dartmouth business intern

<p>where do you do business interns while going to school at dartmouth, if you're interested in:
1) business administration
2) banking, financial stuff
3)engineering business stuff</p>

<p>Also, since hanover is basically isolated from the world, would the internships only be available during the summer? Do dartmouth students find enough time for these internships?</p>

<p>Thanks</p>

<p>Dartmouth is easily one of the best schools at placing into "top" business in the country. One reason is the Dplan. Because of sophomore summer you have to take off one term during the school year. Top firms have special Dartmouth only spots during these periods. So you can walk into internships at top firms in a way that other schools cannot.</p>

<p>Dartmouth's legacy in business is very strong overall. In terms of school year internships my experience is so few people do these anyway and they are rarely offered. Focus on classes and activities (even can be business related) when you're in school, and on off terms do internships - tried and proven method.</p>

<p>interesting...the problem seems that once summer comes around, you will want to take some time off and not want to work. What "business related" activities do Dartmouth people do?...Is it just a discussion club kind of thing, or do people actually try to start their own businesses/ ect??</p>

<p>"the problem seems that once summer comes around, you will want to take some time off and not want to work."</p>

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<p>I can't say much for business aspects at D, but once you're in college, summer kind of stops being a vacation and is really an opportunity to get internships and work experience. This is true at just about any school if you're hoping to rack up the internship and work experience you'll need for a lot of jobs at firms and such. Expecting to just work part time during the year and then just chill by your pool during the summer and not have that put you at a massive disadvantage to those who spent their summers and off terms pursuing opportunities is just irrational and unreasonable.</p>

<p>so where do dartmouth interns for business usually go? They head over to the financial centers like NYC??</p>

<p>Yes. Most go to NYC, the financial hub of the world. Some go to regional centers -- San Francisco, Chicago, and D.C., to name a few -- while others go abroad to other major world cities, such as London and Hong Kong.</p>

<p>If you come to Dartmouth, you will get a great job on Wall St. or any other world financial center, assuming that's what you're looking for.</p>

<p>hmmm it seems like NYU is in fact superior to Dartmouth in terms of internships--you can work throughout the year, and will be in touch with the business world more. Or does this not matter as much?</p>

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<p>That is so wrong for so many reasons.</p>

<p>Reason #1: Dartmouth is recruited more heavily than is NYU. That is, you have better -- and a wider variety of -- job prospects coming from Dartmouth than you do from NYU.</p>

<p>Reason #2: You can't do internships while also attending school. Serious finance internships may require upwards of 100 hours/week. It's impossible to attend school and participate in such an internship. </p>

<p>That NYU students get good internships during the year is the biggest and most annoying myth. Don't let them continue to use that argument.</p>

<p>Also, to turn Reason #2 in favor of Dartmouth, the D-Plan actually * improves * your chances of securing a top flight internship, as slipper1234 has pointed out.</p>

<p>I'm tired, so I'll stop -- but you get the point.</p>

<p>In regards to NYU internships, if I were a company: Columbia Business / Columbia grad > NYU Stern Grad > Columbia ugrad > NYU Stern > NYU</p>

<p>NYU students getting a good internship is a myth. It definitely helps slightly to be in NYC year-round, but competition for good spots in NYC is so rigorous, it's hard for anybody to get a really good internship, even the Columbia students.</p>

<p>dmouthgrad thx for clearing this up-
immortalix-I know that many columbia students go to school 4 days a week, opening extra time for business internships during the year? This seems like a significant advantage compared with Dartmotuh..?</p>

<p>No, it isn't. Re-read my post about NYU. Serious finance internships are usually at least 60-80 hours/week and can often go north of 100 hours/week. You can't do that while attending school, even if it is for only 4 days/week.</p>

<p>As I've already said, Dartmouth's D-Plan gives you an advantage in the internship hunt. </p>

<p>Just a piece of advice: stop worrying about this kind of stuff. All of the ivies are target schools for investment banking recruiting, as are Duke, MIT, and Stanford. If you get into any of these schools and do very well, you'll have a great shot at landing an investment banking job.</p>

<p>In that light, right now, you should focus on getting into these schools instead of which one is better for finance. Not to be a jerk, but it is very possible that you won't get into any of these schools in the first place.</p>

<p>I agree. So few firms allow for 1-2 day internships. They want full time internships during summer or (for Dartmouth) an off term. You are talking about the most elite firms in the world. Dartmouth has a recruiting advantage over Columbia because of the D-plan, and on Wall Street that's pretty much all that matters.</p>

<p>I know that theres a great possibilty of not getting in. I think I'm going to ED dartmouth now, and pray to get in. Thanks for the clarification about internships guys</p>