Elevate Your Future
16,000–60,000 opportunities every day
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Every day the average brain channels 16,000–60,000 thoughts—ideas, beliefs, imaginations. What do you imagine for yourself—and how can you make it a reality?
When it comes to your future career, it takes more than a top-tier education to set yourself up for success.* You also need hands-on, twenty-first century experiences that give you the skills employers are seeking. You want mentorship, a customized career plan, and the confidence to land a great job.
Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program promises that we will make you and your life success our top priority—education, mentorship, and real-world experiences. Our plan offers you all of it.
*A Little Something About Experiences
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 91 percent of employers prefer job candidates with previous work experience. Illinois Tech’s Elevate program gives you access to experiences like internships that prepare you to achieve career success.
Your Elevate JourneyHow does our Elevate Promise work? Here’s a step-by-step guide describing how we’ll chart your pathway to success.
1. Take Part in Guaranteed Experiences
2. Create a Guaranteed “Elevate Your Future” Plan
3. Develop Guaranteed Job Readiness
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)
Your Future Deserves a Guarantee
Graduate with Confidence
Student Empowerment, Leadership, and Mentorship
“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.”
“Having an internship at a startup company allows you to have a real impact. You may be working with the CEO or founder of the company and get to see what it's like at a young company.”
“Being in Chicago made internship and professional opportunities more accessible, with hundreds of positions downtown just a short train ride from campus. My internship at a world-class company, Exelon, was one of the most valuable experiences of my life and led to my job after graduation.”
“My NASA internship prepared me for college because it taught me skills such as managing time and it also gave me experience in working with teams. My time at NASA prepared me to continue to work hard in school so I can have more internship opportunities in the future.”