Becoming an Extern Sponsor

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Becoming an Extern Program sponsor is one of the best ways to build your brand on the SIU Carbondale campus, while also having the privilege to host one (or several!) of our students. For more than 30 years, SIU has provided the Extern Program as a unique professional development experience for our students.  To date, more than 4,000 Salukis have worked with companies and organizations around the nation to gain first-hand experience in their chosen career fields/professions.

The Career Development Center is always seeking new SIU Alumni and friends of the university to provide externship opportunities for current students. Externships are defined as short-term job shadow experience that can last anywhere from a single day to a couple of weeks. They allow students to apply classroom knowledge to real experiences, engage with professionals, expand their network, and benefit from having a mentor in their chosen field.

The next Extern Program experience takes place during our spring break, March 5 - 13, 2022. For more information, please check out our Extern Program page.

If you are interested in giving the gift of becoming an Extern Program sponsor, please call us at 618-453-2391!