Our Mission

UNC Charlotte’s Office of Corporate Engagement serves as a single point of entry for corporations, providing a strategic and tailored approach to help maximize and accelerate their access to the University. "Corporate engagement is essential to UNC Charlotte’s mission," said Chancellor Sharon L. Gaber. "As we have listened to our corporate partners, it was clear there were steps we could take to further simplify the process by which they access the resources our campus has to offer."

Opportunities for engagement include:

  • Internships and career engagement for students
  • Professional development geared towards working adults
  • Research collaborations
  • Executive engagement (advisory boards, speaking opportunities)
  • Community-building partnerships
  • Philanthropic investments
  • Why should you connect with UNC Charlotte?

    • Engage student and alumni talent
    • Advance your research 
    • Develop your workforce 
    • Opportunities for strategic investments
    • Advance interdisciplinary research 
    • Increase outreach and visibility

    Meet the Director

    Solange Tricanowicz


    Solange Tricanowicz


    As director of Corporate Engagement, Solange Tricanowicz is responsible for identifying,  cultivating, soliciting and stewarding relationships with businesses to maximize collaborations, internships, hiring placements, research, executive engagement and sustainable investments.

    Previously, Tricanowicz served as assistant director for graduate programs enrollment, specifically recruiting for the MBA program, Business Analytics certificate, Entrepreneurship and Innovation certificate and the MBA Plus certificate for the Belk College of Business. She also served the College as the employer relations liaison for graduate programs, connecting students to the talent development needs of the Charlotte area.

    Before coming to UNC Charlotte, Tricanowicz worked with the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce as a talent and economic growth associate. She received her master’s degree in organizational communication from Northeastern University and her bachelor’s degree in communication and Spanish from the University of Tulsa.

    Connect with UNC Charlotte