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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.  Enrollment is in either December or May for completion during the winter or summer break.

You can earn 5 badges through this experience to build your resume to advance your career. These badges are comprised of modules or courses 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 (all modules and courses to earn all 5 badges) will take approximately 24 hours in total. Badges 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. 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

December Enrollment Timeline

(for completion during winter break):
-registration opens December 1
-registration closes December 12
-completion encouraged by January 8


May Enrollment Timeline

(for completion during summer break):
-registration opens May 1
-registration closes May 30
-completion is encouraged by August 10

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Register Here!

Check back in December for registration link!

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.