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For higher education

Arm your students with the most competitive resumes upon graduation

Ensure your students find gainful employment by integrating Externships into your courses and degree programs.
“Externships are a great way for students to get hands-on experience
with the business or industry they’re pursuing and a great way for companies to connect with future employees."
Mitchell Weinstock
Venture Partner at HP Tech Ventures

Graduating without competitive work experience is no longer an option for current and prospective students

52% of graduates are underemployed a year after graduation because the majority of entry-level jobs require an average of three years of experience.  

Students who had internships during college are nearly twice as likely to secure a job after graduation.

But building programs with companies that guarantee internships is costly, burdensome, and often not even possible. Integrating remote Externships into coursework and curriculum ensures your students can build their resumes, while earning their degree.

Students launch careers with Externships

Maisa Mirza
The University of Texas at Dallas,
HP Tech Ventures Extern
During my venture capital Externship, I learned how to use industry-standard metrics and tools like SQL and Tableau to determine startup success potential. This opportunity helped me stand out as a candidate and opened new doors for me - including offers from EY and Accenture.
Erik Schalk
Binghampton University,
Beats by Dre Extern
Extern played a crucial role in bridging the gap between my formal business education & real-world application. The opportunity to present actionable recommendations to the Head of Customer Insights at Beats by Dre was invaluable, propelling my leadership journey and paving the way for my current role at Rolls-Royce.
Kaniel Richardson
University of the Virgin Islands,
Hugo Boss Extern
From ethical sourcing to eco-friendly practices, I learned the power of data in driving sustainable change during my Hugo Boss Externship. The experience fueled my journey to becoming an incoming product marketing manager at Google, where I hope to continue leveraging data to drive positive change towards a more sustainable future.

Endorsed by career centers

Institutions can

Quickly launch remote work-based learning experiences to any student in the world
Provide their students with expert guidance and educational support without burdening their staff
Embed real work experiences with companies into courses
Create entirely new courses around Externships for matriculated students or transfer credit students
Build out continuing education or certificate programs around Externships that connect skills with real professional experiences at companies
Have access to an easy-to-use online platform that tracks and manages progress

Meet your extended student support and management team

15+ yrs of student dev, program management & DEI access initiatives. Former TRiO Director at Hampton Uni. ABD, Ed.D from UIUC
Director of Student Operations
LaRae Snoddy
10 yrs in product, ops, strategy, growth marketing, comms & advertising. Ex-Google, Teach for India. M.Sc from University of St. Andrews, United Kingdom.
Director of Learning and Development
Madhura Padwal
10 yrs in ops, management, customer experience. Ex-VP Customer Relations at BlaBlaCar, France. Customer Experience keynote speaker. EMLYON Business School alum.
Director of Operations
Elina Roetynck
15+ yrs in Higher Ed career services. Career advising & teaching experience across small & city colleges, private universities. University of Missouri - Columbia alum.
Program Manager
Christie Andersen
7+ yrs of in Higher EdRoles in Admissions, Student Support & DEI. Ex-Career Coach focusing on Tech, Entrepreneurship & Public Health. Denison University alum.
Program Manager
Michael Guerrero
5+ yrs in Edtech and Higher Ed policy. Roles in consulting, finance Ex-ACS Sydney, D.E. Shaw, S&P. Sydney Business School alum.
Program Manager
Satya Yagnambhat
Ex-community organizer and nonprofit development leader. Community advocate & local nonprofit board member in Palm Beach County, Florida. Cornell University alum.
Program Manager
Julia Montejo
5+ yrs in education, incl. roles in non-profit, philanthropy, higher ed & public ed. Former 6th grade teacher via Teach For America. The College of Wooster alum.
Program Manager
Scott Sears
Former CSuite, VP roles at Kaplan, Academic Partnerships, The Learning Accelerator. Founder of strategic consulting company Escalate Learning. Princeton alum.
Jennifer Scott
Ex-president of State Higher Education Executive Officers. Ex-chancellor of Oregon University System. Leadership roles at UC Santa Barbara, Portland State, University of Oregon.
George P. Pernsteiner

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