External partners are an integral part of the convergence process, whether it’s mentoring students and introducing them to workplace culture or showing students real-life applications to classroom lessons. In turn, the external partner benefits from the knowledge and problem-solving abilities the students bring through their interdisciplinary studies. Convergence projects foster innovation through collaborative engagement and shared experiences. In this way, external partners can cultivate the next generation of innovators and leaders.
For more information, contact the Convergence Office by calling (309) 677-2285 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.