Resources & Opportunities

Practical experience is baked in to a Beloit education.

Beloit students explore their own entrepreneurial skills in the Makers Lab at the Center for Entreprene... Beloit students explore their own entrepreneurial skills in the Makers Lab at the Center for Entrepreneurship in Liberal Education (CELEB) in downtown Beloit.

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.

Opportunities abound

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 gives students the opportunity to present their research to students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Student Symposium

Students become the teachers.

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.

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A Beloit College student does an internship in the city of Beloit at the Community Action Center.

Experiential Courses

Working in the community.

Students have many opportunities to gain practical experience (and credit) from internships, research, and other opportunities with local businesses and nonprofits.

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Beloit College students spend a day in Chicago at the annual Econ Day learning and networking with alumni about business opportunities.

Econ Day

Networking with the professionals.

This annual event allows econ majors to connect with alumni in the field to explore their professional options after Beloit.

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Beloit College McNair Scholars Summer Institute students

McNair Scholars Summer Research Institute

Preparing for graduate school.

Underrepresented students intending to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation spend six weeks on an intensive research project with guidance from a faculty mentor.

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Collaboration and hands-on experience are the foundation of the Practicum in Literary Editing, a course that has produced the B...

Beloit Fiction Journal

Curating real literary work.

Students serve on the editorial board of this national fiction magazine.

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Belmark Associates Quin Brunner '21 (far left) and Salma Mohammad Ali'21 (far right), surveyed and collected data on Beloit nei...

Belmark Associates

Doing real market research.

This student-led market-research organization is supported by the economics department.

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Students learning Japanese culture along with the language in a full immersion style program during Beloit's Center for Languag...

Center for Language Studies

Learning and living language.

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.

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Jalen Ponder'25 gives a presentation on The Hard Work of Being Lazy, focusing on the importance of taking ...

Beloit & Beyond Conference

Sharing the wider world.

A yearly showcase where students share what they learned through off-campus study, internships, community engagement, and other experiential learning opportunities at Beloit.

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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.

Professor Rachel Ellett with Weissberg Chair Joel Simon in class, during the week long Weissberg ... Professor Rachel Ellett with Weissberg Chair Joel Simon in class, during the week long Weissberg program in Human Rights and Social Justice.

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 actors, musicians and dancers. Hendricks also houses a film screening room and a lighting-design lab.
Who says you have to choose?
Forging your own path

Who says you have to choose?

Broakeen Sheffield’19 has a lot going on all at once, and why not? The future pharmacist is making the most of his time at Beloit, playing football and track and field, performing, majoring in biochemistry, and writing songs (one even by request for his environmental politics class).

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