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Is the externship with Paragon One or the Host Company?
Paragon One creates externships together with each host company. Company training, projects, and meeting agendas are carefully crafted in collaboration between Paragon and the Host Company. The Paragon One team will manage your Weekly Check Ins with students and Company Meetings. We will be your primary point of contact to support you throughout the externship experience.
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.