The ELEVATE Program at the Busch School of Business is an initiative to support students professionally and financially. ELEVATE stands for Earn while you Learn: An Experiential and Virtuous Approach To business Education. The ELEVATE Program is an innovative approach to a cooperative education model that solidifies students’ professional skill sets in partnership with employers and provides opportunities for meaningful, paid work experiences.
Students who are accepted into the program will elevate the value of their business degrees by participating in 4, 8, or 12-month co-op experiences, full-time or part-time, with company partners.
The program is defined by the following principles:
EarnEarnings from the program (minimum wage or above) will help you subsidize the cost of your degree.
ExperienceThrough experiential learning, you will complement your studies and gain professional working experience above and beyond the typical internships in extended work contracts.
LearnBy carefully combining your coursework and work experiences, you will still be able to complete your degree in 4 years.
GrowYour work experiences will focus on the current labor market’s biggest needs, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.
Applications are currently open for Fall/Spring 2022 cohort. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after the application period opens.