About Externship

The Externship Program is an opportunity for students to experience firsthand what it is like to be a professional in the field of engineering. Participants gain a better understanding of their chosen academic discipline through meeting and networking with engineering professionals, observing day-to-day operations, and experiencing the culture of the organization.

2018-2019 Externship Program Timeline:

Externship Visits: Tue. Jan. 15 - Thu. Jan. 17, 2019
Employer Registration: Mon. Oct. 1 - Fri. Nov. 2, 2018
Student Registration: Mon. Nov. 5 - Fri. Nov. 30, 2018
Matching: Mon. Dec. 3 - Fri. Dec. 7, 2018

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Externship FAQs

Interested in participating in the Externship Program? Interested students are encouraged to read through the following frequently-asked questions to learn more about this unique opportunity. Please contact the Externship Coordinator for further questions or concerns.

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Quotes from Students

Here's what former Externship participants have said about the program:

“This was my second Externship to attend and it was awesome. I have already accepted a co-op with a different company, so the purpose of my visit was to explore other areas of Chemical Engineering. The information and tours were so good that I'm considering doing a 3rd Externship just to go back to IBM and see what they have accomplished a year from now. Awesome, really really awesome.”

“Everyone coordinated with the Externship experience was very friendly, very informative, very helpful, and in many ways respected us with the level they would respect their future peers more than the way they would respect students. The overall impression I got was one of home-ly hospitality and an exciting place that I would love to have a career at.”

“It was a great experience. This really opened up my eyes to my field of study, and it surely makes me look forward after graduation. I really recommend this program to every engineering student.”

“Wow, the externship program was amazing! They had engineers from all the different aspects of the company (mechanical, hardware, software, etc.) come and give us an overview of what they do and what a typical day is like. Not only did it give me insight into what I will be doing once I leave the university, but it also reinvigorated my interest in my chosen path of study.”

“Thank you! I seriously had no idea what a lot of the option areas in civil engineering were about and this company did an excellent job of showcasing the various option areas and gave several practical examples of work they have done in each area.”

“Thank you for opening my eyes to the industry application of what I am learning in school.  Thanks to you and the fine people of ExxonMobil, I am facing my next semester more enthusiastically.”