Student registration for Externship Day 2021 will open in January 2021.

Externship Day Timeline

  • Student registration opens January 1 and closes January 15.
  • Alumni and students will be be notified of their match no later than January 20.
  • Externship Day Prep Workshops take place on January 21 and 22.
  • Externship Day is February 2, 2021.
  • Student Requirements

  • Must be an undergraduate student at Wheaton College.
  • Students must commit to participate in Externship Day where they are matched.
  • Externs must attend one of the Externship Day Prep Workshops. Previous participants of Externship Day do not need to attend, but they will be required to stop by and pick up their alumni host gift.
  • Externs commit to contacting their alumni host once matched.
  • Externs must learn about their host and their company and come prepared to ask questions.
  • Application Process and Matching

  • Students create an account to register for Externship Day.
  • A resume is required to apply.
  • Students can apply for up to five sites. The more you apply to, the greater the chance for getting a match!
  • Applications will be reviewed and matched in late January.
  • Alumni and students will be notified of their match via email no later than January 20.
  • Students should initiate contact with their host and fellow externs prior to Externship Day.

    Planning Tips

  • We cannot guarantee that all alumni hosts and student externs will be matched. Preference will be given to students who apply early and popular sites fill up fast.
  • Alumni hosts have been asked to provide lunch for their externs.
  • Scholarship funds for travel are available. Email
  • All communication about Externship Day is via email! Pay attention to your inbox.


    Call 630-752-5048 or email