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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 which 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 and competitions to further round out your education.  

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New Internships and Virtual Experiences

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Learn highly sought-after skills and work alongside a startup to put what you learn to use! Programs include mobile app development, UI/UX, Quality assurance & software animation, and business development and marketing.

Grow Your Career with an Exelon Summer 2021 College Internship Experience!

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Exelon internships mirror full-time positions, and will allow interns to develop decision-making and critical thinking skills, increased confidence and self-esteem. On Tuesday, September 15, join Exelon for a presentation and a discussion about the Exelon Summer 2021 Internship Program for Engineering Majors.
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Exelon internships mirror full-time positions, and will allow interns to develop decision-making and critical thinking skills, increased confidence and self-esteem. On Tuesday, September 22, join Exelon for a presentation and a discussion about Summer 2021 Internships for Non-Engineering Majors. Register here.

COVID-19 Research Projects

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Virtual Study Abroad Opportunities

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Sage Corps

In today’s world, you can work from anywhere, anytime. We are believers in the value of global experience. And now, we make that possible to do without having to leave your home. As remote work becomes the new normal, it is an important and invaluable experience for college students to participate in a virtual internship without financial, logistical, or other constraints.

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Take charge of your academic plans and design your perfect term with API Global Select! API has partnered with some of our top international university partners from around the world to offer their expansive course catalogs virtually to our students for a truly global, borderless and connected semester or quarter experience!

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Although not a substitute for a traditional on-site experience, virtual internships can serve as an important stepping stone to build up your skills, resume, and cross-cultural understanding. This can be a great foundation for future internships on site. With a virtual internship, work on projects for an international organization from your home base in the U.S. while adding a global perspective to your professional work experience.

Upcoming Hackathons

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Build something great, using at least one of the many Snap Kit developer tools. This challenge is searching for the best uses of Snap Kit in the following categories: Best Use of Dynamic Lenses, Best Use of Bitmoji, Best Design, Innovation Award, Best Overall Use of Snap Kit. $10,000 USD prize pool, including cash and promotion. October 5 deadline.

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Build a security playbook for the Cortex XSOAR Marketplace that enables automated orchestration of end-to-end security workflows, from triaging alerts to incident investigation, ticket management, and threat response. $60,000 prize pool, including speaking opportunity at Palo Alto Networks Ignite 2020, cash, promotion, and sponsor prizes from Google, AWS & more. September 29 deadline.

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Verto Education

Verto Education is a first semester abroad program which gives students an opportunity to explore the world while also earning Illinois Tech college credit, and therefore, keeps students on a 4-year graduation timeline.

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Virtual Career Fairs

Virtual Career Fairs

The fall 2020 career fair will be held virtually on Sept 29th and 30th. Students and employers will schedule 10-minute video conversations, with employers able to pre-select candidates two weeks in advance of the fair. Be sure to create your profile early!

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Virtual Study Abroad Fair

Interested in studying abroad, but not sure where to start? The Study Abroad Office, part of the International Center, is here to help! Stop by the Fall 2020 Virtual Study Abroad Fair on Wednesday, October 7, from noon–2 p.m. to learn more about the study abroad programs available to you, financial aid, scholarships, and more. We hope to see you there!

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“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

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