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Webinar – How to Make the Most Out of Externships

By Connie Johnson, Ed.D., Chief Academic Officer and Provost

CTU Student Success - ExternshipsIt was such a pleasure co-presenting on Thursday, May 9, with Ann Cross of the Sparrow Group about the important topic of how to standardize and implement institutional-wide externship best practices. The webinar was sponsored by Pearson Publishing and provided me the opportunity to discuss Colorado Technical University’s practices of as well as the wonderful work of the CTU Career Services department and collaboration with our academic colleagues. The live event included relevant information that supported our presentation and tools for participants to use immediately. Over 30 participants attended this very lively and interactive session. Specifically, we discussed the following topics during this webinar:

  • Why it’s increasingly important to help students gain practical experience through course content and experiential learning opportunities outside of the classroom
  • How the use  of reporting metrics in Career Services can lead to improved employment outcomes for your graduates
  • Tools available to help manage internships, employer relationships and graduate employment outcomes
  • The Sparrow Group Hire-Ability Index Scorecard - a tool to help you gauge how prepared students are for an externship

Find out more details – watch the webinar video here. Reach out on Twitter and let’s continue the conversation. Tell us your thoughts!


CTU Faculty - Connie JohnsonConnie Johnson, Ed.D., is the Chief Academic Officer/Provost working with both online and ground degree programs. Dr. Johnson is the leader of CTU Academics and Student Affairs and brings more than 20 years of experience in academics. Connect with Dr. Johnson on Twitter @DrConnieJohnson.


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