Strategy & Consulting

Credera Consulting & Data Analytics Remote Externship

Develop consulting skills by advising a company on acquiring and retaining talent.

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Consulting & Data Analytics Remote Externship
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Externship
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  • Open to matriculated undergraduate students
  • Open to matriculated undergraduate and graduate students
  • Open to matriculated high school, undergraduate, and graduate students
  • Open to matriculated graduate students
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The start date for this Externship is rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Externship is full.

Applications for this Practicum are rolling and students will be evaluated on a first come first serve basis. Applications will close when the Practicum is full.

Part-time and fully remote
This Externship is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
This Practicum is a 10-hour-per-week fully remote experience where all meetings and events are recorded.
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This remote Externship will last

This remote Practicum will last

8

weeks.

$
0
Stipend

Students that accept their offers will receive their educational stipends at the end of the program.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate students only.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students only.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students and graduate students.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

This Externship is open to applicants all around the world.

Geographical Eligibility

This Externship is open only to applicants attending a college or university located in the United States.

This Externship is open only to applicants attending a college or university located in the United States.

Required Academic Standing

This Externship is open to graduate students only.

This Practicum is open to graduate students only.

Required academic standing

This Externships is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

This Practicum is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students.

Required academic standing

This Externships is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Young people not currently enrolled at an academic institution are also welcomed to apply.

This Practicum is open to high school students, undergraduate students, and graduate students. Youths not currently enrolled at any academic institution are also welcomed to apply.

Required Academic Standing

This pilot Externship program is open to Sophomores and Juniors from Morehouse College, Spelman College, and Clark Atlanta University at this time.

This Practicum is open to undergraduate students only.

Credera is not accepting or considering any applications for this Externship through other channels. Any effort to apply or reach out to Credera separately will adversely affect a student’s application.
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Program Overview

This experiential learning program has been designed by Paragon One in collaboration with Credera to offer talented students an opportunity to develop and showcase their creative problem solving and critical thinking skills by working on real work projects. This program is a collaboration with the Experience Design (XD) team, one of the many core capabilities offered at Credera. Credera’s XD team is a group of 40+ ambitious strategists, researchers, designers, and front-end developers whose mission is to create immersive, meaningful experiences that add joy to life. Backed by the firm’s deep expertise in tech consulting, XD pushes the boundaries in understanding what motivates people; designing beautiful, intuitive interfaces, and innovating with new technologies. Credera’s culture is built on putting people first — and those people are smart, collaborative, and thoughtful.

With the industry landscape rapidly evolving, different institutions are rising to the top of the ranks of producing top-caliber talent; the best places to find top designers, front-end developers, strategists, and researchers need to be identified and considered as part of future talent management strategy. During the program, you will conduct research to help Credera understand what top Gen Z talent is looking for in an employer regarding career growth, work style, benefits, and company profile. Based on that, you will advise Credera on developing a people strategy focused on acquiring and retaining talent.


Externs Will

Through your research and analysis, you will provide Credera’s XD team an independent lens on GenZ preferences and perceived value about different talent acquisition initiatives. The work will help Credera’s XD understand GenZ trends and, therefore, design an effective people strategy to attract and retain top talent. During this externship, you will:

  • Get familiarized with the vision, mission, and work of Credera and the Experience Design team.
  • Research and identify trends in attracting and retaining GenZ talent.
  • Conduct primary research and detailed analysis of the GenZ talent marketplace
  • Advise Credera on the best ways to attract and retain top GenZ talent in 2022 and beyond.
  • Learn and practice using various data collection methods like surveys, interviews, etc.
  • Identify high potential recruiting channels for XD talent.
  • Analyze Credera’s recruiting communication and advise the company on building an effective positioning.
  • Conduct a competitive analysis of recruiting strategies used by companies to attract XD talent.
  • Create and deliver a compelling presentation showcasing insights on how Credera can connect meaningfully with GenZ.

