Elevate for High School Counselors

Elevate + Virtual Internships

Connect your 9th–12th grade students with exciting virtual internships through Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program.

The future of higher education is at Illinois Tech, a world-class university with a 130-year legacy of educating students to be leaders and innovators. Our education goes beyond excellent classroom instruction by preparing students to succeed professionally through hands-on, real-world experiences that make them uniquely career-ready. These experiences—including research projects, internships, study away, competitions, and more—include virtual internships, which students can begin to participate in before they enroll at Illinois Tech.

These no-cost internships empower high school students with twenty-first century skills such as teamwork, leadership, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and more—the types of skills that will uniquely prepare your students for career success after they graduate from college.

These virtual internships offer high school students:

  • Exposure to the hands-on learning opportunities that define the academic experience at Illinois Tech 
  • An opportunity to boost their college applications
  • Advanced skills that will set them up for a great career
  • Experience working in the increasingly virtual workplace of the future


Learn more and register for virtual internships here.

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Maggie Barclay

Experience Leads to Opportunities

Maggie Barclay (Artificial Intelligence/M.A.S. Artificial Intelligence 4th Year) enhanced what she learned in the classroom at Illinois Tech through an internship with IBM. An aspiring leader in the AI field, she has already landed a full-time job with IBM upon graduation. 

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Elevate at Illinois Tech

Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program promises that we make student success our top priority. Students receive guaranteed hands-on experiences and personalized mentorship. Our promise to them: you’ll land a great job within six months of graduation.

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Experience Is the Difference


Of Employers Seek Job Candidates with Work Experience

(National Association of Colleges and Employers)


Average Percent of Eligible Interns Who Receive a Job Offer

(National Association of Colleges and Employers)


Illinois Tech Career Placement Rate

(among 2020 graduates reporting)