space during the entire Immersion Week
  • 1 Information session that includes A2i targeted recruitment support service
  • Tier I registration for the Immersion Week Company Fair
  • Access to A2i participant resumes and biographical sketches
  • Recognition on the A2i website

Past and Current A2i Industry Partners:

amazon logo      dell logo       eastman logo


ERP International Logo       GE Research logo       johnson and johnson logo


lenovo logo       liberty mutual logo     pinnacle logo 



Sandia National Laboratories logo

For more information about the A2i program, please contact Dr. Clay Gloster, Jr. (email).