How Does 1 + 1 = Infinity?
When you combine your world-class Illinois Tech education with real-world, experiential learning opportunities, you open up an infinite number of career possibilities.
Elevate Experiential Learning
Illinois Tech's one-of-a-kind Elevate program ensures that you will have the confidence to land a great job. Begin your journey before stepping on campus by taking part in a four-week online experiential learning opportunity, where you will learn and apply hands-on skills needed to lead and innovate in today’s workplace.
High school and college students, graduates, professionals—all can join our specialized courses and build teamwork, creativity, design thinking, and problem-solving skills. The Excelerate platform ensures that you can easily explore and sign up for opportunities that appeal to you. Our experiential learning opportunities offer you the gateway to explore, collaborate, solve problems, and lead!
$1,000 Edge Award
What more can you gain from Elevate experiential learning besides valuable real-world experience and relevant twenty-first century skills? A $1,000 award that can jump-start your future at Illinois Tech. The Edge Award is open to high school students who enroll at Illinois Tech.
Complete an Elevate Experiential Learning Opportunity and Earn a $1,000 Edge Award
Illinois Tech is offering a $1,000 Edge Award to high school students to help you fund your Illinois Tech education. You can earn an Edge Award by completing a virtual experiential learning opportunity prior to enrolling at Illinois Tech. Bonus: Edge Awards are stackable—earn up to five. Learn more about Edge Awards.
In addition, you may use your Edge Award for any Elevate College Prep experience, including summer programs!
How do I apply for an Elevate experiential learning opportunity?
Experiential learning opportunities are available to international high school students and nominated students from participating partner high schools. If you’re interested in bringing an experiential learning opportunity to your high school, please contact Fareine Suarez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Go to the Illinois Tech profile on Excelerate
- Click on the “Sign Up” button
- Enter your details and verify your email
- Log in to the platform and apply for the experiential learning opportunity under “Global Internships”