Join HBS Career & Professional Development (CPD) as we follow three students throughout their summer internships, and learn best practices for creating a successful summer program.

Meet three Class of 2017 students who share the career criteria that drove their internship searches, and how their respective organizations aligned with their passions. Accepting a summer internship at CVS Digital Innovation, Francesca Ioffreda touts how she hoped to find an internship that married her interest in the public sector and in a social mission. Lily Wu, who joined The Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City, talked to the importance of an intellectual challenge, mentorship, and growth as she sought an opportunity for the summer. Ahmed Eldemerdash explains how his background in engineering was a great transition to his summer product manager role at Cimpress. Hear below how these employers recruited these students to spend their "one and only summer" at their organizations.