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(Social and Economic Development Policy 3rd Year)

Sometimes an unconventional path is just the right fit. Such was the case for Ursula Hersh, who took two years off between high school and college to work full-time. Hersh had heard about Illinois...

(CECD ’18)

Since graduating with a degree in social and economic development policy, Brian Gomez has become finance and operations manager of Sunrise Movement, a nonprofit organization mobilizing young activists...

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(BA/M.S. FIN ’19)

On the first day of the first finance course she took at Illinois Tech, Aiman Moizuddin learned a lesson that has stuck with her ever since. Stuart School of Business Clinical Professor John Twombly...

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(BA/M.S. FIN ’18)

As an Illinois Tech student, Oscar Cazalez had the opportunity to get involved in many student programs, including Latinos Involved in Further Education, Undocumented Students and Allies, men’s...

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(ME ’15)

Dane Christianson is an inventor at heart. He designed—and then constructed—a three-dimensional twisty-puzzle called the X-Cube in Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop using a 3D printer. “The Idea Shop is just...

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(Mechanical Engineering 3rd Year)

When Katja Berthold was deciding where she wanted to go to college, a variety of factors came into play, from what kind of education each college offered, its location, and its size. Illinois Tech was...

(BIOLOGY/M.S. COMPUTER SCIENCE ’18)

During Iva Veseli’s first year at Illinois Tech, her adviser pointed her toward Jean-François Pombert’s lab, where she conducted research in computational biology for three years. Her research...

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(Computer Information Systems/M.A.S. Cyber Forensics and Security 5th Year)

The idea first came to Travis Smith from a friend’s brother who has a speech disorder. Smith saw how he used a pricey app on an equally pricey iPad to communicate with other people, and a haunting...