Many prospective MBA students ditch the beach and complete a summer internship

Many future MBA students are deciding to participate in pre-MBA internships this summer.
Many future MBA students are deciding to participate in pre-MBA internships this summer.

According to BNET, CBS's business network, the most popular graduate program for both men and women is master of business administration (MBA). While about 22 percent of male graduate students seek this credential, approximately 11 percent of women pursue an MBA degree.

For the many individuals who want to enroll in an MBA program, the summer months are becoming the ideal time for completing a pre-MBA internship, BusinessWeek reports. During this period, which usually runs for four or more weeks, students are searching for ways to gain experience and stand out to recruiters before even setting foot in a graduate-level classroom.

Nicole Hall, president of MBA Career Services Council, told the news outlet that as the economy is still shaky, many students are searching for ways to advance their skills and stand out from the crowd. Additionally, many companies are interested in utilizing interns because it helps them get ahead in their recruiting process.

"It is becoming increasingly important for employers to have early visibility with students," Hall told the news source. "If they can connect with them before they literally start their first class, that increases their access to the best talent."

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