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.

Since 2017, when we launched the Senior Externship Program, we have proudly partnered with more than 100 Charlotte-area employers and organizations in at least 20 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 share your passion and expertise with our bright and motivated students, market your organization, and develop greater connections with the Country Day community. 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

“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

Employer 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
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

Externship Participants

NASCAR employees and Country Day parents Brooke Beyer and Derek Thomas hosted four seniors for a day exposing them to various functions within the organization.

“I spent an incredible day at Sanger Heart and Vascular Institute seeing the ins and outs of a day in the life as a cardiologist. I realized skills I’m learning in school now—such as collaboration, innovation, and being ethically-minded—ultimately serve to do great things in the workplace.”

Kathyrine Hankins '18


Steve Wall
Assistant Dean of Students  
Externship Program Coordinator