Experience matters.

Your ability to apply the skills you have gained to real-world projects will make you a sought-after professional after you graduate.

Elevate is the umbrella organization at Illinois Tech that connects students with experiential opportunities that allow them to learn the valuable skills that will enable their upward trajectory. These opportunities include on- and off-campus research, internships and co-ops, study abroad, and additional opportunities such as short courses to further round out your education.

Learn more about the array of opportunities offered through the Elevate program.

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Through Elevate and other initiatives, Illinois Tech students enjoy an unusual amount of access to research opportunities at the university and beyond, and you can begin conducting research in your first year.

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Go Abroad

If you’re interested in studying a topic in another country or just have the travel bug, Illinois Tech’s study abroad program allows you to see the world up close. Students can search non-credit-bearing opportunities through Elevate, in addition to opportunities offered through the university’s Study Abroad office.

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Internships and Co-Ops

Every year hundreds of companies and nonprofits work with Illinois Tech to provide internships and co-op experiences to our students.

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Learn more about the array of opportunities offered through the Elevate program.

Elevate Program

“Elevate gave me my first notable professional experience. It opened up networking opportunities as well as my ability to interact with researchers of differing academic backgrounds. It was extremely informative to not only discuss their research in the lab, but also to hear about the experiences that led to them becoming research professionals. As the youngest and least experienced in the laboratory, it was highly insightful to have the interactions with both my assigned mentor and others working in the lab.”

—Alysia DeSimone (Chemical Engineering 3rd Year), Downingtown, Pennsylvania