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The WiSTEM Externship is a virtual experience designed for STEM undergraduate students to earn digital microcredentials during the winter or summer break. While designed for STEM undergraduate students, the WiSTEM Externship is open to all UT students enrolled in any college/school/major.

This experience will help you to build your resume and advance your career. There are 5 modules that are designed to give you credentialed accomplishments for your resume, talking points for interviews, confidence in your professional skills, training/knowledge/learning that will advance your STEM skillset, and more.

Completion of the entire WiSTEM Externship Learning Plan will take approximately 24 hours in total. Modules included are the following:

1. Explorations into Mindfulness
2. Design Thinking Practitioner
3. Data Science Foundations – Level 1
4. Working in a Digital World: Professional Skills
5. Job Application Essentials

Enrollment in the WiSTEM Externship includes a Canvas Community and eNewsletter. Announcements and prompts are sent regularly to help keep you on track to completion.


-valued at $500 but offered at no cost
-self-paced & virtual
-build your resume
-advance your skillset
-Canvas community
-participant only opportunities
-role model webinars, virtual and in-person corporate-led workshops and company site visits
-priority access to WiSTEM career & externship related events/programs for student who complete the experience

Winter Externship Enrollment Timeline

(for completion during winter break):
-registration opens November 5
-registration closes December 10
-completion encouraged by January 15

Summer Externship Enrollment Timeline

(for completion during summer break):
-registration opens March 15
-registration closes May 15
-completion is encouraged by August 10

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Corporate Partnerships Available

Corporate partnerships available with skills-building workshop, site visit, and virtual role model engagement options. See the WiSTEM Externship corporate partner information for details.