How can the Experiential Learning Center help you?

The Experiential Learning Center deploys teams of smart, motivated NIU students to tackle diverse business challenges and deliver measurable value to partners. Student consulting teams served seven organizations in fall 2019. The teams helped Family Shelter Services overhaul a website, and walked three healthcare startups (Clostrabio, Humaginarium, Therome Innovation Partners) through the development of their investor pitches, business plans, and marketing strategies. The student consultants also applied their expertise to part two of a capacity planning project for Caterpillar, made recommendations on how the YMCA of Rock River Valley could better measure and profess the impact of their programs, and helped Intelligent Medical Objects with coding and data analysis.

Student enthusiasm is strong:

 “The Experiential Learning Center (ELC) provided me with the best in-school opportunity to get real, hand-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

Teams assisted these partners in spring 2020: Echo Global Logistics, Grainger, Maxwell Telecare, The Shelby Group, Therome Innovation Partners, TransNational Payments, WeWarriors, and Vous Vitamins.

Do you have a business challenge you’d like an ELC Team to tackle? consultation? Email Jason Gorham at

Contributed by Jason Gorham, Director of Business Consulting 

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