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.
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
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
Dermatologic Surgery of the Carolinas, LLC
Dilworth Animal Hospital
Duke Energy Corporation
Global Endowment Management
Graper Cosmetic Surgery
Grier, Furr & Crisp, P.A.
Hatcher Law Group
Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery
Ingrid Wilson Narratives
Kalons & Glidewell DDS PA General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Kim Brattain Media
La Storia Productions
Myers Park Life and SouthPark Life Magazines (N2 Publishing)
North Carolina Business Court
Novant Health Heart & Vascular Institute
Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN
Piedmont Natural Gas
Plantation Animal Clinic
Red Boot Coalition and Girls on the Run
The Foundation For Tomorrow
Tribek Properties Inc.
Wells Fargo Securities
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!
DEE ELLIS '17, EXTERNSHIP WITH CAROLINA NEUROSURGERY AND SPINE ASSOCIATES
Assistant Dean of Students
Externship Program Coordinator