A New Kind of Post-College Experience

We combine immersive learning with real-world, paid work experiences to help recent graduates kick-start their careers.

Who's it For?

Recent College Graduates

Experience Lab at Penn is designed to help you gain the confidence, clarity, network, and abilities to navigate an ever-changing marketplace. Here's how:

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Develop Skills

You will learn how your degree, interests, and skills can make a real-world impact at growing companies. Get started in either Digital Marketing & Storytelling, Business Development & Sales, or Strategic Data & AI.

 

Earn while learning

Throughout the program, you will work in a full-time, paid position on real projects with real teams at growing companies. You will also gain relevant real-world experience and skills needed to build a body of work and prepare you for your career in this ever-changing landscape.

Work With Growing Companies

Connect with our wide network of growing Field Experience companies. You'll work to solve problems in industries ranging from AI to Agriculture, and earn money doing it.

Build a Network

There's never been a more important time to build your network than now. Together, you'll meet peers, instructors, professionals, and talent managers that will help you learn about yourself and support your next steps well after graduation.

What will you do?

The Experience

Through team meetups, workshops, discussions and real-world projects, you are supported and guided during your your chosen career track.

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40 HOURS A WEEK

You'll work with an organization that needs your skills and wants to see you excel. Together, you will spend your days fully immersed in challenges and projects where you can apply your skills.

3 Course Tracks

Earn an Experience Lab at Penn certificate for your coursework and projects in:

Digital Marketing & Storytelling

Business Development

Strategic Data & AI

20 weeks

Stay connected and engaged through in-person or virtual meetups and online coursework with peers and instructors who will support you throughout the program.

1 AMAZING OPPORTUNITY

Spend time in discussions and workshops with leaders from venture capitalists to entrepreneurs. Lean on an incredible alumni network of Experience Lab fellows around the world.

Program Fee

Pre-Work
One-on-one support to connect you with a 12-week paid Field Experience
Three months of personalized online coursework to help you prepare for your Field Experience and to build your professional portfolio
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Intensive all-class retreat focused on your chosen curricular track 5 days Virtual
All required physical materials and resources Shipped to You
Workshops to help you navigate your career by making values-based decisions and tell your story through a portfolio, LinkedIn profile, and resume
Field Experience
Weekly instructor calls to offer support throughout your courses and Field Experience
Bi-monthly online events such as panels, talks, workshops
Hiring Partner Meet-and-Greets
Post-Program
Certificate from Experience Lab at Penn
Two sessions with Career Coaches to learn more about your industry and see where you best fit
Three months of post-program professional support to help you prepare for interviews and connect you to companies interested in working with you
Program Fee *Covered by Company Field Experience Stipend

Earn While You Learn

*Select fellows will not only have their entire fee covered, but will also earn an entry-level stipend during their 4-month Field Experience.

Key Program Dates

Our Program Calendar

Experience Lab at Penn runs two sessions per year: Spring and Fall. A self-paced prep course begins the program, followed by a week-long meetup with your cohort with instructors. Finally, paid Field Experiences & regular check-ins with your instructors will be the bulk of your experience. At the end, we conclude with a closing  ceremony to celebrate your achievements.

Sessions open for applications

2023 Spring

Virtual

Part-Time Prep Course: Starts Jan 16
Meetup: March 6-10 (Specific schedule will vary by curriculum track)
Field Experience: March 13 - June 2
Closing Ceremony: June 7

*40 hours of self-paced pre-work between Jan 16th - March 6th, and then full time for the remainder of the fall.

Application Start

Please complete the first step of the application process below. If accepted, you'll receive an invitation within 3 days to complete the full application.

We look forward to meeting you!

*Currently available to U.S. citizens, legal permanent residents, and anyone legally authorized to work in the United States.

Our Curriculum Prepares Students for Life

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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