About the program

Our Corporate Partners in Excellence (CPIE) program connects leading organisations with outstanding students through scholarships and professional internships. Through the relationships created, immediate and long-term benefits are gained by both our corporate partners and our students.

By joining the CPIE program, you'll:

  • bring the brightest young minds into your organisation for fifteen weeks, full time
  • mentor and support the next generation of business leaders
  • connect and engage as a valued corporate partner of QUT Business School
  • build your talent pipeline as part of your recruitment strategy.

Read our sponsorship prospectus (PDF file, 1.2 MB) for more information about the program's benefits.

How it works

Contact us

Contact us to discuss working with one of our students and some of the specifications of what you are looking for in an intern.

Student selection

We use strict selection criteria to ensure you gain access to the very brightest undergraduate business students. Students must meet specific criteria including:

  • academic excellence
  • demonstrated leadership ability
  • extra-curricular pursuits (e.g. sporting, cultural, artistic)
  • community involvement
  • strong interpersonal skills.


Each year of your involvement in the program, you will receive a different CPIE student intern who will be placed with your organisation for fifteen weeks, full time. They are expected to undertake real work and make a valuable contribution to your organisation.

Your investment

An investment of $36,000 (ex GST) is payable over three years. One hundred percent of your investment goes directly to the students. CPIE students receive $12,000 per year to support course fees and other study-related expenses.

'QUT's CPIE scholarship program lit the pathway to my professional career'. Holly Lister, CPIE scholarship recipient

Current partners

We've partnered with business leaders for our Corporate Partners in Excellence program.

Contact us

If you're interested in joining the Corporate Partners in Excellence program as a corporate partner, contact us.