The Future of the Externship Program

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Here’s why I started the Externship and why it matters.

This year marks the fourth year of the Externship, the only online program focused on a career in financial planning. Registration is now open, and already 200 people have signed up and are interacting in the online forums.

The idea for the Externship came from seeing a need. It was 2020. We were in the beginning stages of COVID-19, and every day the world was a little harder to navigate and a lot scarier. It was starting to impact our profession. My friends and colleagues at the FPA and I were hearing about college students losing their internships. Surrounded by problems I could not fix, I latched on to the one way I could help.

The Externship was born.