Brandeis International Business School

Looking to stay busy this summer? Here are two great options

Internships and field projects are popular among Brandeis International Business School students

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When the weather warms up and the spring semester winds down, many students at Brandeis International Business School turn their attention to summer plans.

Summertime offers a great opportunity to gain valuable work experience. That’s why internships and field projects are some of the most common summer activities for students just completing their first year of business school.


Internships are one of the best ways to gain experience in your chosen field. You can also get a feel for a new industry or temporarily live in a new city. Internships are also an excellent way to expand your network and get a foot in the door at a prestigious firm.

The International Business School does an amazing job preparing students for internships. All incoming students take a course with the Career Strategies and Engagement Center (CSE) that focuses on everything from interview preparation to virtual networking. The CSE staff is also always hard at work curating a packed schedule of networking events and Industry Treks, which offer students prime opportunities to meet recruiters and learn more about companies.

If you’re hoping to land an internship, you’ll want to get to work early in the academic year. Keep your resume up to date and consult with your Career Coach for feedback. Start attending networking events and presentations. Handshake will be your vital link to the internship world. In addition to being a well-stocked job board, the platform is a one-stop-shop for career fairs and booking one-on-one calls with your CSE Career Coach. 

Field Projects

Field Projects are a popular alternative to internships that give you the opportunity to work on a faculty-led group project on behalf of a real company. Field projects are held throughout the year and focus on a variety of skillsets — including data analytics, marketing and finance, just to name a few.

Students are typically paired with two or three other students and a faculty mentor on the semester-long project. Like internships, field projects offer an exciting chance to gain real work experience. Project partners range from small start-ups to large corporations.

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