Posted: January 13, 2023

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

LionLink 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. Students 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.

Is LionLink Projects for you?

  • Do you need tangible 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
  • Visit your career services office or web site before applying to have your résumé reviewed and brush up on your interviewing skills

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.

More information:

Questions? Contact Holly Stoltzfus, Alumni Career Services, 814-867-1398 or