Accelerate to Industry
Accelerate to Industry is an innovative approach to workforce training for graduate students. First developed by the North Carolina State University through a National Science Foundation grant, this program connects graduate students and postdoctoral scholars with industry companies to explore employment opportunities. The program helps graduate students and postdoctoral scholars develop the business, leadership, and communication skills that companies seek in new employees.
In A2i, we use the term “industry” as an umbrella term encompassing business, government, and nonprofit companies and agencies.
The mission of A2i is to:
- Prepare graduate students and postdoctoral scholars for the wide range of available industry careers
- Help Penn State graduate students and postdoctoral researchers secure industry jobs
- Build a program that serves as a touch point for long-term collaborative relationships between industry and universities
For Students and Postdoctoral Scholars
Learn how A2i can improve your career potential and help you find meaningful careers. .Learn more
Learn how A2i can improve your recruitment of highly talented graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.Learn more
Upcoming A2i Events
The Graduate School hosts A2i activities in both the fall and spring semesters.Learn more