Elon By Design Network
We are building a network of students, faculty, staff, and people from businesses, nonprofits, and government who are interested in learning about design thinking and using it to make things happen in the world. We send the network design thinking news, resources, event announcements, and research. Get in touch with us to get involved, receive our newsletter, or schedule a consultation.
Become a Catalyst or Intern
Interested in completing an internship with the Center for Design Thinking?
We can specially design internships so they meet your professional, personal, and civic goals!
Design Thinking interns get the chance to explore how design thinking supports their academic, professional, and personal goals while supporting the Center for Design Thinking, the Elon By Design initiative, and students, staff, faculty, and community members.
As an intern, you will assist the Director and other Catalysts in achieving the mission, develop a specialty and lead the team in that area, and serve as a design thinking ambassador to Elon.
Internship opportunities include, but are not limited to:
- Event Coordinator
- Communication Catalyst
- Social Media Strategist
- Data Analyst and Strategist
- Research Catalyst
- Special Project Lead
Elon’s Design Thinking Catalysts are students developing ways design thinking supports their learning and goals while supporting the Center for Design Thinking, the Elon By Design Initiative, and students, staff, faculty and community members.
Creating opportunities for Elon students, faculty and staff to gain the confidence and ability to apply design thinking’s process, methods and mindset to challenges.
Assist the Director and other Catalysts in achieving the Mission; develop expertise and lead the Team in their focus area; diligently pursue the Learning; maintain a presence in the Center; serve as DT ambassadors to the Elon community; participate in delivering workshops and events
Design thinking is less about creativity and more about using discipline to direct and focus creativity. A Catalyst models this disciplined creativity for others. Each Catalyst develops a specialty then owns everything related to their specialty and leads the team in that area.
Design for America
Design for America (DfA) is a student-led and faculty-mentored organization that focuses on tackling social challenges on campus and in the community using the design thinking process. DfA Elon is one of 40 university studios across the U.S. Since its launch in 2019, DfA Elon has led two projects: an accessibility map for visitors to the Elon campus and a YMCA Innovation Project. Currently, DfA is working on a partnership with Elon Academy to support high school students’ mental health. Contact us to learn more or join Elon’s DfA studio team!
Get in touch to learn more about how you can get involved with DfA.