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Importance of MBA Internships

April 05, 2019

There has been always seen a craze among the youth of the country to pursue an MBA degree. Some of them in fact, take a sabbatical break from their jobs to earn a management course. Behind every dream of management students lies a strong aspiration to get a job which will let them climb the ladder of success. However to fulfill this dream, one needs to go through lots of robust training and skills brushing sessions back in their b-schools. The scenario of industry demand is changing where there is a great need for candidates those can starting working from the very moment of joining the organization.

 

There is no time for training on the job; candidates are selected based on their work experience even before entering the world of the real world. Graduates with work experiences in their resumes stand out among the other graduates.  This is where the importance of internship arises. In this article, you will come across the reasons which make an internship so crucial for MBA students.

 

Industry Exposure: An internship during your course tenure allows an exclusive opportunity to accumulate industry experience and understand in which environment you are going to work. For some students, internships provide an excellent opportunity to test out a new industry and learn important business skills. They are then able to leverage that experience and use it a launch pad to transition into a full-time career of choice.

 

Networking: During your internship, you are likely to get enough opportunity to attend meetings and events. Hereby interacting with professionals you gain new connections and learn how to communicate in a professional environment. Networking helps acquire references and find new job opportunities. Internships can even provide you with a professional mentor who can guide you intensively post graduating.

 

Career Foundation: Often regarded as the building blocks to a firm career, internships are a great way to get a foot in the door, learn from more experienced professionals and make an impression. Internship programs are meant to develop skills and prepare you for the competitive corporate world.

 

Resume Builder: as a college student, you must know the importance of a strong resume. An internship is a gateway to building experience as a student or recent graduate. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with internships and work experience rather than someone with a generic resume, lacking experience. Not to forget that without a solid resume it can be tougher for the graduates to be considered for a position.

 

Explore Yourself: During the time when you are undergoing your internship, chances are there that you can explore what you really want out of your professional life. Self-knowledge is critical to success at work. Internships allow students this space for self-exploration. The earned experiences out there in internship lets the prospective candidates choose which career path they really would cherish. Most of the time after an internship, the student gets an explicit idea of what they want and what not. These subtle elements of an internship experience make them irreplaceable in management training.

 

Internships are great tools to improve your chances as a job applicant and help make you a better potential employee. So being a management student, it's never a bad idea to undergo internships. Make the investment in your career smartly and look into becoming an intern.

 

Courtesy: Higher Education Review

 

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