Experiential Learning Center
The College of Business Experiential Learning Center (ELC) connects teams of NIU students with organizations to tackle real-world business issues. From software evaluation to emerging market analysis projects, students serve as consultants addressing non-mission critical, cross functional business issues.
Throughout the 16-week semester, Business ELC teams are guided by a faculty coach and assisted by an organizational sponsor. To each unique project, teams apply the Business ELC project methodology, as well as the knowledge, skills and theories learned in the classroom.
ELC By the Numbers
- 790 students
- 128 projects
- 71 unique sponsoring organizations
- 15 Fortune 500 sponsors
ELC For Students - A Unique Way to Learn
In addition to earning 3.00 semester hours of credit, students grow as leaders, team members and subject matter experts. They gain a better understanding of communication styles and the knowledge and confidence to interact with peers, faculty and real world business professionals. view testimonials...
For Organizations - A Fresh Perspective
Recruitment of high quality students is an added benefit of sponsoring a Business ELC project. Students must apply and interview for a spot on a team, which means only the best and brightest are chosen and exposed to the sponsoring organization. complete a project request form...