First Year Elevate

Illinois Tech is committed to empowering students to make a successful transition from high school to college by providing a framework through which each student is able to find their support network within the Illinois Tech community, to maximize the use of all resources the university has to offer, to develop a deeper sense of self-awareness and self-efficacy in order to make highly impactful life decisions, and to create a highly individualized plan to realize their desired college experience.

Using a combination of individual, group, and whole-group supports, the First-Year Elevate (FYE) consists of a bi-weekly emails and events addressing topics that are relevant to students during both their first year of college and a first-year mentorship program.

Elevate Your Future Through Armour Academy

Our unique Armour Academy for Experiential Learning and Student Success combines the guaranteed real-world experiences of Illinois Tech’s one-of-a-kind Elevate program with personalized guidance from engineering industry mentors. 

We offer a world-class engineering education intentionally designed for your personal success. 

By Michael Gosz
Michael Gosz Vice President for Enrollment and Senior Vice Provost
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How to make the most out of your internships heading into the school year

We all know that working towards your first degree can be a challenge in and of itself. Good grades aren’t enough to land you that first job after graduation. Unfortunately, the same often goes for an impressive list of extracurriculars. …

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College Recruiter believes that every student and recent grad deserves a great career. Each year, we help more than 3 million students and recent grads find part-time, seasonal, internship, and entry-level jobs requiring 0-3 years of experience.
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College Tour: Illinois Tech

Illinois Tech offers its students the best of both worlds: a diverse, welcoming campus community located in one the world’s great metropolises, Chicago. The 10 students you’re about to meet showcase how this dynamic university lays the foundation for a …

By Kaelen Evon
Kaelen Evon Manager of Elevate Initiatives
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Introduction To The Profession (ITP)

Introduction to the Profession (ITP) is a course that every Illinois Tech student takes during their first semester. Each academic…