“Collaboration leads to innovation” is a phrase I learned here at Illinois Tech during my freshman year. So why is there such a lack of collaboration between departments within the University, and what can we do to improve it? The un-workshop session helped break communication barriers and encourage collective collaboration.
Architecture alumnus Francisco Alvarez Rincon (B. Arch, 2015) decided he wanted to get an MBA and talks about his strategy putting together a solid application. If you are considering applying to business school from a so-called “non-traditional background” — even in the far future — you might find some useful information here.
Seeking high-achieving students for a college access program! The Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program (GLP) is celebrating a strong year of leadership development, academic enrichment and professional mentorship. The application is now open for current high school sophomores; share this information with talented, motivated high school sophomores and their families and nominate a student! Read more.
I came to Illinois Tech in August 2010 knowing I wanted to “make an impact” in the world – but not sure exactly how. I knew I had an interest in learning and contributing to how science changes our society
When You Feel Like You’re Short on Stakes The following is a reflection essay written by one of our Peer Career Coaches, Xochi Castel, a second-year Bachelor of Architecture student. I’d invited her to shadow me on a Chicago Architecture
Manoj Varma Penmathsa is one of the newest members of the Peer Career Coaching team and decided to take a risk at this year’s career fair. The experience he writes about below exemplifies the power of “planned happenstance” in the
The Peer Career Coach program is a new initiative in the Career Services office. Its purpose is to develop the career talents of our on-campus student assistants by positioning them to provide leadership to other students on a peer-to-peer level, both
This week’s guest post is a “Student Success Story” by Jonathan Hui, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, 2016. This summer I took part in Canadian National Railroad’s Summer Railroader internship program. I connected with this opportunity after meeting CN
Today’s guest post is a Student Success Story from one of our undergraduate Peer Career Coaches, a student co-mentoring position we launched in spring 2016. Brian Farci (ARCH ’16) was recruited for a Design position with a major global retail brand,
Two of the questions I field most frequently from student advisees are: “How can I learn and practice effective networking with professionals in my field?” and “How can I get an on-campus support or research/TA position?” Let’s kill two birds