The following select students participated in the UT Dallas Career Center Externship Program. Please read on to get information about their experiences and to help decide if an externship is right for you.
To get involved in the externship program, review the information available on this website.
International Political Economy
Dallas Regional Chamber
"I learned how the DRC works – how to approach business and learning that everything is negotiable."
Business Administration and Global Business
Dallas Regional Chamber
"Overall I have a better understanding of what the Chamber does and how they’re helping Dallas grow."
"The people and work culture are interesting and I now know what to look for when interviewing in the future."
"At CA Technologies, I met mentors in support group and learned how they deal with agents and clients."
Economics and Finance
"The advice they gave on how to study for the LSAT, advice about law school life, etc..."
UT Dallas HR (Spring Break 2013)
"I'm glad that I had the opportunity to join such an externship. I enjoyed the environment and all the employees who took me under their wings for a week. I'm grateful to have been around such a great group of people..."
Hae Min Lee
NETWORK (Spring Break 2013)
"[One] of my favorite things about working here in the food pantry is interacting with some of the elderly volunteers here, and that’s sort of surprising to me..."
Tektronix (Spring Break 2013)
"At Tektronix Communications, I got the chance to shadow an exemplary team of software developers and engineers working on one of the company's foremost products. I gained significant knowledge of the various tools used in the industry and of how a successful software development team works."
Psychology and Child Learning Development
The Career Center (Spring Break 2013)
“There are so many opportunities for the students at the career center that I never knew about - I’m happy I was able to be informed of all of the resources available to me.”
Crosstex (Spring Break 2013)
"I kept asking questions and she always answered my questions without any delay. I think she was really happy that I asked so many questions. I got to see P&ID, which is piping and instrumentation diagrams..."
J. Michelle Abuda
Business Administration and MIS
Wright IMC (Spring Break 2012)
"The externship helped me realize the importance of technology and social media on businesses, and how influential these tools are going to be in the future."
Junior Achievement of Dallas (Spring Break 2012)
“…appreciate the chance that you have with the job shadowing experience,” as “it may help you a lot in figuring out your career path."
Finance and Economics
State Farm Insurance (Spring Break 2012)
“The externship sponsors took part in this program to be able to help the student…Don’t let anything hold you back.”
OmniCure Home Health (Spring Break 2012)
“[Externships] will help you foster business connections and help you understand what you need to work in the field.”
National Kidney Foundation Texas (Spring Break 2012)
“As a freshman, this provided an opportunity to get a head start on internships with less selective criteria and without the long-term commitment.”
Mclane Food Services (Spring Break 2012)
“I honestly cannot think of a reason someone should not job shadow…I am certain this will also be a highlight to your break!”