Nearly 40,000 students graduated from U.S. universities in 2014 with a Science or Engineering PhD.
Half were unemployed when they received their diplomas. Differentiate yourself from the crowd by getting real world industry experience with PreScouter.

How It Works
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Work on real projects with real clients

Strengthen your skill-set and enhance your resume by contributing research, ideas and analysis to actual challenges faced by industry-leading companies

quote It’s the network and the concepts that really give [PreScouter] good value for the money. Dr. Nate Miranda client

Collaborate and Network with Clients and peers

Expand your network and your knowledge by working on technically diverse teams of bright and innovative scholars


Featured Scholars

Make an Impact

Identify and promote inventions that could positively impact the quality of life of people around the world


PreScouter has given me the opportunity to apply research and analytical skills toward a broad range of new, exciting technologies. Ayanna Flegler, (Northwestern University)

As a PreScouter research scholar, I extend research services to various medical device firms, biotech or pharmaceutical companies, which in turn helps them advance healthcare. Aditi Joshi, (University of Oregon)


PreScouter gave me the experience and skills I needed to work in industry, while I was still a grad student!

Justin Starr, Vice President for Reporting, RedZone Robotics

At 3M I am using the same mindset I acquired in the PreScouter Global Scholars program, learning about new technologies and whether or not it would be good to investigate.

Gareth Hughes, Senior Research Engineer, 3M

Connect to Career Opportunities

Gain access to jobs and consulting assignments through Scholar Source

By the Numbers

PreScouter gives talented scholars the opportunity to impact global innovation in many different ways.





Earn Money on your Schedule

Work on your own time without cutting into academic priorities


Develop your skills by completing industry focused training courses and project management certifications


Meet the team

Our Service Delivery Team facilitates communication and organization among Scholar and Client teams, ensuring the success of each project. We are Scientists, Project Managers, Scholar Alumni, and the main points of contact for all PreScouter Global Scholars.

Catherine Lilly

Project Manager
BA, Biochemistry

As a full-time Project Manager, Catherine works closely with PreScouter’s clients to ensure all projects are completed to their satisfaction. Catherine lives in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Aki Ueda

Scholar Engagement Coordinator | Project Manager
PhD, Bio-Medical Sciences

Aki is a PreScouter Global Scholar Alumni, and a Project Manager. She helps ensure an engaging and valuable experience for all Scholars within the PreScouter Network. Aki resides in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

João Guerreiro

Project Manager | Staff Scientist
PhD, BioEngineering Systems

A former Global Scholar and one of PreScouter’s Lead Scientists, João helps clients define projects, and leads Scholar teams towards successful project deliveries. João resides in Urbana-Champaign , Illinois, USA.

Marija Jovic

Project Manager | Staff Scientist
PhD, Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis

A Global Scholar Alumni and a PreScouter Lead Scientist from Serbia, Marija works closely with clients and Scholar teams to provide positive results throughout the course of each project.


Lewis Tomalin

Project Manager
PhD, Systems Biology

As a PreScouter scholar, Lewis has worked on around 13 projects, many of which were as a Team Leader. He recently joined the Project Management team, and also coordinates and develops new trainings for Scholars. Lewis is currently located in the United Kingdom.

Charlie Wright

Project Manager
PhD, Biophysical Sciences

Charlie started with PreScouter as a member of the Global Scholars Program, and now works to coordinate both clients’ R&D needs and Scholar teams, ensuring that innovation needs are being addressed toward successful project outcomes. Charlie resides in West Lafayette, Indiana, USA.

Patricia Rubert-Nason

Project Manager
PhD, Chemical Engineering

A former PreScouter Global Scholar, Patricia now manages projects for PreScouter full-time. She coordinates Scholar teams, and works closely with clients to ensure that expectations are managed and met on both sides. Patricia calls Madison, Wisconsin, USA her home.

Patrick Hanway

Project Manager
PhD, Organic Chemistry

A PreScouter Global Scholar Alumnus, Patrick now works with both clients and Scholar teams, as a Project Manager. He is currently a postdoctoral associate in the field of biologically active indole-based molecules. Patrick resides in St.Paul, Minnesota.

PreScouter Journal

The PreScouter Journal is a collection of scholar contributions that is viewed and read by a wide range of audience. The journal is a great way to build a brand, develop authoring skills and become a thought leader.

Contact us

If you're interested in becoming a PreScouter Global Scholar, we are eager to add you to the network!

Apply to become a PreScouter Scholar

** Please have a copy of your CV and your academic information ready**


Attend an Info Session

Schedule a 30-minute informal introduction meeting with our Scholar Recruiter to learn more about PreScouter and an overview of the Scholar experience. Bring along any and all questions you might have!

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