As a student at The Chef’s Academy at Harrison College, you are required to participate in an externship program.

While this seems like a lot of work, it is necessary to give you the experience you need to become a valuable employee at reputable organizations or companies. Professional experience matters, so we want to make sure you have a strong foundation before searching for your new career.


An externship allows you to gain 360 hours of professional experience in 10 weeks. The final 10 weeks of your career at The Chef’s Academy will be devoted entirely to completing this externship.

If you have further questions about our externship opportunities, feel free to call our Career Services department at 800.919.2500.