The Career Development Center at Sacred Heart University is pleased to announce the Sacred Heart University Externship Program. This pilot program has been designed to bring our alumni and students together within a brief time commitment to provide our alumni the opportunity to gain mentorship experience and students the opportunity to gain real-world perspectives, industry exposure and career information.
What is an externship?
A volunteer job shadowing opportunity for SHU students to spend a half a day, one day or up to five days observing professionals at work. Typical activities might include the following:
- a tour of the facilities
- explain a typical day
- informational interviews with you and/or other staff members
- overview session of organizations mission/vision
- observing staff at work
- assisting with projects
- lunch with you
- sitting in on company staff meetings
- explore potential career paths within the organization and the profession.
The program is not for academic credit and students are not compensated. Students are responsible for their own travel and expenses.
Who can participate?
Full-time undergraduate students. Students will meet with Career Development staff to determine matching interests and commitment.
How will the program assist alumni?
How will the program assist SHU students?
The experience is an opportunity for students to gain understanding of a business, industry, and/or job function, to ask questions, and to observe first hand day to day operations. It also encourages students to build valuable connections for future references, internship or employment.
When does an externship take place?
Anytime during the year including the summer months.
Please complete our signup form if you are interested in being contacted by a Career Development Center staff member for providing an externship experience for a Sacred Heart student.