Gain Experience

Gain Experience
There are numerous ways you can gain professional, hands-on experience during your time at Lafayette. From taking on a leadership role in a club or organization, participating in a job shadow through the January Externship program, to pursuing a summer internship or research opportunity, the Office of Career Services is here to support you in accessing opportunities that align to your interests, needs, and goals.


Learn all about the January Externship Program, which is our two-to-five day job and graduate/professional school shadowing program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors, including how to apply and read externship experiences of Lafayette students.
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Through internships, you have the opportunity to gain practical professional experience in a field of interest, build skills, learn the industry, and make connections. Access search resources, and learn about the Robert Beane ’58 Intern Scholar Program, internship stipends, and housing options.
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There are many ways to gain hands-on experience on campus, become engaged, and develop leadership skills. Explore these helpful resources: