Industry Immersion Week: May 8-12, 2023
Are you a graduate student nearing graduation or a postdoctoral scholar considering your next steps? Are you interested in exploring careers beyond the academy?
If so, then Immersion Week is for you! The program is an intensive experiential learning opportunity specifically designed to help graduate students and postdocs prepare for a successful job search and future career.
During Immersion Week, participants network and learn from industry leaders, Penn State alumni, and career services professionals.
The program has three key learning outcomes:
Self-Knowledge and Career Exploration
Participants explore their strengths, skills, values, and interests to develop a personal career search strategy.
The Job Search
Participants will hone their resume, cover letters, interviewing and networking skills.
Skills for Career Success
Participants will explore key leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills that companies seek in new employees.
Penn State doctoral students within 2 years of graduation
Penn State master’s students within 1 year of graduation
Penn State postdoctoral researchers and scholars
When and Where:
May 8–12, 2023 at University Park campus. Participants must attend all sessions.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, May 8 with an Industry Networking reception.
Sessions run 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, through Thursday, March 11
Program concludes mid-day on Friday, May 12
Cost: Registration fee ($50) covers all meeting materials and lunches.