Internship

Johanna Singer

After months of networking and anxiety MBA blogger Johanna Singer has accepted an internship offer. She can now sit back and relax Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

The final and make-up exams are over. Now I have a three-week holiday ahead, without the stress that comes from all the evening classes that are hard to attend on time due to the heavy traffic load in Istanbul, the lack of concentration on topics after a long and tiring work day and the attempts to stay awake in order to be able to prepare for the mid-term and final exams. Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

The end of term saw the first round of final examinations. Unlike my undergraduate degree when I had sleepless nights cramming, I was ready for these exams and strangely excited about the challenge. Read more

John Hayden, HEC Paris

It is the exam period and John Hayden reports that examinations and coursework “have tried to suck the life out of me”. But he admits that he found the entire exam period strangely liberating and is now beginning to feel more confident with his new skills  Read more

Johanna Singer

For some students the recruiting season is well underway and they turn up on campus each day suited and booted. But for others, like blogger Johanna, interviews will not take place until the spring Read more

Ildeniz Armutak, Istanbul University, Institute of Business Admin

With her MBA programme now in full swing Ildeniz is finding her life is very busy. As well as her internship and language lessons she also has to focus on quantitative classes – not her favourite subject  Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

As part of her internship Sonal attended an Adobe conference in California. Describing it at the ultimate “brain spa” Sonal had several a-ha moments and left the three-day conference inspired and full of energy Read more

Derek Laan, Sungkyunkwan - Kelley School of Business

One blogger sets the record straight about networking. It isn’t just meeting people for the sake of it, it’s about making new friends who have common goals or interests Read more

Sonal Yadav, Brigham Young University

After completing the first year of her MBA, new blogger Sonal is now six weeks into her internship. Here she reflects on her first year at business school Read more

Jennifer Soffen

Following her internship with a venture capital firm Jennifer Soffen realised that there is no such thing as wasted time and research Read more

James Doherty, Esade Business School

One blogger is spending his summer internship developing his start-up idea with his team in India. The team is through to the final of the Hult Prize which will be held in September and is keen to conduct field research and in-depth interviews in the slums of Mumbai Read more

Wing Lee, Ceibs

With the core curriculum completed, it is nearly time to say goodbye to Shanghai as I turn to the summer internship period when I will return to Hong Kong, followed by three months at my exchange school. Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

Studying for an MBA is a stressful experience. Initially it students find that they can cope, but when academics and the search for an internship combine stress levels can go off the scale  Read more

Eunice Benedicto, Durham University Business School

An MBA programme can include a dissertation, business project or internship. What do you choose to do? It all depends on your future ambitions  Read more

Kyle Wu, Thunderbird School of Global Management

One new blogger looks back on his first term at business school which was a whirlwind of work Read more

Ernest Kwame Gyimah, European School of Management and Technology

I believe engaging in a consulting project offers enormous practical experience and exposure which is at least comparable to having an internship. Read more

Mark Partridge, University of Washington

An internship gives you the opportunity to “see” a company from the inside and helps you to decide whether the company and indeed the sector is really for you Read more

Lee Mrnjavac, Iese Business School

As the summer comes to an end – yet another couple of months have flown by – I am trying to drag myself back into a studious frame of mind, which so effortlessly left me the day my internship finished. Read more

Kelvin Chiu

With students leaving Hong Kong for exchange terms overseas one MBA blogger realises that the time to resume his job hunt is almost upon him. Read more

Agustina Sacerdote

For one MBA blogger getting the most out of your internship experience depends very much on what you put into it Read more

Andi Caruso, SDA Bocconi

An internship gives students the chance to try out potential careers, often ones that before business school they would never have considered Read more

Hajime Sudo, Bradford-Perugia joint MBA programme

Last month my MBA journey took me to Indonesia to begin my internship.  Already I am enjoying a new culture here in Jakarta – albeit one that is quite different to the Italian culture I had become used to.

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Kelvin Chiu

A summer internship is an opportunity to experience different sectors and industries  Read more