Interested in learning more about the organizations we work with and opportunities for USC students? Join us for an externship experience!

An externship is typically a day-long visit to an employer facility to learn more about that organization and their career opportunities.  Externships consist of several components including such activities as:

  • Facility tours
  • Welcome from organizational leadership
  • Overview of organization
  • Overview of employment opportunities (internships, co-ops and full-time positions)
  • Networking with employees (often USC alumni)
  • Job shadowing

The Career Center typically provides transporation (unless exernships are held in your hometown during University breaks), the employer provides refreshments/meals (as appropriate), and Career Center staff provide opportunties for reflection following the experience.

Recent externship sites have included:

  • Bosch; Charleston, SC
  • Compass Group; Charlotte, NC
  • Continential; Brimley, MI
  • DAK; Gaston, SC
  • Kapstone Paper; North Charleston, SC
  • Kohls; Irmo, SC
  • Regional Medical Center; Orangeburg, SC
  • SCANA; Columbia, SC
  • SC Dept. of Health & Human Services; Columbia, SC
  • SC Energy Office / Budget & Control Board; Columbia, SC
  • The Richard's Group; Dallas, TX
  • TQL; Charleston, SC
  • Vanguard; Charlotte, NC
  • Verizon; Elgin, SC
  • W.P. Rawl; Pelion, SC

To register for externship opportunities, students must meet the minimum criteria and sign up through JobMate. Students will need *full access* in JobMate to complete registration.  Please contact the Career Center at career@sc.edu or 803.777.7280 for more information. You can also stop by without an appointment between 1:00-4:00 PM, Mon-Fri to meet with a Career Development Coach.