The Chicago Tribune’s BlueSky tech magazine highlighted the talent development opportunities in the Research Park in a series about venture capitalists. Research Park was included in the second part of the series on July 8. One of the hallmarks of Research Park since its birth has been its location on campus. Unlike many other research facilities associated with universities, Research Park at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has been a magnet for talent, recruiting the most qualified students to work at one of over a hundred companies at the park.
State Farm, Dow AgroSciences, and John Deere are among a multitude of companies that seek student talent. Although the companies of Research Park capitalize on the university’s top programs in engineering and business, the 400 students that are employed at any given time are hired from majors ranging from graphic design and advertising to mathematics and communication and a vast spectrum in between.
If you would like to read more on how the talent harnessed at Research Park is paving the way for other Chicago entrepreneurs to sustain similar talent, here is the feautred article from the Chicago Tribune Business Section.