Ever wish you could spend time with a company you're interested in – even if just a few hours – to learn what working there is really like? 

You can through an EXternship!

Externships are short-term opportunities that allow you to gain insight into a career of interest. At a company of interest you might meet various employees in the organization, go on an office tour, participate in a hands-on activity, and/or sit in on team meetings. 

Our team has invited a variety of employers to host externships this spring (mostly virtual) on the days that are scheduled to be free from classes, including March 9, March 29, and April 15.

Opportunities are posted in Handshake. Just search for “Externship-Spring Break 2021” in the Jobs section to find them – new opportunities will be posted as we hear from more employers. Note: Externships are not designed to be recruiting events but rather opportunities for career exploration.

Canon – medical device space 
Apply by Mar. 26 for a ~2 hr virtual experience on Apr. 15
Common job roles Engineers are hired into: Bioinformatics Scientists, Engineering Technologists and Technicians, Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers, Miscellaneous Engineers, Biochemists and Biophysicists

CarMax – case interview prep, clean coding, and more
Apply by Mar. 17 for a ~2 hr virtual experience on Mar. 29
Common job roles Engineers are hired into: Data Analysts, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Computer Network Support Specialists, Computer Network Architects

Capital One
Apply by Mar. 26 for a ~2 hr virtual experience on Apr. 15
Common job roles Engineers are hired into: Business Analysts and Management Consultants, Data Analysts, Computer and Information Systems Managers, Data Engineers, Database Architects, and Data Warehousing Specialists

Icarus Medical Innovations – C’ville startup
Apply by Mar. 3 for an in-person experience on Mar. 9
Apply by Mar. 19 for an in-person experience on Mar. 29
Common job roles Engineers are hired into: Mechanical Engineers, Bioengineers and Biomedical Engineers

Questions about externships? Email Peggy Reed