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, we launched the Senior Externship Program, a one-day job shadowing and mentoring experience that 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. We have proudly partnered with more than 100 Charlotte-area employers and organizations in at least 20 different industries to offer a wide breadth of offerings in numerous fields. 

Employer Hosts

We partner with our parents, alumni, friends of alumni, grandparents, and friends of Country Day who serve as hosts, sharing their passion and expertise to mentor our bright and motivated students. Serving as a host employer is also a good opportunity to 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, we welcome you to complete this brief Employer Host Questionnaire.

Employer Host Questionnaire

“I shadowed the chief of cardiothoracic surgery and saw two open heart surgeries, one Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG), an Aortic Valve Replacement (AVR), and two Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacements (TAVRs)! Standing over the patients’ open hearts was incredible. I was in awe of the preciseness of the maneuvers and the technology that allows us to fix even the most fatal of problems. This experience only strengthened my interest in medicine and affirmed my desire to become a surgeon. I will use some of what I learned in my career as a surgeon.”

Katie BattEN, '19

Employer Externship Participants

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

Ali McPhail Interior Design
Ally Financial
Asana Partners
Atrium Healthcare
Avid Exchange
Baird Private Wealth Management
Balfour Beatty Construction
Bank of America
Barings LLC
Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Burrow and Welchel Orthodontics
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-Mecklenburg Schools
Charlotte Pediatric Clinic Matthews
Charlotte Radiology
Compass Group
Conner Family Health Clinic
Custom Polymers Inc.
Department of Emergency Medicine
Dermatologic Surgery of the Carolinas, LLC
Dilworth Animal Hospital
Driven Brands
Duke Energy Corporation
Edifice Inc
Edison Foard Construction
Fitch Irick Partners
Formula One Imports
Global Endowment Management
Graper Cosmetic Surgery
Grier, Furr & Crisp, P.A.
Hatcher Law Group, PC
HKB Cosmetic Surgery
Horack Talley
Hospitality Logistics International
Hunstad Kortesis Plastic Surgery
Ingersoll Rand
Ingrid Wilson Narratives
Ivy Citizens
James McElroy & Diehl
John M. Belk Endowment
Kalons & Glidewell DDS PA General & Cosmetic Dentistry
Kim Brattain Media
La Storia Productions
Merrill Lynch
N2 Publishing/Myers Park Life Magazine
New Oasis International Education (Tower Bridge International)
North Carolina Business Court
Novant Health Barron Homesley Valentine Orthopedic Specialists
Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute
Novant Health Maternal Fetal Medicine
Novant Health Mintview OB/GYN
Novare Capital Management
Opera Carolina
Pamlico Capital
Parkdale Mills
Piedmont Natural Gas
Plantation Animal Clinic
Premier Inc.
Procurri LLC
RBC Capital Markets - Tax Credit Equity Group
Red Boot Coalition and Girls on the Run
Red Ventures
Ridgemont Equity Partners
Rosenwood Rose & Litwak, PLLC
Selwyn Property Group, Inc.
SouthTown Wake Park, LLC
SPARK Publications
Springs Creative
Supportive Housing Communities
The Charlotte Observer
The Foundation For Tomorrow
The Knox Group
The Queen City Style
Tin Fulton Walker and Owen
Tribek Properties Inc.
Union Obstetrics and Gynecology
US Bank
US Foods
Verizon Wireless
Wells Fargo Commercial Real Estate
Wells Fargo Securities

2019 Senior Externship

“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


Steve Wall
Assistant Dean of Students  
Externship Program Coordinator