Preparing Tomorrow's Leaders Through Collaboration

Winona State University’s College of Business Engaged Learning Endowment will give WSU students a competitive edge by supporting unique, real world learning experiences that foster collaboration and partnerships, business innovation, faculty ingenuity and alumni networking.

Whether it be paid internships, group or individual projects, student and faculty immersion, mentoring experiences, or a fluid exchange of ideas and resources, such learning opportunities will provide invaluable insight and better prepare WSU students for the transition from classroom to career.

Why Give?

Student Impact

Students will be given the ability to partner with faculty, alumni and external businesses to engage in authentic and practical learning experiences, which in turn will help them build the skills, confidence and relationships needed to succeed in the business world.

Business Partner Impact

Winona State’s business partners can utilize the expertise of university faculty and students’ fresh perspectives in working on special projects to generate innovative solutions to their organization’s challenges.

Businesses will be able to play an active role in shaping the leaders of tomorrow while having access to recruiting top talent.

Faculty Impact

Creating more resources, tools and opportunities for collaboration with living, breathing businesses will allow faculty to stay up-to-date on the intricacies and needs of today’s business world.

The result? Better able to immerse their students in relevant learning experiences.

WSU Impact

WSU will experience increased internal and external collaboration among various on-campus departments, alumni and friends, and business partners – bringing all together to share ideas and innovate.

Community Impact

The local community will gain a strengthened relationship with Winona State and newly engaged citizens through providing more opportunities for students to be involved in businesses and organizations within Winona.

Goal: $1 Million

Every gift, regardless of size, will help bring transformational ideas to life. With your support, students will graduate after having been immersed in real world of business.

By investing in strategic, experiential opportunities for students and faculty, we will stay on the leading edge of today's business world and help solve real world problems.

Donors making gifts of $1,000 or more will be recognized on digital donor recognition display, to be located in the College of Business Engagement Center.