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Sep 29, 2020 2020-09

T-Mobile joins The Hoeft Technology & Management Program as a corporate affiliate

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program welcomes T-Mobile as a corporate affiliate of the program. T-Mobile is leading the way in 5G with America’s first and largest 5G network in addition to an advanced 4G LTE network, offering reliable connectivity for all and using their network for good.

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program is a joint university minor within Gies College of Business and The Grainger College of Engineering at the University of Illinois. Creating a bridge between traditional engineering disciplines and business education, the program offers a unique curriculum leading to a university minor in technology and management. 

“At T-Mobile we are customer obsessed and this requires a unique blend of technology and business acumen to ensure new products continue to enhance the customer experience and the Hoeft Technology & Management Program is developing future leaders with a foundational understanding of how technology and business decisions intersect,” said Nelly Pitocco, VP T-Mobile for Business Solution Engineering and Innovation. “We are proud to play a role in the development of the diverse talent participating in the T&M Program.”

T-Mobile joins a selective list of corporate affiliates including Abbott, Anheuser-Busch, Boeing, bp, Caterpillar, John Deere, Motorola Solutions, and Synchrony. Corporate affiliates provide strategic advice and guidance regarding relevance of the curriculum, participate in extra-curricular activities, sponsor capstone projects, and provide important financial support to the Program. They also have a unique platform for actively engaging with students and faculty of the T&M Program and participating in its development and strategic direction.

“We are pleased to have T-Mobile join The Hoeft Technology & Management Program as a corporate affiliate,” said John Quarton, director of the T&M Program. “T-Mobile is a company looking ahead to the next innovation to enhance its products, advance its business, and benefit its customers. The T&M Program develops future leaders equipped to solve problems in unique ways, just as T-Mobile seeks to disrupt the wireless industry with unique approaches.”

About T-Mobile

T-Mobile U.S. Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is America’s supercharged Un-carrier, delivering an advanced 4G LTE and transformative nationwide 5G network that will offer reliable connectivity for all. T-Mobile’s customers benefit from its unmatched combination of value and quality, unwavering obsession with offering them the best possible service experience and undisputable drive for disruption that creates competition and innovation in wireless and beyond. Based in Bellevue, Wash., T-Mobile provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile, Metro by T-Mobile and Sprint. For more information please visit:

About Gies College of Business at Illinois

Gies College of Business provides a world-class educational experience for the next generation of business leaders. For more than 100 years, the College has delivered on the promise of innovation in business education, with a commitment to cutting-edge curriculum design and delivery, exceptional experiential learning opportunities, and unparalleled academic excellence. Today our faculty prepare more than 7,000 students to be at the forefront of innovation and leadership in the global economy.

About The Grainger College of Engineering at Illinois

As one of the world's top ranked engineering programs, students, faculty, and alumni of The Grainger College of Engineering set the standard for excellence. We drive the economy, reimagine engineering education, and bring revolutionary ideas to the world. The Grainger College of Engineering is home to more than 10,000 students. We are one of the Top 5 colleges in the country in terms of research expenditures, with nearly $240 million in research conducted every year. More than 80,000 living alumni have founded or led companies like YouTube, Yelp, Bloom Energy, C3 IoT, Grainger Industrial Supply, Tesla Motors, PayPal, and BP.