Internship Prep - How to Prepare for a Successful Summer Internship

When it comes to MBA level internship success, delivering a top-of-the-line project is only the beginning. Excellence of work product is expected. For the vast majority of MBAs, true internship success, and successful internship conversion expands beyond a strong deliverable, and depends on the strength of the social network the intern has built over the summer, and their perception among colleagues, clients, and leadership.

During this session CMC Advisor Annie Murray will guide students through a deep dive of The Three P’s to Internship Success: People, Perception, and Project; as well as key university resources to leverage, and CMC summer touchpoints to anticipate. 

Agenda includes:

  • The Three P’s to MBA Internship Success: People, Perception, and Project
  • Pre-arrival — Social Onboarding & Tip Mining
  • Week 1 — First Impressions, Understanding your Project, Connecting with your Manager
  • Weeks 2 and 3 — Ramping up the Project
  • Weeks 4-8 — Running the Race
    • Keeping Your Project on Track
    • Potential Obstacles
    • Getting Back on Track
  • Weeks 8 to 12 — Wrapping Up
    • Completing your Project
    • The Final Presentation 
    • Finishing Strong
  • Offer Season
    • Trends in offer timing
    • How to approach re-recruiting in the Fall 
    • When and where to negotiate
  • Summer CMC touchpoints to support intern success
  • Campus resources to leverage 


This session is designed for students planning to conduct internships during the summer of 2023. 

In-person attendance is recommended. For those who cannot attend in-person, please join us using the zoom link provided: Please go to the 12Twenty event to access the zoom link.

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