Office of Career Development - Xternship Program
MENTOR BOOKLET FOR STUDENTS: COMING SOON
We are pleased that you are interested in the Xtern Program. This program enables you to explore career options by allowing a firsthand glimpse into a career field of interest. As an Xtern, you will have the opportunity to shadow alumni/ae in their place of work. Xterns observe and talk with sponsors and their colleagues. In most cases, you will participate in the normal routines of the sponsor, following your host throughout the workday and/or working on special projects.
The Xtern Program is a volunteer program. You are responsible for your own transportation and lodgings.
The Program is for sophomores, juniors and seniors.
When you sign up for your externship, you are making a commitment to follow through with the xternship. Think about your ability to commit to the time, duration and location of the xternship. Explore this before you sign up.
During Selection Week, you will meet with a counselor from Career Development to discuss your interest and preferences for an xternship; at that time you will receive your xtern assignment.
In order to participate in the program, all xterns must sign a waiver form, which needs to be completed at or by the selection meeting.
Final approval of xtern assignments is done in consultation with the Office of Career Development.
In order to participate in the program, all xterns, even those who have previously participated, must attend an Xtern Orientation.
If there are special needs or health concerns which require accommodation(s) in your assignment, please contact the Office of Career Development.