At Elmhurst you’ll discover not just what you want to do but who you want to become. We have three centers that help you do just that. Starting on your first day on campus, they’ll take a special role in helping you to combine your professional preparation and personal self-formation. They’ll ask tough questions and expect honest answers. A good place to start is the Center for Professional Excellence, where you can find:
“This is the Elmhurst difference: When the time comes for you to land your first job, your Elmhurst Experience will give you a clear competitive edge,” says Dr. Larry Carroll of our Center for Professional Excellence. “You’ll have not only knowledge and skills but also experiences and connections. You’ll be ready to succeed in a global, competitive, change-driven marketplace.”
So you want to be a doctor ... or a nurse, veterinarian, dentist, optometrist, pharmacist, speech therapist ... or any one of the dozens of additional options in the health care field. Our Patterson Center for the Health Professions is for you. Our faculty and staff will guide you through the application process for graduate school or through your first job hunt. You’ll start your career knowing from experience how to serve as an effective member of today’s health care teams.
You’ll get a chance to look at work from an entirely new angle. If you’re motivated by faith—whatever your religious background or spiritual beliefs—the Niebuhr Center for Faith and Action is designed for you. It provides you with a wide range of academic and field experiences that enable you to explore the links between the values you’ve chosen to embrace and the career you’re preparing to pursue.
You’ll help yourself by serving others. Understanding the value of service is a key component of the Elmhurst Experience. Our Service-Learning programs combine rigor in the classroom with compassion in the community. They’ll help you to realize, thorough practice and reflection, that successful living includes service to others.
Here are 101 options for an Elmhurst internship (and there’s more where these came from).
We want to learn more from you! If the Elmhurst Experience is the type of college experience you want to have, you can apply today with our online application. If you would like to schedule a visit to our beautiful campus, take a look at our options for private visits, group tours and open houses. If a bit more information is what you need, visit the main Elmhurst College website where you’ll find more information about the campus, our academic programs and everything else the Elmhurst Experience is about.