Resources & Opportunities
Practical experience is baked in to a Beloit education.
Think on your feet
It’s normal for Beloit students to launch their own start-up businesses, have multiple summer internships, write grants to do research overseas, and work with local nonprofits — all as part of their studies. Here’s a sampling of our programs on campus and in the community. Our career center can help you find many more.
Beloit offers dozens of ways for you to turn academic theories into working ideas, practice what you learn in professional settings, and bring it all together in class.
- Student Symposium: For nearly 40 years, we’ve canceled classes for one day each spring to allow students to present their original research to the Beloit community.
- Duffy Community Partnerships: Students work with local businesses and nonprofits for up to 10 hours a week, discuss their experiences in a weekly seminar, and conduct research about the partner organization.
- Econ Day: This annual event allows econ majors to connect with alumni in the field to explore their professional options after Beloit.
- McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute: Underrepresented students intending to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation spend six weeks on an intensive research project with guidance from a faculty mentor.
- Beloit Fiction Journal: Students serve on the editorial board of this national fiction magazine.
- Belmark Associates: This student-led market-research organization is supported by the economics department.
- Center for Language Studies: CLS’s immersion program offers intensive summer courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Russian. Students master a year’s worth of language study in seven weeks.
- Beloit & Beyond Conference: A yearly showcase where students share what they learned through off-campus study, internships, community engagement, and other experiential learning opportunities at Beloit.
Learn alongside experts
Our endowed residencies bring Nobel Prize winners, human rights leaders, and national poet laureates to campus — not for a day, but for weeks at a time to teach classes, collaborate on projects, and inspire students.
- Ferrall and Ginsberg Artists-in-Residence Programs: Distinguished visual or performing artists come to campus to teach and perform or exhibit their work.
- Mackey Chair in Creative Writing: Mackey scholars are contemporary authors who teach an advanced creative writing class and give public readings of their work.
- Crom Visiting Philosophers: This series brings distinguished and influential philosophers to campus for two days of talks, classroom visits, and lectures.
- Miller Upton Forum: This four-day event is led by renowned visiting economists and scholars who invite Beloiters to examine the politics of wealth and well-being. A student-led speaker series and research colloquium complements the annual forum.
- Weissberg Program in Human Rights: The Weissberg program fosters awareness of human rights by bringing a leading international human rights scholar to campus; offering student grants and scholarships for practical experiences related to social justice; connecting students with alumni in the field; and supporting faculty teaching and research about human rights, including the Ousley Scholar-in-Residence.
Centers of innovation
- Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education at Beloit (CELEB): A resource for students (of all skill levels and majors) who want to turn an idea into a business, CELEB includes a start-up incubator, student-run art gallery, Beloit’s film and media production lab, student-led foundation, music recording studio, and a maker lab for hands-on creativity and collaboration.
- Two teaching museums and college archives: The Wright Art Museum and Logan Museum of Anthropology and the college Archives open their collections to students for research, inspiration, and a hands-on minor in museum studies.
- Hendricks Center for the Arts: The college’s premier arts-education space includes rehearsal rooms, studios, and performance halls for Beloit’s musicians and dancers. Hendricks also houses a film screening room and a lighting-design lab.