Making an Internship Work for You.
It is never too soon to start thinking about your graduate business school internship.
Full-time MBA students usually take part in an internship after their first year of coursework, which can be critical in shaping your career path. Creating a strategy now for your internship will help prepare you for long-term success in your post-MBA career.
To the Interns, Go the Jobs!
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Is an Internship Part of Your Business School Plan?
As an applicant, your career goals are top of mind. Understanding what work experiences are needed to get you to your post-degree job success are key.
Tips on Landing the Right Internship
- Be open to opportunities, but look primarily for internships that will give you experience in your chosen career.
- Talk to the career services professionals at your school.
- Meet with corporate representatives at on-campus events.
- Ask for advice from speakers and professors in fields that interest you.
- Stay in contact with colleagues from previous jobs who might be able to give you advice or help you find an internship or a job.
- If you know students who have already completed internships in your desired field, ask them for guidance.
If your internship search stalls, don't despair. Instead:
- Review our tips on writing a killer a resume.
- Ask a career services professional to help you tailor your résumé to the type of internship you want.
- Practice promoting yourself by conducting mock interviews with friends.