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What is an externship?
Our externships are educational programs that teach students about high paying careers. These are live online classes with other students, instructors and professionals taking place after school and over the summer. We call them externships because they’re a short deep dive into a specific career similar to an internship, but where internships are normally only available for a small group of people, our externships provide a similar opportunity that’s available for everyone.
What am I going to get out of this?
You’re going to get three big advantages from this program - An understanding of what that career really looks like through hands-on work with professionals, business skills that you can apply to any career, and if you put some work into the program and complete all the work we assign, you can walk away with a unique recommendation letter and a professional reference for your efforts.
Who is this program for?
If you’re a student in middle, high school or college you can join our program from anywhere in the US! All you need is a laptop with an internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone and you can join any of our live classes.
How do I sign up?
On our website, pick which career you’re interested in exploring and check when our next session for that program is available. We have sessions every month running after school, as well as sessions running over the summer. So sign up for the one that works best for you!
Are the classes beginner friendly?
Yes, all of our externships are beginner friendly! Our instructors will teach you everything you need to know, and if you come into our programs with prior knowledge, you can take advantage of our teachers and industry speakers and ask them the questions you can’t answer on google.
Who teaches the programs?
Our programs are taught by real industry professionals that have experience in the field. You’ll be able to experience what it's really like to work in the industry alongside them and you can rest easy knowing that what you’re learning is what you’ll really need to know in the real world. You’ll also be hearing from a variety of industry professionals throughout the program so you can get a sense of the different roles that exist out there and network as you evolve towards starting your career.
Will I get school credit for this?
You cannot get school credit for this program right now, however, we’ve intentionally designed the program this way so we can more effectively teach students what they need to know. The reality is, if this program were worth school credit, we’d have to spend the entire program preparing our students for a test that determines whether or not they “learned something” here. We want to spend our time preparing students for the real world and giving them hands-on experiences, and while students can’t get credit, we think we’re giving them something much more valuable.
Will this fit into my schedule?
We get that students these days have busy schedules, so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to jump into the program. Most of our programs take place after school or during a Summer break. Our after school Externships are usually 4 pm - 6 pm PST Monday through Friday which is 7pm - 9pm Eastern, held over two weeks to make it as accessible as possible. This is held over 2 weeks making it as accessible as possible for all to join with no during school day restrictions. We also have Summer programs which are held during the day. That combines to 20 hours of learning with us, at two hours a day so we can keep the content from being too overwhelming.