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I can confidently say that my Practicum with Meta helped me get into the mindset I needed for my current internship.
"I want to make an active contribution not just to research it, but learn about it to the point where I can know how to protect it better, so we can move on for the species and make a better world."
"Would I have access to an externship like this without Paragon One? In all honesty, probably not. I would have seen the name Pfizer, a huge company, a well-established company, and I probably would have thought, 'I don't have a shot.'"
“I did not grow up with a support network to guide my career. The Meta Remote Practicum opportunity I did was a great opportunity. It’s great to be able to get experience and expand my network in the middle of the school year. I’m very grateful for this experience and I have learned a lot.”
Gain strategic consulting skills by tackling real problems from non-profit organizations.
Gain market research skills and identify opportunities for The Home Depot’s contractor loyalty programs.
Gain communication skills while translating global freshwater conservation issues into a local context.
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.
For companies, Remote Externships are an efficient way to offer a real world work experience opportunity to a large group of diverse students. Typically, companies would be able to reach many more students than they would through a traditional internship.
An Externship is a chance to tackle real world projects alongside school work. It's both an opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Many outstanding students have even progressed to internships and full-time offers through Externships.
By running Externship programs that available to applicants from every background, companies have a chance to work with candidates before offering them jobs. Over 8-12 weeks, can assess how well a candidate will fit in with their team and culture, how motivated they are and how impactful their work is.