Posted: September 16, 2022

LionLink Projects is a new initiative that provides opportunities to get real-world experience and build your résumé by applying the knowledge you have learned in the classroom.

It connects students and recent graduates with Penn State alumni through project-based work. Alumni post projects that students or recent graduates can complete within 2-8 weeks. You get great experience and make valuable connections. Alumni who sponsor projects gain support for their company or organization from talented Penn State students and new graduates.

Penn State Alumni have begun posting projects for Fall 2022 and will continue to add new opportunities through September 19!

Is LionLink Projects for you?

  • Do you need experience to demonstrate your skills to a potential employer?
  • Do you have 10 to 40 hours available over the next 2 to 8 weeks?
  • Do you need to build professional connections?
  • Do you want to apply the knowledge you are learning in class?

Sample LionLink Projects:

  • Creating a social media campaign
  • Designing a website
  • Creating a logo
  • Analyzing data
  • Supporting a fundraising event
  • Conducting research
  • Researching and writing grants
  • Performing SOE analysis
  • Drafting or forecasting budgets
  • Conducting market analysis
  • Creating or mapping data
  • Editing books or video

Important information:

  • All projects can be completed virtually
  • Projects can be paid or unpaid
  • Projects will be posted from August 29 through September 19. Check for new opportunities regularly.

We recommend visiting your career services office or web site before applying to have your résumé reviewed and brush up on your interviewing skills.
The deadline to apply for LionLink Projects is September 30.

How to View and Apply for Projects

  1. Log into your LionLink account. If you do not have an account, visit
  2. Click on the “Jobs” tab
  3. Go to “Experiential Learning Projects” and click on “Explore Projects
  4. Apply to projects

LionLink Projects Fall 2022 Timeline:

  • August 29 – September 16, 2022: Alumni Project Sponsors can submit project proposals.
  • September 30, 2022: Deadline for students and recent graduates to apply for projects.
  • October 14, 2022: Alumni Project Sponsors should “hire” for their projects.
  • December 9, 2022: Project work should be completed.

More information:

Questions? Contact Holly Stoltzfus