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Externship Program

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Boston College’s Externship Program matches undergraduates with employers, alumni, parents and friends of BC for short-term job shadowing and mentoring experiences. This year's program will take place January 5-12, 2016. Please click here to sign up as a host.

Typically a one-day experience, an Externship is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of what a particular job entails, observe daily operations, and make connections. For Externship hosts, this can serve as an excellent opportunity to market your organization and develop greater connections with the BC community. Many BC students in recent years have been considered for internship and job offers as a result of participating in an Externship.

To participate in the 2016 Externship Program as a host, complete the brief host survey.  Students will apply to your posting and the Career Center will match you with the number of students you can host, taking into consideration timing, location, and student interests. We will then advise the students of their match, and you will be contacted directly by the students in December to arrange the details of the job-shadow taking place in January.



  • Tour of organization
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Observe client interactions
  • Conduct informational interviews and network with BC alumni and other employees
  • Lunch with BC alumni and other employees
  • Review current trends in the profession
  • Explore potential career paths within the organization and the profession


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