Extern Hosting Timeline


  • Host applications due to the Career Center by the last week of September.


  • Student applications due to the Career Center the last week of October.
  • Hosts begin planning externship itinerary.


  • Hosts receive name(s) and resume(s) of matched student(s) during the last week of November.
  • Hosts continue creating itinerary for the extern(s). This includes talking to others at the host’s organization about spending time with the student.
  • Students attend mandatory orientation.


  • Hosts can expect students to initiate contact between late November and early December.
  • Students and hosts continue communications and planning throughout the month.
  • Hosts finalize itineraries for students and review all specifics with their externs prior to the holidays.


  • Externships take place the first three full weeks of January, after the New Year holiday.
  • Contact the Career Center with any concerns or changes in plans.


  • Hosts complete evaluations by mid-February.