The Extern Program enables students to explore different career options by allowing a firsthand glimpse into a field of interest. By shadowing professionals in their workplace, or engaging in virtual career conversations (similar to the format of an informational interview), you can begin to explore your interests and learn about various opportunities. The advice and guidance which you receive from alumnae/i in this shadowing experience will help you identify potential career options.

During Winter or Spring break, externs observe and talk with alumna/us sponsors and their colleagues. For in-person shadowing experiences, students can participate in the normal routines of the sponsors, following alumnae/i hosts throughout their workday and learning about their career pathway. For virtual career conversations, alumnae/i and students schedule a 1:1 meeting to discuss questions about their experiences. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about a field of interest and make connections with Bryn Mawr Alumnae/i.

The Spring Break 2024 Extern Sign-up Period is open for students. Students can learn more and submit your registration form by visiting this Handshake listing. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, February 21, at 11:59pm ET.

Questions? Contact Jennifer Prudencio at jprudencio@brynmawr.edu.


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Phone: 610-526-5174