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

AI Advertising Data Training & Analysis Remote Externship

Calling all gaming fans! Yodo1 is dedicated to one goal: building a platform that opens the world of gaming success to anyone with the talent to develop great games. Obsessed with data from day one, we’ve developed a suite of AI-powered products that are generating substantial results for us and our partner games. This project is on behalf of the Monetization Group whose focus is collecting data and developing cutting edge insights on the latest in mobile advertising.

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

Students will help to promote weekly Freedom Flow Friday, Saje Flow, and Saje of Sajes events through influencer research, influencer outreach, and ideation and execution of novel marketing projects. Watch the video to learn more!

Real Estate Technology & IoT Business Development Remote Externship

Younity is expanding their technology infrastructure platform into forward-thinking residential real estate projects across the country. They are seeking ambitious students to help find relevant partners in the major housing markets, to build a robust partnership funnel with relevant points of contact. Strong performers can qualifier for letters of recommendation, LinkedIn endorsements, informational interviews, and the chance to be recruited into a paid position. Training is included. B2B sales skills development to include outbound prospecting, lead profiling, and market mapping

Data Analytics - Real Estate Technology & IoT Business Development Remote Externship

Younity is expanding their technology infrastructure platform into forward-thinking residential real estate projects across the country. They are seeking ambitious students to help find relevant partners in the major housing markets, to build a robust partnership funnel with relevant points of contact. Strong performers can qualifier for letters of recommendation, LinkedIn endorsements, informational interviews, and the chance to be recruited into a paid position. Training is included. B2B sales skills development to include outbound prospecting, lead profiling, and market mapping. This project includes special data analytics projects that allow students to practice using analysis tools to perform business model, strategy, and value chain analysis

Real Estate Product Research & Market Analysis Remote Externship

Paragon One and the Zillow Rentals Teams are currently investigating whether or not to launch a series of new custom products for alternative property markets. They are looking for ambitious students to help them shape their product strategy.

Investment Research and Business Analytics Externship

Xoogler.co is a group of Google’s alumni and current Google employees who have come together to invest in the startup ecosystem. The Xooglers consist of startup members, early team members, angel investors, venture capitalists, and mentors. This angel syndicate helps raise capital to provide funding to Xooglers. Many cool and interesting startups have been spun off by these Xooglers like Instagram, Pinterest, Quip, and many more. The mission of this internship is to find and evaluate these startups.

SEO Marketing & Content Creation Remote Externship

The Center for Education Reform's mission is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes. In our technological 21st century, the Center is expanding its brand and presence in new ways to stay relevant, informed, and competitive. The Center is looking to leverage the skills and experience of passionate and mission-driven externs who'll be able to take the Center's social media strategy to the next level, through improved keyword optimization and content creation. This is often referred to as SEO or Search Engine Optimization. The Center is seeking student externs who'll produce professional and high-quality content that will be widely-used to generate publicity and grab the attention of important stakeholders and lawmakers.

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.

Fundraising & Foundation Research Remote Externship

The Center for Education Reform's mission is to expand educational opportunities that lead to improved economic outcomes. As an education non-profit, like all organizations, it takes financial support to operationalize goals and initiatives. To further expand the Center's reach and impact they are looking to secure more funding from existing foundations and grants in areas related to education and workforce development. The Center is looking to work with student externs who will refine an existing individual donor information, find new foundations and related grants that will help maximize the impact of the Center's mission. As an additional component to this experience, externs will also draft their best grant application response that could be submitted as a part of the Center's future grant submissions.

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.

Data Analytics - 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. This project includes special data analytics projects that allow students to practice using analysis tools to perform business model, strategy, and value chain analysis

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

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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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