Strengthen your experience & resume before, during or after business school
Here’s what experts say about the value of internships…
“Perhaps the biggest quandary for MBA career switchers is how to get the attention of a recruiter in a field they’ve never worked in before. Increasingly, the solution for many is landing a pre-MBA internship, which… gives students experience in a field they hope to get into after business school, plus an edge that impresses recruiters.”
"It can be a game-changing experience... This gives them the ability to get in and get their hands dirty, do meaningful work, and get exposure to the [company] and its executives. It gives them a huge leg up."
Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)
"People would say, ‘Wow, this guy had an internship before he even started school'. It made me stand out… when the economy was worse, it made me stand out that much more."
Columbia MBA Graduate
“If you don’t receive a full-time offer from your [summer] MBA internship, or if you decide to change your career direction after your MBA internship is complete, recruiting for other full-time roles may be more difficult.”
Chicago Booth, Career Services
"It is becoming increasingly important for employers to have early visibility with students. If [employers] can connect with [MBA students] before they literally start their first class, that increases employer access to the best talent."
MBA Career Services Council
"You can race ahead of other candidates with a pre-MBA internship, where you work in the industry of your choice before your MBA program even begins."