MBA internships for international students: a timeline

internships for international students

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.

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How to get a job at Google, Amazon, Airbnb, Tesla, or Facebook

What does Google look for when hiring? Four things: General cognitive ability . . . Not just raw [intelligence] but the ability to absorb information. Emergent leadership: The idea there being that when you see a problem, you step in and try to address it. Then you step out when you’re no longer needed. That willingness to give up power is really important. Cultural fit: We call it Googleyness, but it boils down to intellectual humility. You don’t have to be warm or fuzzy. You just have to be somebody who, when the facts show you’re wrong, can say that. Expertise in the job we’re gonna hire you for. – Lazlo Bock, former Google Head of People Operations, Fast Co, Tips for Getting a Job at Facebook, Google, Snapchat and More


Google. Amazon. Facebook. Tesla. These are the top companies in the U.S. They are giant. They inspire students with dream jobs.

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Job Search Basics: Engineering jobs for International Students

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How to find international student jobs

On Quora, the question and answer website, there are many versions of this question: “how do I find international student jobs?” Students like you are searching for companies that hire international students and looking for international student jobs across the US. The H-1B job search is a bit of a mystery when you start. That’s normal because you’re in a new country. It is possible to learn how to search for work in the US after graduation. It’s also possible to find international student jobs. They exist! The challenge is that they are hidden among many, many opportunities that aren’t open to international students.

Finding jobs for international students takes time, patience, persistence, creativity, and a bit of luck. So prepare your research skills and get ready to talk to a lot of people.

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