Perks of an Externship
One of the biggest benefits in choosing WTBC is our Externship Program. When you complete one of our full course programs (Medical Assisting, Medical Office Specialist, Medical Billing Specialist, or Administrative Assisting), your last five week module is an Externship. During this five week time period, you will be placed with an employer that matches your training, and you will gain valuable real-world experience in your field. During this time, you will have the support and assistance of our Placement Director, and you will receive help with interview skills, resume creation, tips for success in the workplace. Most schools do not have an externship program like this, but we think it’s so important for our students to be able to spend time practicing their skills and gaining experience in their field. The externship is a bonus on their resume, and they can share with potential employers what they learned during the experience. Quite a few of our externs are actually hired directly from their externship, and area employers love this program!
Meet Hunter. He is currently working in his externship after completing the Accounting/Bookkeeping program and loves the experience he is getting. He reports that he has put many of the skills he learned in the classroom to excellent use in his externship, and he feels so much more confident in his abilities. He is actually completing an externship at two different locations, which is unusual, but employers were so impressed with his education and knowledge that they jumped at the chance to have him on board! During his externship, he has been visited on site by Katie Pace, our Placement Director, and he has the support of our Placement Team while he is completing this program. When he is finished, he will work with Ms. Pace to get his resume into the hands of West TN employers who are eager to hire well trained, certified students.
West Tennessee Business College is SO much more than a school. We are a TEAM that is behind you every step of the way, and we love nothing more than to see our students complete a program that they enjoy and enter a new career that they love. If you are looking for a new opportunity, give us a call!