Externships, like internships, are a way to explore different career possibilities, to expand your professional network, and to gain first-hand experience in a field. However, externships are distinctive in that they allow students to shadow professionals in their places of work while also building the skills and experiences necessary to better their resumes. Through the Alumni Board Externship Program, students can be matched with companies for one-day to five-day internships in a variety of fields during winter, spring, and summer breaks.
Treks, which are offered through the Office of Career Advancement, bring groups of 10-20 students face-to-face with alumni and leading employers in fields from the arts to business, public policy, governmental work, and more. Treks take place in cities from Los Angeles to New York, and from Chicago to Austin, as well as in all five continents across the globe.