What Is The Expys...?


Since 2011 NOCHE - the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education and Contempo DESIGN + COMMUNICATIONS have presented The Expys, NOCHE’s annual awards program recognizing and celebrating the best-of-the-best in Northeast Ohio’s internship and experiential learning ecosystem. Each year nominations from hundreds of individuals, companies and organizations throughout the region are submitted for the six award categories, which are Best College Advisor, Best Mentor or Supervisor, Best Large Company Internship, Best Small Company Internship, Coolest Internship, and by far the most popular category – Best Intern. The awards luncheon for The Expys 2018 took place on April 11, 2018 at Windows on the River. Winners were revealed by emcee Monica Robins of WKYC-TV to a live, standing room-only audience and can be viewed HERE.

Along with NOCHE and Contempo DESIGN + COMMUNICATIONS, sponsorship partners of this exciting and popular internship celebration are acknowledged in print and electronic promotional campaigns, media releases and marketing collateral to a combined audience of twenty thousand-plus industry and higher education constituents throughout Northeast Ohio. Your exposure begins within 24 hours of your confirmed sponsorship and continues up to and including the awards luncheon. Each year this event draws a sold-out crowd of more than 275 attendees representing industry and higher education in Northeast Ohio. All sponsors receive a VIP luncheon table for eight and a resource table to display and distribute marketing materials to event attendees during the networking portion of the program. Sponsors are also acknowledged verbally at the podium, in print in the program guide, in the presentation slide deck and on all event-day signage. Some sponsorship packages include a professionally produced video interview that will be included in electronic marketing and promotional campaigns for The Expys. For information about partnership and sponsorhip opportunities, please contact Brenda Davis Smith at 216.302.3242 or bdavissmith@noche.org. View sponsorship packages HERE

Nominations for The Expys 2019 now being accepted at www.noche.org/nominate


The Expys 2018 Sponsors


Nominations for The Expys 2019 now being accepted at www.noche.org/nominate


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