Gaining Insight from Internships

If you're not a career switcher, B-school may not seem essential. But it will bring job interviews, and the internship is valuable

Some argue that an MBA is just a piece of paper, and an expensive one at that. For any career switcher, it can provide a bridge from one career or role to a new one. For those of us who are not career switchers, but rather are trying to rise within the competitive ranks of the industry we worked in prior to B-school, it offers networking opportunities and, more important, a "try before you buy" opportunity via the summer internship.

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