Internship

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Even though you have been accepted onto an MBA programme, don’t anticipate that it will all be plain sailing, there are bound to be setbacks ahead.  

Edward Carpenter

Last week we put our normal timetable on the backburner and had a series of China-focused lectures. There was a range of topics on offer, from technical stuff like China GAAP and the valuation of Chinese stocks to more fiery stuff like “Will China catch the US?” and “Can China save the world?”. 

Naveed Syed, London Business School

In many business schools there is a herd mentality, with MBAs afraid that if they do not follow the bank/consultany interview crowd, they will miss the boat. But there are other options available 

Naveed Syed, London Business School

It is time for the annual internship dance when thousands of hopeful MBA students search for a position 

Alanna Petroff, Saïd Oxford

Even though this blog is titled “The fine art of networking,” I’d just like to say that I despise the word “networking.” 

Jorge Millan, Chinese University of Hong Kong

The end of the first term is coming and the adrenaline is beginning to flow: group projects, assignments, presentations and final exams are focusing the minds of each MBA student at CUHK as the deadlines are getting closer.

 

Anthemos Georgiades, Harvard Business School

Mid-term exams and the obligatory celebratory weekend in Las Vegas have come and gone. Time for some rest and relaxation in Boston? Not a chance. Ten weeks into business school and it’s time to start looking ahead to your 2011 summer internship. 

Jonathan Kay, University of Southern California Marshall school

I wasn’t sure if I should be worried or proud. The week before my second year of business school began, I stood 12 rows back from my favourite musician, Bob Dylan. 

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

Dear MBA blog readers, I am back after a three-month summer interval. When I say “summer”, I know that some of you start imagining yourself on a beach, relaxing and enjoying yourself with a book in hand. 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

The last few weeks have really been interesting over here in Miami. Let’s go back two weeks from today…..  

Naveed Syed, London Business School

My pre-MBA internship has come to an end.

 

Ryan Conway, Thunderbird School of Global Management

It is hard to believe that I have almost finished my internship at Gaia Development, a consulting company specialising in Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and sustainability consulting located in Marina Del Rey, CA. 

Federico Zaldua, Columbia Business School

I will use my holidays in August to enjoy myself, meet friends in Europe and network. 

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

The third term of SDA Bocconi’s MBA programme finished at the end of May.  After having spent a one-week vacation in my home city of Istanbul in Turkey, I once again returned to Milan. Spending only a week in the gigantic city of Istanbul, home to an estimated population of 17 million people, was of course not enough. 

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

Yesterday was my first day working at my in-company project. 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

It’s crunch time once again here in Miami. 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

Here we go again. Today is officially the first day of my new internship. 

Alex Ferrari, University of Miami

Today, my spring break officially finishes. I attempted to simply relax and recharge the batteries. I never even planned on going anywhere. 

Gleana Albritton, Vlerick Leuven Gent

For the past few weeks I’ve been giving a lot of thought to my in-company project. This is one of the biggest projects for us this academic year at Vlerick

Beth Bremner, HKUST

How is the elusive job hunt coming along, I hear you ask? Well, thus far I have received a resounding silence from my application last week! 

Beth Bremner, HKUST

It’s begun. The hunt is on. The elusive job and internship will escape my clutches no longer. 

Beth Bremner, HKUST

Well, here we are. A new year, a fresh start, a few new resolutions and two assignments due by the end of the week. We also have a mountain of reading to do and it’s only the first week! So much for that wonderful break… 

Seda Saracer, SDA Bocconi

The post-MBA job search…Is it too early to think about it? I would have thought so – considering that we have one more year of the MBA programme ahead of us.