Escape Room

Students in an escape room at Michigan Tech holding up signs that say "We escaped" and "tenacity"
“Career Services' Escape Room was a great way to improve skills outside of the classroom. It was also fun!”

Escape rooms challenge participants to solve puzzles, find clues, crack codes, and open locked boxes—all in a limited amount of time. Because students spend so much time in lectures, labs, and workshops, Career Services took a creative approach to career education: they engineered an escape room.

Inside the 10 x 10-foot room, teams of two to five students had 45 minutes to escape. During the challenge, students employed the skills recruiters look for—teamwork, problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication--and were asked to evaluate their skills when the challenge was over.

Currently the escape room is not available. Check back later for updated information.



Photo of Beth Williams

"We put students in a real-life situation or created simulation where they get to use all of the skills employers are looking for."Beth Williams, Former Director of Career Services