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Has anyone done this? The summers are so long that I was wondering if it was possible to fit in 2 internships?


Obviously I know you couldn't squeeze two consulting internships or to BM internships... but say consulting and something in entertainment? I'm not sure which path i want to take - so hoping to hear someone has made this happen

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New post 20 Jul 2015, 06:59
Technically you could because you have 3.5 months off school. However, I wouldn't recommend it. A part from arriving burnt out to your Fall semester you may not be enough time at a single place to make a long lasting impression. Also, they will see that you are less interested in that company since you are pursuing a second internship. This does not reflect well on you and may decrease significantly your chances of getting an offer.

In conclusion: if the purpose of your internship is exploring different industries, do it. If you have any intention of receiving a job offer after your internship, don't.

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New post 20 Jul 2015, 07:13
you should also check out this blog post about 10 Things To Do The Summer Before Your MBA

http://bit.ly/1dHqvVw

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New post 29 Jul 2015, 11:51
I'll give you a slightly different perspective. One of my former clients did two internships actually and it worked out quite well (the client received offers from both companies). I agree, it is certainly challenging and means you probably won't have any time off during the summer. That said, if you are a top quality candidate, it is a good way to experience two different industries and decide which you like better. I say that you should be top quality because you will have less time to impress your boss at work.

By the way if you want to do this, I recommend recruiting for both and once you get the offers, start negotiating to shorten the internship.

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Some people will definitely try to squeeze two internships into one summer. Obviously it will help if you attend a school with a longer summer break. A school like University of Michigan Ross has a twelve week break. Allowing most students to do the standard eight week internship and then potentially add on another four week internship. Typically at a start up or non profit they are interested in. It's certainly not the normal route, but can probably be done if you are interested.
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I think it's okay if you are good at time management. You can learn more during the busy time.

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Not sure if helpful, but I did this during one of my law school summer breaks. I think what I learned was generally applicable though. One was 8 weeks, the other 4. It was a pretty packed summer, but I made great contacts at both places and learned a lot about what I wanted and didn't want to do—plus it was just a quick/efficient way to get more experience on the resume.

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I think doing 2 summer internships - if you have the time and bandwidth - is a good idea, as you are experimenting and it gives you more coverage for experimentation. I did know some people who squeezed in 2 summer internships; for example, one classmate back in Kellogg did internship 1 PE + internship 2 tech startup, another did internship 1 corporate + internship 2 nonprofit. Personally, I did one summer consulting internship and then did a 2 week project for a social enterprise in Guatemala (the 2 week project kind of served as a mini-second internship, as I had to lead KWEST trip in August and did not have time for a full second internship).
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