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Destination: Success®—Experiential Learning

In the sciences and health professions, there's no substitute for experience. That's why Destination: Success® incorporates a strong learning-by-doing component to help you find the academic and career path that’s right for you.

USciences maintains solid relationships with many of the organizations and institutions that make up the surrounding region’s rich life sciences economy, including the extensive network of healthcare, regulatory, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries.

In these partnerships, you can apply what you learn in the classroom and the lab through research projects, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Your advisors will help you find and select engagements that match your interests.

Research from Year One

As early as your first year at USciences, Destination: Success® advisors can pair you with a faculty researcher in your area of interest. Working closely with your mentor, you will explore subjects in-depth and even present and publish your work. USciences students are unique in being able to enjoy this advantage so early in their academic or research careers.  

Internships, Volunteering, and Shadowing

Destination: Success® advisors can also connect you to the internships and volunteer opportunities valued by professional programs and employers. They will assist you in connecting with the right shadowing opportunities.

These experiences enable you to:

  • Get hands-on exposure to a specific area in the science or health professions
  • Form valuable relationships with experts in the field
  • Grow your experience, credentials and skill set
  • Gain insight into a career choice
  • Earn money, credit, or both

Some examples of places with recent internship and shadowing opportunities include:

  • Philadelphia VA Medical Center
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia Crime Laboratory
  • Delaware River Basin Commission
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Longevity Biotech
  • International Flavors and Fragrance
  • Philadelphia Zoo
  • The Franklin Institute
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences

Learn more about what Destination: Success® can do for you:

Kevin C. Wolbach, M.S., Interim Associate Dean, Misher College of Arts and Sciences



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