Academic Affiliates Program

The Hume Center Academic Affiliates Program (AAP) provides an opportunity for industry partners to develop a one-on-one relationship with top-notch faculty, researchers, and the most promising future leaders in national security technologies. Through an annual gift made payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation, members directly support the education and outreach missions of the Hume Center, and engage in shaping and recruiting the brightest talent for the defense, intelligence, and national security communities.

Based on the level of membership, affiliates not only gain access to students engaged in Hume Center programs, but also have an opportunity to engage with faculty, researchers, and advisory board members to shape curriculum, drive investments in student projects, and engage in workforce development. AAP members have an opportunity to interact with and recruit cleared and clearable students from a wide variety of majors, including electrical and computer engineering, aerospace and ocean engineering, computer science and cybersecurity, political science, national security and international studies, and geography.

Graduating More-Prepared Students

Virginia Tech is an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence and industry funds support the execution of the National Security Education Program. Activities undertaken educate students and ensure its graduates have a strong awareness of the technical and mission challenges of the national security community. Many will have obtained security clearances through internships or graduate research assistantships.

Membership

Level Annual Gift Benefits
Principal Member $15,000 Benefits:
  • Sponsor student annual project or a senior design/capstone project in the College of Engineering and provide mentorship to student
  • Ability to interact with the faculty, researchers, and students, and other industry members at the Academic Affiliates Program Annual Meeting
  • Annual resume book for undergraduate and graduate students
  • Tailored recruiting events and ability to post jobs to internal websites and student mailing lists
  • Subscription to Hume Center quarterly e-newsletter, HUMEint
  • Cross-promotion on social media platforms
  • Assistance with internship recruiting and placement
  • Invitation to annual National Security Education Program Colloquium, including student meet and greet with AAP members and Hume Center students and an opportunity to attend recruiting sessions
Distinguished Member $50,000 Benefits of Principal Member, plus:
  • Ex-officio membership on the Hume Center Advisory Board
  • Sponsor interdisciplinary student project and provide mentorship to the student team
  • Opportunity to host individual recruiting events on VT campus, with targeted interviews with students studying in relevant areas
  • Invitation to annual “Curriculum Conversation”, curriculum development advisory session with Hume faculty
  • One-on-one quarterly meetings with a member of the Hume Center faculty
  • Sponsorship of annual National Security Education Program Colloquium, including an opportunity to present a seminar and attend recruiting sessions

Current Members

Distinguished Members


     

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More Information

For more information, please contact Christine Callsen, Director of Outreach and Education, Hume Center.