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Educational Partnerships

Businesses large and small can offer invaluable opportunities for our students to put their theoretical knowledge into practice and to learn about the culture of business success. HU offers several programs that link local businesses with our students. These include internships, corporate faculty positions and custom partnerships. 

Internships and Projects

Undergraduate students participate in internships to apply knowledge and gain business skills. Students are expected to complete a full semester internship as part of their graduation requirements. Many students go on to find employment at the same companies in which they interned. An internship is structured on the needs and capabilities of the host company. 

Corporate Faculty

HU faculty and staff have served in the nation’s most prestigious colleges, universities, businesses and civic institutions. Our corporate faculty play critical roles in educating students in the classroom. These men and women have expertise in a broad range of industries. They may be CEOs, senior managers, research scientists or clinicians.

Custom Business Partnerships

Many business and organizations partner with HU. Harrisburg Young Professionals provide every student with a free membership. Gannett Fleming, The Technology Council of Central Pennsylvania, and GeoDecisions have helped us write, develop, and teach our curriculum. Other organizations such as the Hershey Center for Applied Research have provided lab space and research opportunities.

We welcome partnerships with groups and organizations that help us meet our dual mission of providing high-quality education while fostering economic growth in the region.

Strategic Partnerships Agreements

Harrisburg University has a real passion to help educate your employees, expand your talent base, and support future generations of learning and collaboration in all the vital areas of STEM. HU partners with organizations to offer significant tuition discounts to their employees and spouses.

Economic Partnerships

By founding and partnering with innovative technology and education firms, HU is transforming the educational landscape to produce tomorrow’s leaders and grow the economy. To fulfill this mission, we’ve partnered with the following companies and organizations.

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STEM-UP Network

Despite progress, gender disparities persist in STEM. STEM-UP, a global nonprofit, empowers women in post-secondary education, providing strategies and connections to eliminate the gender talent gap. Operating as a social enterprise powered by HU, STEM-UP is dedicated to fostering women’s success in STEM careers.



A four-year degree is no longer required for a variety of information technology jobs. NuPaths prepares people to perform entry-level Information Technology roles for well-paying and in-demand jobs. Programs are based on IT employment demands and the specific IT skills needed to be successful in a job role.


Allegro Learning Solutions

Allegro partners with educational institutions, subject matter experts and content providers to identify education and training content that prepares institutions, businesses, and individuals to advance in today’s digital world. In doing so, it expands global learning opportunities, develops in-demand skills, and strengthens the global talent pool.



Launched by HU Professor Andrew Hacker, this startup fundamentally changes the way data is processed by embedding every piece of data with artificial intelligence. The blockchain start-up, backed by HU, makes data intelligent so it can act on its own, negating the need for an outside application.


MistIQ Technologies

The research and development and Intellectual Property group that supports Thought, MistIQ has been part of Harrisburg University’s entrepreneur accelerator since 2016. MistIQ developed the initial Smart Data hybrid stack and is the driving force behind Thought’s innovative new Artificial Intelligence platform.

Corporate Partnerships

Thanks to the cooperation and dedication of many, we brings the world of work into the classroom. Below are some of the local firms and organizations making education at HU more relevant, practical and powerful for our students through partnerships and internships. We are grateful for their support.

  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Celerity
  • Commonwealth Media Services
  • Dauphin County Coroner
  • Gannett Fleming, Inc.
  • Geisinger Health Systems
  • GeoDecisions, Inc.
  • Highmark
  • Holy Spirit Hospital
  • Information Systems Security Association (Central PA Chapter)
  • JFC Global Staffing
  • JPL
  • Metro Bank
  • Milo Service Enterprises
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • NRG Energy
  • PA County Commissioners Association
  • PA Dept of Agriculture
  • PA Dept of Health (IT Division)
  • Pavone
  • Pinnacle Health
  • Skelly and Loy
  • Troegs Brewing Company

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