As a student at Harvard Business School, you’ll have the opportunity to realize your personal career vision with the help of resources available to you through the Career & Professional Development Office. The summer internship is a great way to explore a new industry, function area, or location or further your pre-HBS industry experience.

As summer winds down and our second-year MBA students are preparing to come back to class, we wanted to take the opportunity to share reflections from the Class of 2019's internship experiences.
Following My Dream: Launching a Venture 
By Pascal Kriesche
August 13, 2018
“This summer, while most of my classmates pursued internships, I decided to work full-time on my start-up ‘smoodi’, which I recently incorporated. It’s been an amazing experience and I’m grateful for the support I received as a Harvard Rock Summer Fellow.”

Venturing Into VC
By Madeline Keulen
August 2, 2018
"I’ve spent my summer as an MBA Associate at Victress Capital, an early-stage venture capital (VC) firm focused on achieving outsized returns through investing in diverse teams."

Parks Management is People Management
By Olivia Staffon
August 6, 2018
“I began my MBA with the goal of utilizing business practices for land management issues. Scouring for applicable insights, I attempted filtering my coursework through the lens of a natural resource specialist. However, even with that perspective, the connection between business and conservation was not yet becoming clear. This guided my decision to intern with the National Park Service (NPS). My objective was to test the portability of MBA principles to practical and timely resources challenges.”

Summer Snapshot: Interning at a Robotics Start-Up
By Begum Agca Okutgen
July 23, 2018
"This summer I am working for an early stage and stealth mode robotics start-up in the agriculture space as a Business Analysis & Operations Intern. I am the fourth and the only non-technical employee of the company. After working as a management consultant at Bain & Company for three years, I wanted to explore the start-up world and experience the fast-growing robotics industry first hand. I wanted to go out of my comfort zone and do something “different” than what I had done before."

By Johannes Theissen
August 8, 2018
“Before I came to HBS, I worked in consulting. I knew that I wanted a different experience for my summer and looked at multiple leadership development programs. One stood out: Marriott’s Management Acceleration Program.”

Reimagining Fashion For The Good Of All
By Paula Vich Serra
July 11, 2018
"At HBS, we are constantly told that if there is a time to make a mistake, business school is the perfect one. Hence, my goal for the summer internship was to get out of my comfort zone."

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