Extern Spotlights

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.

2014 Externs

Raily Rincon


International Political Economy

Dallas Regional Chamber

"I learned how the DRC works – how to approach business and learning that everything is negotiable."
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Rahele Tesfu


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."
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Lakshmi Bhanu


Speech-Language Pathology/AUD

CA Technologies

"The people and work culture are interesting and I now know what to look for when interviewing in the future."
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Yuvan Gupta


Computer Science

CA Technologies

"At CA Technologies, I met mentors in support group and learned how they deal with agents and clients."
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Mehru Sheikh


Economics and Finance

Jones Day

"The advice they gave on how to study for the LSAT, advice about law school life, etc..."
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2013 Externs

Chidiebere Echebiri


Business Administration

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..."
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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..."
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Shaurya Arora


Computer Science

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."
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La'Wanda Maxwell


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.”
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Saamer Mansoor


Mechanical Engineering

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..."
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2012 Externs

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."
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Tram Ngo



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."
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Jeffrey Trinh

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.”
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Ethan Whittemore


Computer Science

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.”
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Chris McClure



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.”
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Jonathan Pritchett


Global Business

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!”
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