Full-Time MBA

Internships

Internships are an integral part of business education since they allow you to test drive possible career paths and companies.

Wide Range of Opportunities

Statistics for the class of 2012 will give you an idea of the range of location, function, industry, and source of internships.

  • Last year, virtually 100 percent of students attained an internship, with 86 percent of these positions facilitated through Chicago Booth.
  • 81.9 percent of internships were in the United States, with international internships spanning all geographic regions.
  • Internships covered 24 different functions, including brand/product management, business development, private client services, strategic planning, consulting, investment research, private equity, and marketing.
  • Companies where interns landed included Amazon, A.T. Kearney, Apax Partners Worldwide, Bain & Company, Deutsche Bank, Dow Corning, Fidelity, Google, Groupon, Kraft, PIMCO, Procter & Gamble, and Wrigley. 
  • Western Europe and Asia were the most frequent locations for internships outside the United States. In Asia, Hong Kong and Tokyo were the top cities. London was ranked at the top of European locations. Sao Paulo was the top location in Latin America.

Preparation

You'll have plenty of support and activities to help you identify, secure, and prepare for your internship. These include:

  • A full-day conference, organized by Career Services, where alumni and other top professionals share firsthand experiences on their respective career paths and current roles
  • A flexible curriculum that allows you to take the courses you feel you'll need for success before your internship begins
  • Over 250 corporate events where you can learn about internship opportunities and begin expanding your MBA network
  • Student mentors who provide career advice and information about what to expect during an internship

For more information about how we help with the job hunt, check out Career Management Tools and Programming.