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Externship Week Offers Hands-On Learning

 

Every winter break, Swarthmore alumni, parents of students, and friends of the College become mentors to current students by offering one-week externships and homestays in a variety of cities and career fields. Administered by Career Services, the program has existed in its current form for over a decade and has helped thousands of students explore career options through a vast network of alumni, parents and past externs.

See how some students spent their externships:

Amber Adamson ‘01 from the Starfinder Foundation, which uses soccer to empower Philadelphia's youth, hosted externs Ethan Moreland ‘23 and Ashley Pyon ‘22.

Amber Adamson ‘01 from the Starfinder Foundation, which uses soccer to empower Philadelphia's youth, hosted externs Ethan Moreland ‘23 (left) and Ashley Pyon ‘22 (right). Through the externship, Moreland and Pyon met three-time Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts (center) .

Eugene Prymak '13 and William Huang '23 in warehouse

Eugene Prymak '13 (right) provided William Huang '23 (left) with an extern experience through his work at Powerhouse Equipment as well as a homestay.

Eva Low '22 spent her externship with Jessica Cuni '00, head of the visual arts program and chair of Choate Rosemary Hall's  Equity and Inclusion faculty committee.

Eva Low '22 (left) spent her externship with Jessica Cuni '00 (right), head of the visual arts program and chair of Choate Rosemary Hall's  Equity and Inclusion faculty committee.

Bryce Mick '21 at office of Wall Street Journal

Hosted by Wall Street Journal bureau chief Ben Fritz ’99, Bryce Mick '21, a classics major from Bridgeton, N.J., externed at the paper’s West Coast office.

Johanna Lee '23 shadowed Anne Richards '97 at The Cat Doctor of Bedford, Mass.

Johanna Lee '23 (right) shadowed Anne Richards '97 (left) at The Cat Doctor of Bedford, Mass.

Jess Karol '16 hosted Elena Lee '23 at Farm.One, a startup that uses vertical farming to grow rare produce in Brooklyn.

Jess Karol '16 (right) hosted Elena Lee '23 (left) at Farm.One, a startup that uses vertical farming to grow rare produce in Brooklyn.

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) welcomed Shaurya Bhaskar '22 and Sophia Peterson '23. The pair was hosted by paralegal Marième Diop '18, and Co-Executive Director Amy Robertson '83.

The Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) welcomed Shaurya Bhaskar '22 (second from right) and Sophia Peterson '23 (second from left). The pair was hosted by paralegal Marième Diop '18 (far left), and Co-Executive Director Amy Robertson '83 (far right).

Sara Laine '21 enjoyed her week at the home of Jamie Stiehm '82 while she worked with Jorge Munoz '84 at the World Bank.

Sara Laine '21, a peace & conflict studies major from West Orange, N.J., enjoyed her week at the home of Jamie Stiehm '82 while she worked with Jorge Munoz '84 at the World Bank.

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