Skill building experiences are hard to come by for students

Our externships and simulations give students experience and skills they need. Students complete our program with a portfolio of professional work to showcase for job applications.

From the beginning

Paragon One has helped ambitious students land jobs, internships, and externships by connecting them with passionate industry expert mentors and providing personal career support. Our mission is to provide students with the tools they need to succeed in careers they love.

We help students from all backgrounds, regions, and experience levels launch their dream career.

Our students have received offers from and are working at companies such as Bridgewater, Tesla, Google, JP Morgan, and more.

Our expert advisors have an average of 10 years of experience

We are building professional networks for passionate expert advisors in the industries of the future. We have advisors in 20+ fields, including Finance, Software Engineering, Data Science, Design, Product, Marketing, and more.

We work with global education partners to prepare students for the workforce

We help young students launch their first set of skill-based experiences relevant for the job marketplace of today and tomorrow. We believe that starting students early to build their career readiness is key to success in the 21st century.

Our externships and simulations equip students with real skills to launch their careers

Our externships and simulations help you go beyond the classroom to deliver real-world experiences that help prepare your students for their future careers.



Remote Externships

  • Real externships
  • No prerequisites
  • Professional coaching & support
  • Part-time & remote

Our Remote Externship programs coach ambitious students to win and succeed at remote externships. We provide the training and support to ensure students are prepared for the externship, and produce quality work while building their skills. We partner with top companies who are looking for real work and hard-working student talent.

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Career Coaching

  • Personalized career coaching
  • Guidance from industry expert mentors
  • Mock interviews and industry-specific advice

In this program students are guided through every step of launching their career, from deciding their field, to nailing their interviews. Our expert advisors give personalized coaching and feedback based on an average of 10 years of industry experience, granting practical advice that has helped 97% of our students land a job or internship in their dream field.

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Work Simulations

  • Expert-guided
  • Enhanced certification
  • Easy integration with your program
  • High-quality portfolio projects

Our Work Simulation Programs equip students with experience and skills to differentiate themselves from their peers.  Students will gain simulated experience in fields like finance, product strategy, data science, game design, entrepreneurship, fashion, design thinking, and more. Courses are developed by experts in the field who have launched companies or made it big at companies like Coursera, Netflix, China Online Online Education, Facebook, and more.

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Available Remote Externships

Social Media Market Intelligence Remote Externship

This special externship opportunity is under the guidance of the Facebook Disruptors team which helps grow the world’s most innovative Direct-to-Consumer eCommerce companies. In this accelerated externship, students will develop and contribute research-based marketing insights critical to corporate growth.

VC Investment Sector & Business Analytics Remote Externship

The investment team at KDT endeavors to capture tomorrow’s opportunities by embracing disruption and transformation today. We’re dedicated to investing in emerging high-growth technologies across a range of industries. We focus on investments that improve Koch’s core capabilities as well as those that create entire new platforms poised to change society for the better.

Middle Market Investment Banking Remote Externship

Crafted Capital was created with the mindset that doing what is right for the client is top priority, above all else. The firm’s leadership strives to regain the “trusted advisor” position once commonly held by investment bankers. Our partners bring bulge bracket investment banking experience, track record and service. Our deep industry and sector knowledge allows us to craft the ideal solution for middle-market businesses. Crafted Capital primarily serves clients in the logistics, technology, and oil & gas services sectors. Crafted needs help sourcing private equity funds, credit funds, infrastructure funds, and sovereign wealth funds for the green-tech company that developed the technology in order to finance the plants.

Creative Digital Marketing Remote Externship

What makes an influencer successful? If you’re savvy with social media and have a dozen ideas a minute, find out through this externship, which will give you a taste of the fast-paced world of digital marketing. You’ll learn how to spot the right influencers for a brand, assess why they would be a good fit and reach out to discuss co-marketing partnerships, based on your research. You’ll also have the opportunity to come up with and execute creative marketing projects for Saje of Sajes to promote weekly events like Freedom Flow Friday and Saje Flow.

Creative Content Curation & SEO Marketing Remote Externship

Younity is expanding their technology infrastructure platform into forward-thinking residential real estate projects across the country. They are seeking thoughtful students to help amplify Younity’s brand on social media channels by curating relevant content as well as write search engine optimized (SEO) articles to grab the attention of prospective customers. Strong performers can qualifier for letters of recommendation, LinkedIn endorsements, informational interviews, and the chance to be recruited into a paid position.

Corporate VC & Business Analytics Remote Externship

This is an exciting externship where students can experience first-hand what it feels like to be part of a Fortune 100 company. As investors, venture capitalists (VCs) are investing in new ideas, innovations, and most importantly teams, where do they begin? This is called deal sourcing. Externs will profile startup companies, learn what VCs look for, and be a part of investing in the next generation of technology. HP Tech Ventures is seeking ambitious students to help research relevant pre-seed stage startups for deal sourcing and evaluation. This project includes special data analytics projects that allow students to practice using analysis tools to perform business model, strategy, and value chain analysis.

Educational Opportunity Development Remote Externship

For the past 4 years, Paragon One has specialized helping students launch stellar careers. We know there many ways to do that but through Paragon One programs we believe in create high-impact opportunities for students to win the best externships, and then the best jobs as well. In this unique Remote Externship, students will explore the various avenues of the education and workforce markets and test their own skills in market research, business development, email marketing, and social media marketing. Students joining this program become part a team helping to diminish the existing skills and experience gaps that exist between students and employers. Beyond the specific skills that students will learn in the Remote Externship, students will learn the importance of relationship and rapport building with their peers, student leaders, and education leaders across the country. The time and effort students invest in this program has direct implications for opportunity youth and underrepresented students.

VC Analyst Remote Externship

This is an exciting externship where students can experience first-hand what it feels like to be an entry-level analyst at a venture capital firm. As investors, venture capitalists (VCs) are investing in new ideas, innovations, and most importantly teams. Where do they begin? This is called deal sourcing. And externs will profile startup companies, learn what VCs look for, and be a part of the investing in the next generation of technology. RallyCry Ventures is seeking ambitious students to help research relevant pre-seed stage startups for deal sourcing and evaluation.

Independent Music Artist & Music Label Business Development Remote Externship

Experience the ground floor of a new AI-driven startup service connecting filmmakers and musicians. Videos need great soundtracks. Music artists need promotion. Thematic makes it happen! With this internship, you will dive into the business of music head first. In this externship, your work will be to explore the entire eco-system of the music world: artists, publishers, managers, and content creators. You will research leads and potential growth opportunities as well as have a meaningful impact on an early stage startup.

Success Stories


"I’d recommend this externship to others because it’s super valuable and a great way to get experience within the finance industry. It's normally pretty hard to get experience in finance because it’s so competitive, especially for for underclassmen like me."



"It's very simple. I found it very helpful and not overwhelming. I like the way it's structured and I like the weekly check-ins. It's not like you're given a report to complete and then 'see you in 8 weeks later and we can discuss."



"I would recommend this externship to international students like me. I think this remote externship is very attractive in itself. I believe the flexible schedules and performance-based work provide great opportunities for students to test their own potential."


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