FAQ

The Drew Externship program matches students with mentors in a range of industries—everything from business services to healthcare to law.

What is the Drew externship program?
This program allows you informed career decisions because you get to witness real-world work experiences. Shadow a Drew alumnus, parent or friend throughout a typical workday and be involved with projects, attend meetings and meet with other members of the organization. Most importantly, have your questions answered by someone with experience in a field you are considering as a possible career.

Why participate?
In addition to helping get an inside look at jobs as you consider career choices, you will gain opportunities for informational interviewing  and networking. Many externships hosts have helped student find internships and jobs.

What will I learn?
Review our Learning Outcomes–2018 to get an idea what you will learn when you visit each employer.

Who are the hosts?
Externships hosts are alumni, parents and friends of Drew University. They represent a wide variety of career areas, majors, and class years. 2018 Host Sites by Industry.  Read more about each at 2018 Employer Descriptions.

When do externships take place?
The best time to schedule externships is during the Drew winter break (first three weeks of January) or or spring break (mid-March), but other times can also be arranged.

How can I apply?
If you are interested in participating in the program contact Richard White at rwhite1@drew.edu or 973-408-3324. Please view the Student Externship Tips–2018 before submitting your application.

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