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I got to experience what a career in business development and marketing might look like and met a lot of amazing people in the process.
Provide case studies to students based on real problems your company is trying to solve.
Reach, engage, and educate underrepresented talent.
Receive insights on the top performing and most engaged students. Thoroughly assess candidates for the right fit.
We support recruiting, mentorship, student feedback, and assessment.
"The Practicum with Paragon One is one of the best programs I’ve worked on at Meta. It’s a low-lift, high-return project that really makes me feel like I’m giving back to future generations and building community both inside and outside of Meta. The Paragon One team carries most of the load and makes it easy for us to run this program while managing all of our regular day-to-day duties."
"The Paragon One student team delivered a high quality work product with relevant and actionable outcomes. I was extremely impressed with their skills, insights, professionalism, and presentation skills. Our first experience sponsoring a Paragon One externship was an unparalleled success and we are excited about the potential for future projects."
"Paragon One has found some kind of magic formula. I was extremely impressed with the externs' thoughtful and creative recommendations, and the professional and reliable manner in which they worked with our team. They found several high-ROI opportunities we'd missed, and we're moving forward on them immediately!"
"Externships are a great way for students to get hands-on experience with the business or industry they’re pursuing and a great way for companies to connect with future employees. The Paragon program allows us to spend more time working directly with students instead of managing logistics, which means more meaningful experiences for students and a much smoother experience for us."
“Overall the program was very well organized and did not take too much time from me and my team. The Paragon One team really made everything easy and smooth for us.”
Meta Partnered With Paragon One to Give Scores of Diverse Students Remote Externships in 2021.
Students served in the past year, out of which over 50% were from underrepresented backgrounds.
Universities represented in 2021.
Pfizer partnered with Paragon One as part of it's DE&I initiative to make an impact in the pharmaceutical industry.
Increase in student reported knowledge of Pfizer Inc.
Increase in student reported knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry.
Paragon One co-creates externship experiences with each hosting company – the outcomes, the training, the meeting agendas – it’s carefully crafted by both companies. The Paragon One team will manage your Weekly Meetings, Company Meetings, and additional support and feedback.
All externships take 10-15 hours each week to be successful in the program. This encompasses the time spent learning and completing training, researching, and attending meetings. All externships are 6-8 weeks long. Be sure to check each program for its duration.
Like in professional roles, all your interactions with a company are networking. Networking is about building relationships and trust. Each Company Meeting is an opportunity to impress them and increase their perception of you as an extern. After you complete the program, we compile all the information about you and your work and share it with Host Companies so they can review students and reach out, respectively. Top students get additional opportunities to present their work and have follow-up discussions with company leads.
Yes, you can. Remember that credit-bearing policies vary from institution to institution, so while we can support you to receive credit, you will want to check with your advisor or dean for approval first.