From College to Career

Experience Lab at Penn helps you launch your career after college through curriculum in trending jobs and real-world experience at global startups.

WHY Experience Lab at PENN

The First Job is Always the Hardest

Life after college is tricky. You need a job, but companies hire individuals with experience. But the only way to get experience, is by getting a job.

Talk about a rock and a hard place.

43% of recent college graduates are underemployed in first jobs.*

Covid has only made things worse.

*Wall Street Journal, 2018


Learn By Doing

Traditional master’s programs are not a fit for everyone—especially if you just graduated college. Experience Lab at Penn is an alternative to another degree for recent college graduates. Here you’ll gain skills and experience without taking on massive debt. And if a Masters is in your future you’ll be all the more ready to be a qualified applicant because of the work and learning you do at Experience Lab at Penn.

Experience Lab at Penn combines curriculum in trending jobs with full-time work at growing companies, and a stellar community of instructors and alumni.

What will you do

89% of college students graduate without global experience*

By working with global startups you'll deepen your understanding of the world and stand out as a candidate to prospective employers.

Who's in your corner

Support & Mentorship Along the Way

Experience Lab at Penn is backed by a team of instructors, mentors, and hiring partners who hail from companies in industries ranging from AI to Agriculture. Together, we'll support you as you learn the curriculum, work for your companies, and look for your next job.

By the end, you'll have the confidence and connections to navigate your career with clarity.

We're not just here to build your resume, we're here to help you design your career.

About Experience Lab at Penn

This program is a collaboration between Experience Lab and The University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies (Penn LPS) to enable college graduates to transition into trending careers through skill-building, networking, and immersive entrepreneurial experiences.

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