A jk through 12 independent school in Charlotte, NC

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Externship Program

At Country Day, we take pride in providing our students with enriching, leadership experiences that expand their education beyond our classroom walls through experiential learning and community collaboration.

In 2017, our newly launched Externship Program matched 131 seniors with 53 Charlotte-area employers and organizations in 17 different industries for an insider's view of a career field. The one-day job shadowing and mentoring experience allows our students to explore a profession, gain an understanding of what a job entails, learn about a typical “day in the life of,” and make meaningful connections.

Employer Host Opportunity

For Externship "hosts," this can serve as an excellent opportunity to market your organization and develop greater connections with the Country Day community. This is an exciting venture for Country Day and many organizations in our community participate and partner with us in mentoring our bright and motivated students. To participate as an Externship host and to help us better match our seniors with your organization, please complete this brief Employer Host Questionnaire.

Employer Host Questionnaire

Externship Participants

A special thanks to these employers for participating in the Externship Program:

Ali McPhail Interior Design
Baird Private Wealth Management
Balfour Beatty Construction
Bank of America
Carolina Asthma & Allergy Center
Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Associates
Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates
Charlotte Radiology
Compass Group
Dermatologic Surgery of the Carolinas, LLC
Dilworth Animal Hospital
Driven Brands
Duke Energy Corporation

Other Employer Externship Participants

Global Endowment Management
Graper Cosmetic Surgery
Grier, Furr & Crisp, P.A.
Hatcher Law Group
Horack Talley
Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery
Ingrid Wilson Narratives
Ivy Citizens
Kalons & Glidewell DDS PA General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Kim Brattain Media
La Storia Productions
Merrill Lynch
Myers Park Life and SouthPark Life Magazines (N2 Publishing)
North Carolina Business Court
Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute
Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN
Opera Carolina
Pamlico Capital
Parkdale Mills
Piedmont Natural Gas
Plantation Animal Clinic
Premier Inc.
Red Boot Coalition and Girls on the Run
Red Ventures
Springs Creative
The Foundation For Tomorrow
Tribek Properties Inc.
US Bank
Verizon Wireless
Wells Fargo Securities

"The Externship Program gives students a great opportunity to learn a different perspective and we really enjoyed hosting our student. The program ran smoothly and was well organized."

Davis Warlick, Vice President, Parkdale Mills

Lower School Country Day parents, Derek Thomas and Brooke Beyer, professional stock car racing driver and Country Day alum William Byron '16, hosted Destiny Smith '17, for an externship at NASCAR.

"My externship was truly amazing. I've always been interested in physical therapy, but this hands-on experience made me realize that it is without a doubt the career path I want to take. Mrs. Ruggles gave me great advice on what classes to take in college and the steps I need to take. I learned so much from this opportunity!"


Suggested Extern Activities

  • Tour of organization 
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Observe client interactions
  • Lunch with other employees/team members
  • Discuss current trends in the profession
  • Explore potential career paths within the organization or profession
  • Conduct Q & A session
Steve Wall
Assistant Dean of Students  
Externship Program Coordinator
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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