For many students MBA turns out to be a major turning point in their career which leads them to a different path. MBA training is about the perfect combination of theoretical and practical course, which includes ‘summer internship’ programs that have to be attended compulsorily by the students to get real hand practical experience. So exactly why so much importance is given to summer internship programs in MBA? What difference does it make to the overall management education?
Best MBA colleges are very well aware of advantages of summer internship programs and motivate their students to actively participate in it. It opens doors of many career options in the management field. Here students get the chance of getting an internship in their area of interest and get good academic exposure. Summer internships during MBA education gives the students opportunity to gain excellence on professional front too which is hard to gain during classroom theory sessions. It teaches them how to work together with other people as a team and fulfilling their individual preferential responsibilities.
During this time the students get the golden chance to build their network and professional contacts which are useful once they have a management degree. They get to learn a lot at this level, from their senior level employees who are already successful in their profession. MBA students can test a new industry or job at this level by focusing on their prime objectives and desired work field. There is immense growth and personal development at this stage.
These internships are usually paid and companies provide minimum wage for the students which make them earn while they learn. Students who take summer internship programs do not find themselves alienated and completely new when they go for campus placement. Thus students should never under-estimate the importance of the summer internship program during their MBA course and give their 100% to it.