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What do Hosts say about the Externship Program?

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  • "I was able to participate in the Externship Program as an undergraduate and the experience really opened my eyes to the importance of work/life balance. I explored the city and went to concerts in the park while getting exposure to a large, international nonprofit organization. It shaped not only my SIP but also my appreciation for the K community that extends far beyond Academy Street. It's our privilege to mentor a current Hornet through the Discovery Externship Program." K. Kent '07, Anthropology/Sociology, Religion
  • "It is an opportunity to give something back to the K community, to get to know a student with shared interests, and hopefully contribute to the student's education and career planning." A. Gravley '84, History
  • "It was really great to connect with a couple of current K-College students and the whole experience felt very rewarding on both sides.  I think I learned as much about being an adult and interacting with college students as they did about my career path!" B. Warner '04, Computer Science
  • "I enjoyed spending time with my extern, who was in the position I was 30 years ago! It is great program that K provides, really every college should do such a thing. I was so blessed to have been able to attend K, and it felt good to be able to give back a little." G. Doskoch '84, Biology
  • "I enjoyed learning about the current "K" experience from the student and sharing memories of "K" when I attended over 35 years ago. Although she was only with us for a week, within a few days it felt as though she were a "regular" member of the staff. The Externship Program provides a mutually beneficial way everyone involved can learn, share, and grow." A. Austin Anderson '78, Economics and Business
  • "I enjoyed the opportunity to be an open resource to Extern.  On a personal level I better recognized how much I'd learned and how much perspective I now have on situations from when I was a Freshman at K." R. Ambrose '86, Theatre Arts
  • "It is always a special experience to connect with a student on that level. We both enjoyed our time together very much. It is a very rewarding experience to share and talk about life in an intimate way with a student. It feels like a very meaningful relationship and way to give back to the college as a whole." B. Blough '08, Economics


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