Sponsored Organizations

The Master of Science in Information Technology is proud to sponsor the following IT industry organizations in shared support of high quality educational and professional offerings. MSIT students are invited to take part in numerous discounted networking events and educational collaborations with these IT organizations as a part of MSIT's sponsorship affiliations.


The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) is a business services organization dedicated to growth-stage technology companies in Illinois and Greater Chicago. ITA is focused on scaling Illinois tech companies, whether the company is looking to build their team, promote their business or collaborate with like-minded tech executives, ITA provides resources in these areas. For 10 years, ITA’s mission has focused on maximizing the growth potential of its member companies and increasing the overall success rate of the local tech industry. All Northwestern University MSIT students are able to attend all relevant ITA programs as part of the partnership. Visit their website for more information.

Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF)

The Illinois Technology Foundation (ITF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the development of the technology talent pipeline in the State of Illinois. 
“We are a grassroots organization with over 500 passionate volunteers that are focused on developing and retaining the best IT talent and leadership in Illinois by bringing real-world career opportunities to the classroom. In doing this, we enrich the careers of students by helping them find meaningful employment that allows them to pursue their technical aspirations and make valuable contributions to their employers.” - Bill Waas, Chairman & CEO