Frequently Asked Questions


Is the externship designed for a specific major?

No. We’re looking for a wide variety of students who are open to learn about possible careers and life after Geneseo.

Is there a certain year you need to be to participate in the Externship Program?

No!  Any one from freshmen to seniors can apply to be an Extern, so long as they are a full time student during the Spring of 2016.

Is there a fee to participate?

If selected there is a fee to participate as follows:

$400 to be paid upon acceptance to the program.Transportation within the city and some meals are not included.
If all requirements of program are fufilled, $200 will be reimbursed to you.
Housing and airfare costs to and from the city are covered.

What are the requirements to participate and complete the program?

  • Must be able to participate in group interview during Fall semester prior to departure -- cannot be abroad
  • Attending all pre-Externship Meetings
  • Journal and Impact Statement
  • Dream Job Assignment
  • Reality Job Assignment
  • "Living in the Real World" Assignment
  • Thank you notes to Alumni hosts
  • Program Evaluation

How should I dress for the interview?

Students are expected to dress as they would for a job interview.