The New York City Externship Program
The New York City Externship Program is an intense week-long networking experience focusing on career exploration. Each year, a small group of students (sophomores, juniors and seniors) are selected to travel to New York City and spend the week meeting with prestigious, successful alumni in a range of professional settings to gain insight into a variety of career opportunities possible for students after graduation from Stonehill. Our hosts offer advice and share their opinions on selecting majors, perfecting resumes, finding internships, job searching, graduate school and much more.
November - Students interested in applying must seek a nomination from a Stonehill faculty, staff or administrator. These nominations can be sent via e-mail to email@example.com. Each interested nominee must submit a resume and cover letter to be considered.
December - Resumes are reviewed and phone interviews are conducted.
January - Selected candidates participate in a panel interview with the Office of Career Services.
Spring Break - Accepted participants find their own transportation to (and from) New York and the trip begins at Penn Station in Manhattan on the Sunday of Spring Break. From Monday to Friday we visit alumni, attend staff meetings, partake in networking dinners and other arranged functions. The trip concludes Friday at noon.
Students live in groups of two or three in New York City for the week with an alumnus who has agreed to open his/her home.
Students are expected to finance their own transportation to and from New York City's Penn Station. During the week most meals are provided during company site visits and networking dinners. We recommend students bring about $100 spending money to pick up meals when they are not provided and for general spending money.
Students have returned from this trip completely motivated to explore new majors, new career paths, or convinced that they were heading the right way all along. Many students have expressed that the trip changed their life. Those students interested in interning / working in New York will make many professional contacts. Whether you focus on career exploration or networking, the externship program offers something for everyone.
- Externship 2010: Multiple offers were made for students to complete internships in New York and a former (2008) extern landed a job at an externship site after graduation.
- Externship 2009: Two externs received internships from New York City alumni and others made amazing contacts, key during this year's tough economy.
- Externship 2008: One student received an internship with a company we visited, and one senior received a job offer.
- Externship 2007: One student received an internship from a company we visited and spent that summer interning for them in New York and the following summer interning in their Boston office! The extern is currently working full-time for them in the Boston office.
- Externship 2006: The two seniors who attended are now working and studying in New York. Two of the three juniors who attended completed a summer internship in New York.
- Externship 2005: Two seniors received job offers from organizations that we visited and one junior accepted a summer internship that year.
"The New York Externship program was the turning point in my senior year. Before the trip I had no idea how important networking was. The tips and advice about resumes, interviewing, and networking definitely helped me land so many interviews and ultimately the job that I have today. It was so great to see Stonehill Alumni reaching out to help and make sure that current students have the same opportunity for success as they did when they graduated Stonehill College." Samantha Ennis ‘10
"What could be more exciting than spending a week commuting through the bustling streets of Times Squares, visiting esteemed Fortune 500 companies, networking with prominent Stonehill alumni, and attending enjoyable receptions to connect with colleagues who are ready to assist you in your career aspirations? The NYC Externship is an amazing opportunity that allows students to gain first-hand, corporate-world experience. The advice and insight you gain is a valuable boost to jumpstart your career, not to mention you have a fun time as well." Ally Mielnicki ‘11
"Stonehill's NYC Externship was definitely one of the most valuable and rewarding programs I have been a part of at Stonehill. I walked away with two outstanding summer internship offers, a wealth of high level business connections, and a much better understanding of how 'the real world' works. I'm so thankful for Career Services at the college--they're fantastic." Corinne Sherman ‘11
"The externship program is an excellent transition from the mindset of a student to a professional. It has allowed me to see myself in many different professional environments. Most of all though, it has taught me the importance of building a network. It showed me the value of my education at Stonehill because I was able to meet and interact with successful Stonehill alumni." Heather Tellier ‘11