Internships can be a significant part of a student's MBA experience, as an internship provides an opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a business context. The Center for Career Development assists students in identifying these opportunities and attracts employers to campus to recruit for summer internship programs. Postings are made available on Career Connections
• Seek ways to add value to your employer. Be a creative problem-solver and action-oriented employee at your organization. Think about the contributions you’re making to the organization and how you will include them on your resume at the conclusion of your internship.
• In conjunction with your manager, make sure that you outline goals for yourself at the start of your assignment. This will enable both your manager and you to measure your progress towards these goals at the end of the assignment.
• Set up a performance evaluation discussion the middle of and end of your assignment to solicit feedback from your manager on your areas of strength as well as developmental opportunities.
• Take advantage of formal and informal networking opportunities. Networking will allow you to learn about the organization from various perspectives and will therefore enhance your ability to contribute in a more strategic capacity.
• Think about your internship as an opportunity to evaluate a potential fit for employment beyond the internship.
• Think about ways to make a stronger connection between your employer and Babson. If you are working in a company where there are several Babson alumni, and it seems appropriate, reach out to some of them and make the connection.