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Extern Program - Apply today!  Deadline November 18th!

Looking to gain meaningful experiences and network with potential employers?  The Saluki Extern Program is designed to give current students an indispensable professional development experience in their career field of interest. This year we are leveraging SIU's Saluki Mentor Network, our career-mentoring and advice-sharing network specifically for SIU alumni and students, to connect our students with their Extern sponsors. 

This program will take place during Springbreak 2019 (March 9-17) and is likely unpaid.

If you are interested in taking part in this year's Extern Program, please fill out this applicationIn order to complete the application, you must have a profile in Saluki Mentor Network.

If you would like to sponsor a student at your place of employment, please fill out the Extern Sponsor form.

Sponsored by the Career Development Center and the SIU Alumni Association

Join the Saluki Mentor Network!

The Saluki Mentor Network is an online platform designed to connect students with faculty and staff as well as SIU alumni for academic and career mentorship. Powered by Wisr, the Saluki Mentor Network creates opportunities for students to identify a mentor or become a member of the mentor community.

Research shows that students are much more successful, both during and after college, when they have a mentor. Login to the Saluki Mentor Network today to begin searching for your mentor  or mentor community!

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