A hiring manager at a mid-sized tech company, Julia, is looking to fill a full time marketing position. It’s December, and the next major career fairs at colleges will not occur for another three months. Working in conjunction with the current marketing team, Julia learns that they are completing a campaign for St. Patrick’s Day. Part of the campaign requires writing basic copy for social media posts, so, working with the marketing team, Julia posts that part of the campaign as a project on Outern. 20 students indicate that they are interested in doing the job. She selects a student, Marc, whose skill-set matches the work and who best articulates his fit for the job via a one minute video submission. Through Outern’s task manager, Julia is able to watch as Marc completes the project and submits it via Outern. The marketing team is very pleased with his work. Soon after, Julia and the marketing team assign Marc more work on another project completing a different function. Marc continues to demonstrate that he can excel over the next few months, and Julia offers Marc a summer internship that leads to a full time job. Marc is happy in his role and feels comfortable with the experience he gained with the company through completing Outernships, while Julia’s company has added a team member that is qualified, a good fit, and much less likely to leave the company prematurely.