There are many ways to enhance your chemistry experience outside of the classroom. Conducting research, participating in internships, and gaining leadership skills through teaching and outreach opportunities are great ways to kickstart your career and enrich your education. Get started today!
Research opportunities provide undergraduate students with relevant real-life experiences, which gives a competitive advantage for placement in prestigious graduate programs and industrial positions. Find out how you can find your research home!
Research isn't the only way to get involved in the chemistry community! Interested students can take advantage of a variety of engagement opportunities that will prepare them for their future careers. Keep reading to learn how you can get involved!
University and Community Engagement Resources
Student engagement is out-of-classroom scholarship, research, and projects undertaken by Penn State students in service of the community. Outreach is proud to play a significant role in connecting students with unique learning opportunities and advancing Penn State’s land-grant mission!
At Penn State, engagement includes student activities and both curricular and co-curricular activities. Student engagement contributes to intellectual, personal, and social development, and fosters integration into University life, adding distinction and value to undergraduate experiences. Furthermore, student engagement leads to the success of students as citizens and leaders—locally, nationally, and globally.
Student Engagement Programs provides students with opportunities to get involved in experiences that complement both their in-class and out-of-class learning. Several offices and functions compose Student Engagement Programs, including the Student Arts Engagement Manager; the Office of Student Activities; and the Student Engagement Network.