Corporate FAQs

FAQs Regarding Corporate Sponsorships

What is Competitive Advantage?

Competitive Advantage is a career and graduate readiness program targeting college undergraduates from historically underrepresented minority groups — African Americans, Hispanic Americans and Native Americans. We provide tools, training, experiential learning opportunities and networking designed to prepare students to enter careers or to position them for graduate education.

What is the origin of Competitive Advantage? 

Competitive Advantage is a product of The Consortium for Graduate Study in Management, which has worked for more than a half-century to increase diversity in business education and corporate leadership. While The Consortium focuses on graduate business education, the undergraduate program is open to students in any academic discipline.

What are the benefits of participation?
  • Leveraging The Consortium’s early-access relationship-based model to engage students, partners can engage the entire class of undergraduate scholars year-round.
  • Participating in a number of relationship-based direct student engagement and networking opportunities during our corporate immersion experience.
  • Participating in a cost-effective mini career fair. 
  • Conducting informational and/or employment interviews for internships and/or full-time career opportunities. 
What partnership opportunities are available with Competitive Advantage?

There are so many opportunities available depending on your sponsorship level. To learn more about sponsorship, contact Vice President of Development Kimberly Alexander at 636-681-5441 or or Director of Corporate Development Angel McKay at 636-681-5455 or

Who is the program administrator?

Kelley Billingsley, The Consortium’s undergraduate program director, is the administrator of Competitive Advantage. You can reach her at 636-681-5443 or

As a corporate partner, who is our first contact for Competitive Advantage?

Kimberly Alexander or Angel McKay are your first contacts. Kimberly can be reached at 636-681-5441 or Angel can be reached at 636-681-5455 or