Externship Info Session
Wednesday, September 13 2017 | 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Kathleen W. Ludwig Building (Schonberg)
The BOLD Center at Rutgers – Douglass for Leadership, Career and Personal Development, is partnering with companies to provide professional development for women students through externships. Externships provide our students with a chance to ‘try on a career’ while matched with a professional.
- College staff work closely with each mentor to help set up the week and make an appropriate match for both the student and the mentor.
- The selected student extern will observe and work on-site at the company with a mentor or team for one to two weeks during the students’ January or March vacation breaks.
- A typical student extern experience includes taking on a project that can be completed within the short time frame, observing the mentors, attending meetings and assisting with job-related processes.
- We provide training to the student externs prior to their arrival at their mentors’ offices, giving them a thorough preparation in the expectations of their workplaces and ensuring that they are equipped to be professional and productive.
- We encourage our mentors to challenge our students by providing them with a project or an opportunity to present research findings to the team or executives at the end of the week.