Experiential Learning Center (ELC) - NIU - College of Business

Experiential Learning Center (ELC)


Experiential Learning Center

The NIU College of Business Experiential Learning Center (ELC) connects teams of the very best students with accomplished executives.  Over the course of a 16-week collaboration, NIU students apply their energies and talents to help solve cross-functional business issues.


Students: Experience Learning by Doing

Apply the knowledge, skills, and theories learned in the classroom, to find real business solutions.

  • Earn 3 credit hours
  • Build your resume
  • Develop a valuable skillset
  • Receive professional coaching
  • Use cutting-edge lab technology and facilities

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Sponsors: Put the ELC to Work for You

Sponsor a cross-functional team of six to eight of NIU's 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

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