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.

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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 Marketing Strategy Remote Externship

This externship is in partnership with Snapchat’s Entertainment, Auto, and Technology (EAT) teams. These teams generate millions in revenue by selling media to the world’s foremost companies in these verticals and serve advertisers by driving business results, whether it’s driving subscriptions to a streamer, selling a car, or getting people to buy something from Amazon. The goal is not just to sell but come to the table with clear strategies and compelling storytelling.

Non-Profit Consulting Remote Externship

In this externship program, you will learn strategic consulting skills to analyze and evaluate challenges from non-profit organizations using consulting frameworks, in an overall effort to help them solve their important problems. Selected individuals will be paired with a specific non-profit organization and dive into their strategic problems, such as development, impact assessment, policy / regulatory issues, process improvements, talent engagement, communication, and strategic positioning. Throughout this externship program, PwC’s professionals will provide mentorship and coaching.

Social Media Market Intelligence Remote Practicum

Participants will be working with the Disruptors Group at Facebook. Facebook Disruptors work with the most innovative direct-to-consumer e-commerce companies by helping them build their brand on social media. This program focuses on giving participants a view of the business group within Facebook through case studies. This is an opportunity to build thought around how to build a brand or a go to market strategy. Understanding how clients could build their overall brand is relevant and important to sales roles at Facebook.

Talent Acquisition Strategy Remote Externship

Pfizer aims to hire diverse talent to improve innovation and deliver high-impact results in the R&D pipeline. During the externship, you will analyze recruiting, and HR practices from within and outside the pharma industry and recommend strategies to attract, retain, and engage a diverse and inclusive workforce. In summary, you will help Pfizer design its recruiting strategy to meet the larger organizational goals around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

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 Strategy Remote Externship

This externship opportunity is in partnership with the Special Projects team at Cloudflare. The Special Projects team at Cloudflare works on a wide range of strategic and tactical projects that are critical to the operations and long-term development of Cloudflare. From Cloudflare’s entry into China through a strategic partnership with China’s largest Internet companies; to conducting strategic acquisitions; managing the company’s partnerships and relationships with the major cloud providers; and finding commercial opportunities for Cloudflare’s new products and technologies, the team is involved at all levels of driving the company’s business strategy and development.

Gaming Market Research and Data Analytics Remote Externship

We are seeking ambitious students to provide a detailed analysis of the current landscape of tools for gamers, recommend new product features, markets that Mobalytics can expand into, possible ways to monetize the product, as well as any integration or partnership opportunities.

Investment Research and Data Analytics Remote Externship

We are seeking ambitious students to source and critically evaluate companies that fit EHP’s investment criteria to create a pipeline of potential deals for EHP to pursue.

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.

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.

Independent Music Artist & Music Label Business Development and Data Analyst 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

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"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."

PAUL
INVESTMENT ANALYSIS exTERN
TEXAS A&M '23

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"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."

PURITY
FINANCE exTERN
FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY '20

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"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."

DAMI
VC ANALYST exTERN
UNIVERSITY OF C. OKLAHOMA '20

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