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Internship Resources

Internships are not required for GSM students, but it is strongly recommended that all students pursue employment which is relevant to their career goals during the summer between their first and second year.

Why Internships?

  • Better your resume. Competition for quality professional positions is intense and if students do not have applicable work experience, it will make the job search that much harder.
  • Gain new experience. Although many GSM students are returning after several years in the work world, they are returning to change careers and their work experience may not be related to the career change they want to make. Internships are a great way to obtain experience in something new.
  • Make new connections. Employers have an interest in making sure that interns have a rewarding experience with the firm because interns are going to talk to their fellow students about their summer.


Internships can be paid or unpaid, full or part time and often continue into the second year. Although financial considerations are important, you should look at all of your options and be sure that the internships you pursue are consistent with your career objectives.

Some companies begin the application process and interviewing for internships right after fall quarter. Therefore, you need to develop some idea of the career fields you are interested in during the fall quarter of your first year. You should attend as many company information seminars and career fairs as you can and you should be sure to ask companies if they will be hiring interns. You should also keep a close eye on the Career Development Newsletter because Career Development advertises all job opportunities, including internships, that employers send to the GSM.

Companies will also be coming to the GSM and interviewing directly for interns. A list of resource materials on internships is available from the Career Development staff.

Internship Report

Internships for International Students

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Employment and Internship Surveys

Class of 2012 Employment Survey

Each year the UC Davis Graduate School of Management must report employment outcomes for each graduating class. This data is used by ranking organizations, prospective students and employers. Your participation is critical to providing complete and accurate information.

We must submit a “snapshot” of your employment statistics at graduation. We need you to complete the Employment Survey before graduation, regardless of your status (accepted a position, still seeking, postponing, etc.).


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UC Davis MBA graduates have been well-received in the one of the toughest job markets in decades, demonstrating the very high level of talent represented in the class, as well as the value that employers place on an MBA from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management.

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Internships for International Students

Under the new degree requirements recently approved by our faculty, we are requiring all Full-Time MBA students to complete a practical training (internship) component.

Because of this change, international students are no longer required to complete 9 months of academic instruction prior to working off campus. You are now eligible to accept an internship offer with a start date prior to June 2011. This change is effective immediately.


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