Between the first and second year of the Texas MBA program the majority of our students choose to spend their summers doing a summer internship to fulfill the Work Experience requirement. Students find jobs all over the world to gain valuable experience in various industries and companies.
Our dedicated Career Management team works with all of our first year students to identify target companies, assist in the internship search process and help prepare each student for the application and interview process by enhancing resumes and polishing interview skills throughout the year. Additionally, as part of the Core Curriculum requirements, all first year students are required to take a one-credit-hour Career Management course. The course is taught by the career services team and guides students through MBA-level career choices and teaches job-search and transition skills that will help both in school and career. The course covers self-assessment, career choice, behavioral and case interviewing, successful marketing and networking techniques, job research tools and company-specific research, business writing, business etiquette and offer negotiation.
This summer on average our students are receiving a salary of $6,667 per month. MBAs have accepted positions in several different industries including Energy, Wealth Management, Government, Commercial Banking, Real Estate and Technology. See the full break down below:
Additionally, students are exposed to a plethora of functions within these industries:
This summer we have students working Deloitte Consulting, Apple, Dr Pepper Snapple Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers and many more! We look forward to hearing all about their amazing experiences all over the world as well as what they learned through these incredible opportunities.
“I thought I knew the basics on large organizations after working at 2 of them before, but at Microsoft this summer, I’ve found that the business side of these companies is another animal altogether! I’ve already learned a great deal by listening to a number of executives speak candidly about their careers and current business plans (Steve Ballmer still to come!), as well as by seeing how different business units interact and strategically plan with each other within a company. Overall, this experience has taught me as much about the actual practice of managing my own career in the business world as it has the specifics of strategy and marketing in the technology space–and that is definitely something that has been unexpected, but very helpful long-term.”
Sameer Sankaran, MBA ’12, Product Manager Intern, Server and Cloud Business Planning