A New Kind of Post-College Experience

We combine immersive learning with real-world 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:

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.


Gain real Experience

Throughout the program, you will work on real projects with real teams and growing companies in-person or virtually. 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 Global Startups

Our network of growing companies are located around the world. Work in-person or virtually to solve problems in industries ranging from AI to Agriculture, and do it while learning about new economies, languages, and cultures.

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 opportunities, you are supported and guided during your journey through your chosen track.


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 important challenges and projects.

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.


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

One-on-one support to connect you with a 12-week Field Experience
Three months of personalized online coursework to help you prepare for your Field Experience and to build your professional portfolio
Intensive all-class retreat focused on your chosen curricular track 7 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
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 $9,750

*Partial need-based scholarships, and financing options available.

Cover Your Entire Program Fee

Select students will be able to cover 100% of their program fee through stipends from their field experience company. Eligible Experience Lab at Penn applicants will be connected with their field experience companies during their application process, and if a match, receive offers from Experience Lab at Penn and their field experience company at the same time. Their field experience company will pay stipends to cover the full cost of our program fee, plus some cost-of-living on top of that.

We are only able to offer these positions to a select number of students, so we recommend applying as soon as possible.

Key Program Dates

Our Program Calendar

Experience Lab at Penn runs three sessions per year: Spring, Summer and Fall. A self-paced prep course begins the program, followed by a meetup of the program cohort with instructors. Field experiences round out the program session, concluding with a closing  ceremony to celebrate your achievements.

Sessions open for applications

2022 Spring


Part-Time Prep Course: Starts Jan 10*
In-Person & Virtual Meetup: Mar 3-10
Field Experiences: Mar 28- Jun 17
Closing Ceremony: Jun 21

*40 hours of self-paced pre-work between Jan 10 - Mar 2, and then full time Mar 28 - Jun 17

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!

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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