Marian University career services
Freshmen Externship Program Fact Sheet


What is an externship?

Marian University Career Services offers a Freshmen Externship program for first-year students in January.  The Freshmen Externship will run from January 15 through January 19, 2018.  Externships, or “mini internships,” provides students firsthand experience at a sponsor organization by observing and engaging in a career field that interest them before they pursue further education.
Marian University Career Services will offer approximately 20 externship sites to approximately 30 first-year students in January 2018. To provide a great experience, two students with similar career interests may be paired and assigned to a sponsor organization.  Marian alums, parents, friends of Marian University, and organizations interested in Marian talent are encouraged to become sponsor organizations.
How do externships work?
Externships are held on-site at the sponsor organization during regular business hours beginning January 15 through January 19, 2018 (during Winterim break). A student extern at the host sponsor organization could:
·         Tour the sponsor organization
·         Assist with specific projects for a hands-on experience
·         Attend organizational / departmental meetings
·         Meet with the human resources department to discuss needed job skills, hiring procedures orientation processes, etc.
·         Shadow a staff member or team to get a sense of the organization’s culture and values
·         Meet one-on-one with staff members to learn about the field
Are Externships Noted on Academic transcripts?
Yes. The externship is registered as GEN 197 for 0 credit on the student’s transcript.  A CR will be noted for successful completion on the transcript or NR will be noted for unsuccessful completion of the externship.  Successful completion requires attending an externship orientation, daily attendance and prompt arrival at the externship, full participation at the externship, completion of the required 2-page reflection paper, poster board, and employer thank you card.
Contact Mary Hatlen, Director of Career Services, at 920.923.7161 for additional information or assistance.