Qualifications
  • Ambitious undergraduate and graduate students with a strong interest in Experience Design, Consulting, and/ or Talent Acquisition Strategy. This program is perfect for students interested in learning about consulting, people strategy, and experience design functions; collecting data, analyzing it, and generating insights to help a company position itself to attract top talent.
  • We believe that Psychology and, Business, Design, Computer Science, Research-focused majors (Experience Design related) are the best fit for this program but it is open to all majors.
About
Credera
Credera is a boutique consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data, and technology with approximately 2000+ employees around the globe who daily live out the firm’s mission to make an extraordinary impact on clients, people, and communities and five core values: integrity, tenacity, humility, excellence, and people first. Founded in 1999, Credera is headquartered in Dallas, TX, and hosts offices in Houston, Denver, Chicago, New York, London, Manchester, Los Angeles, Singapore, and Leeds. Credera serves a wide range of clients across many industries and sectors, such as consumer goods and services, energy resources, financial services, healthcare, public services, transpiration, and retail. They have worked with a handful of well-known brands that we’ve worked with, including AT&T, Finish Line, ExxonMobil, Hilton, and more.
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Testimonials

Meet Past Externs

Meet Past Students

"My externship with HP was a great example of how a single experience can change the course of a career. After my externship, I started getting interviews, and I started seeing my resume downloaded by recruiters. People called and said they wanted to learn more about the HP Tech Ventures Externship. It was something they’d never seen before, and they wanted to know more. Leveraging this experience has helped me in more ways than I can count, and now I am a summer analyst at an investment bank!"

Dawit Teshome
now interns @Windsor capital, llc

"I found myself as a recent graduate with no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Paragon One offered an exciting opportunity to explore and work with real-world companies alongside a cohort of like-minded individuals. The most significant benefit as an extern is the flexibility for career discovery. As someone who had almost no industry exposure, I had the chance to build my understanding of the marketing industry by researching ad-tech solutions and presenting my findings to the Facebook team."

Valerie Fong
NOW WORKS @Empire lakes productions

“I really want to emphasize that Paragon One offers many opportunities not just in social media and marketing but in finance, accounting, more. These unique and tailored experiences are a great way to not only develop in areas of your own interests but to also expand your knowledge in general. And they're easily accessible. Really anyone can do it. I did it. So I want to emphasize that the possibilities are there and to just go for them.”

Isabella DeIulis
NOW INTERNS @EXTREME NETWORKS

“I believe business and tech together have a transformative power to do good with high impact. That’s why I was so excited to get into the Paragon One Facebook Remote Externship program. It was a structured, intentional experience, and I got to enhance skills like market research, communicating to a strategic audience, and putting together insights in an easily digestible way.”

Jose Medina
NOW WORKS @DELOITTE

“I feel like a lot of people say diversity matters, but they don’t show it. This opportunity definitely showed it. I met people from all over the world with different backgrounds, who had similar interests to me. I don't think I would have ever had the chance to do a project with a company like Facebook outside of this. With this experience being through Paragon One and their connection to my university, it felt so much more accessible to me and not like a far off unattainable goal.”

McKenzie Templeton
NOW WORKS @Johnson city chamber of commerce

“There was mentorship and structure, but the people overseeing us didn’t force their ideas on us. I really liked the frank discussions at the weekly meetings and how the Facebook staff we interacted with showed genuine interest in our futures.”

Ryan Baladez
NOW interns @ACCENTURE
Application Process

After sending in your application, we'll reach out if we think you're a good fit. You'll send in a "Get to Know You" video and then participate in a live interview.

Week 1: Onboarding

During the first week of the program, you'll be setting goals for what you want to achieve in the upcoming weeks and familiarizing yourself with the industry, our platform, and your cohort.

Weeks 2-5: Research & Analysis

During the regular programming of the Externship, you will receive training and complete projects through our student platform. These exciting weeks are filled with weekly meetings, company meetings, student-led workshops, and virtual events like speaker series and networking sessions.

Present to Host Company

Top students will be selected to present their projects and findings to company leads and other senior leadership.

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FAQs
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Is the externship with Paragon One or the Host Company?

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. You will meet with your host company, receive feedback from them, present your findings to them, and receive other opportunities to connect with them through out the program.

How long/how much time does the externship take?

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.

How are students able to network with representatives from Host Companies?

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.

Can I use the externship for Class Credit?

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.