Host an Extern
Externs Everywhere exists to help students connect coursework with a career through a shadowing experience over academic breaks. Through this program, students gain insight into various professional cultures which may help clarify one’s career focus and establish a broader network. While students benefit through their engagement in Externs Everywhere, alumni and friends can take advantage of this practical way of connecting with the Denison community and impacting others as mentors and potential employers.
What is an externship?
An externship is at least a one-day, unpaid experience that provides a glimpse into a particular industry. It allows one to observe and interact with a professional host through a normal day’s activities and may include a tour, observing daily responsibilities, engaging in informational or mock interviews, experiencing a resume review, and participating in discussions regarding office culture or current trends. Career Exploration & Development will match students with hosts based on geographic and industrial preferences.
What is the difference between an externship and an internship?
An externship is a short-term opportunity, which typically lasts one to two days while internships vary in length and last for longer periods of time. Unlike some internships, externships do not offer pay or academic credit; however, externships can be extremely helpful in deciding on a major, where to conduct an internship, and in establishing a clearer picture for one’s life after graduation.