The G.R.E.A.T. Program

The G.R.E.A.T. Program

GREAT Program students pose for a photo by the fountain at the main entrance to the campus

G.R.E.A.T Program participants pose for a photo by the campus fountain.

Image: Penn State

Growing Regional Excellence through Experience, Academics, & Training

Program Overview

The GREAT Program is an experiential learning initiative designed to match promising Penn State New Kensington engineering and information technology students with opportunities to build professional experience with local companies.

Unlike other programs that require student interns to be in their junior or senior year in order to participate, the GREAT Program encourages students to develop skills and gain experience earlier in their academic careers.

The GREAT Program gives local company partners the opportunity to be directly involved with developing talented technology students. By providing career-building experiences to exceptional local students, employers have the chance to help grow our regional engineering and information technology workforce and train their own highly-skilled employees for the future.