It’s summer time which means incoming international MBA are already preparing for their big international adventure. As an MBA, that adventure includes landing a US internship to get US work experience. The MBA internship search is a competitive process, combining equal parts strategy, creativity, and luck. It’s unlike anything you’ve experience before.
Each year international MBA students succeed in finding their ideal internship in the US. Successful international MBA students start early. They build relationships with everyone, from their career services offices, to campus clubs, to employers who visit campus. They learn everything they can about how to search for internships in the US.
Finding your dream internship requires more than a good resume or attending a good school. You must learn about CPT, practice networking skills, and find the companies that offer internships for international students. At the MBA level, international students are expected to match the level of preparation and professionalism of their American peers have developed over a lifetime.
Developing a process and checklist makes the internship search for international students a little bit easier. After all, moving to a new country is full of unknowns. This timeline is designed to take the mystery out of the MBA internship search process. It will keep you organized and on track so you don’t wait until April to start your CPT internship search. This timeline is aggressive because the MBA job search is competitive.