The C21 externships are short-term career development programs designed specifically for the needs of majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. They are not academic in content, but are focused on how liberal arts majors can begin to engage in professional practice to prepare for life after graduation. After initial training by C21 staff, students in the C21 externships will engage with professionals in small-group mentoring meetings to work through the fundamentals of early career development and clarify what it takes for students to transition from academic training to professional life in any field and with any type of organization. 

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    LinkedIn has identified over 4,400 UW alumni working at Microsoft, and they come from all majors and degree programs. For students in the UW College of Arts & Sciences, understanding roles for liberal arts backgrounds at tech companies might seem challenging because there is not a prescribed, linear route for the majority of our majors. This program will change your perspective on what the world of work looks like, not just at a tech company but through the lens and guidance of diverse professionals interested in helping our students better understand professional life after their undergraduate degree.

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    Is it time to elevate your professional skills? Looking for a way to get insider knowledge around the roles and diversity of a dynamic workplace? If so, you are invited to apply to the C21@Amazon Externship Program. Through a partnership with Amazon and C21/College of Arts & Sciences, students will be matched with mentors at Amazon to explore the world of work through the lens of Seattle’s largest employer. If you want to know how careers develop in the 21st century, this program is for you.

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