Experiential Learning Center
The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) gives you the opportunity to join a team of talented business students and connect with accomplished executives. Over the course of a 16-week collaboration, you and your teammates will apply your energies and skills to help solve cross-functional business issues.
Students: Experience Learning by Doing
Apply the knowledge, skills and theories you learn in the classroom to find real business solutions.
- Earn three credit hours
- Build your resume
- Develop a valuable skill set
- Receive professional coaching
- Use cutting-edge lab technology and facilities
Sponsors: Put the ELC to Work for You
Sponsor a cross-functional team of six to eight of our best students to focus on your business issue.
- Gain fresh insights
- Discover impactful business solutions
- Engage in a 16-week job interview of our brightest students
- Become a role model to young, open-minded individuals
The ELC provided me with the best in-school opportunity to get real, hands-on experience. Everything I had to do in the classroom was great, but the ELC took things to another level. ELC teams are forced to think critically, manage difficult situations and solve real problems for the organizations they work with.
- Zach Fiegel, National Basketball Association
The ELC gives students the ability to develop and practice soft skills that employers look for. Students are able to graduate as polished professionals due to the experience they receive working alongside corporate executives.
- Bob Bemister, PCM Technology Solutions
In the role I have today, listening and uncovering customer needs is a large part of my job, and my ELC experience played a role in developing those skills. The ELC was also extremely crucial in gaining more confidence in myself and realizing my potential as a young professional.
- Lexi Wozny, Resolution Media
The Experiential Learning Center offered me the chance to utilize the practices and teachings I learned in the classroom and apply them in a real-world setting. It was also a great opportunity to network and advance my leadership skills. There has been no better experience in my education.
- Eric Weisenberger, Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Working with students of different majors during my ELC project gave me the opportunity to appreciate how different people with different skill sets and knowledge bases can help me to do my job more efficiently. Employers don’t expect you to know everything, but rather that you are able to use resources to find solutions to the given situation.
- Brittany Anderson, Sanford Health
If I had to do college all over again, there is no way I would miss out on the ELC. I hope every student takes advantage of the great opportunity to do something that will truly help their future.
- Clay Parks, Caterpillar, Inc.