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No Internship? Don't Throw in the Towel

by Francesca Di Meglio
Publication: BusinessWeek

April 11, 2012


 Most undergraduates know that an internship is the ticket to a full-time job offer. More than half of the graduating seniors who responded to the 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers student survey reported having had an internship or co-op experience. Yet college students are sometimes on their own—at least when compared to the aid given to MBA students—to find summer opportunities.

Among Bloomberg Businessweek’s top 10 undergraduate business programs, on-campus recruiting for internships varies widely, from 15 recruiters at MIT Sloan School of Management, which has full-time enrollment of 137, to 275 at No. 1 ranked Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business, where 1,888 students are enrolled. The same is true for the number of companies posting internships on school job boards, with 80 at Sloan and 4,653 at Mendoza.

At four of the five top programs, more than 10 percent of undergraduate business majors surveyed by Bloomberg Businessweek reported having never had a summer internship.

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