One of the major factors that gives a great edge to students from prominent b schools is the corporate interface, which includes guests lectures, corporate mentors and most importantly rigorous 3 month internship programme with leading organizations where students are expected deliver results, and not just complete a mere formality.
So far, it’s been only the elite Indian B schools like the IIM’s, XLRI, etc., which provided international internships to its student, giving them tactical edge over other students, thus attracting higher remunerations.
Even some of Top B schools in Delhi providing MBA and PGDM programs like IMT Ghaziabad, LBSIM, BIMTECH, Fore etc don’t provide this International Internship.
Now Wrest Corporation, a leading Canadian based firm has is all set to provide International Internship Programme to over 200 bright students every year, which was traditionally restricted to the IIM’s only.
This global apprentice international programme will be delivered with Fortune 500 and NASDAQ featured companies in US, Canada, Mexico, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, UAE, Vietnam, and few European countries.
While students gain practical experience with some of world’s leading conglomerates, the organizations which host international students benefit by getting smart interns with new perspectives & outlooks. These internships are around 3 months, mostly unpaid, but 10% of students on certain projects, also get paid.
Now it would be possible for students to work from aspirational brands like General Motors, Ford, Microsoft, Hilton, Goldman Sachs, British American Tobacco etc in their Corporate Offices.
There are lakhs of students who complete their MBA programme each year, but getting a good job remains a challenge. Most of the Tier 2 and Tier 3 B schools only offer an average package of 3-4 lacs, despite high claims.
The rationale for low remuneration could be that Industry is in dire need of skilled manpower which most of B schools have not been able to address. Recruiting untrained and inexperienced MBA students adds to the training & development costs of companies which organizations are now trying to cut.
This international internship programme not only helps students to gain work experience with Fortune 500 Companies, but also provides them with vital corporate skills that have potential to get them in the same league at the IIM’s and other prominent b schools.
Some of Tier 2 B Schools, where Wrest Corp could offer these International Internship Programmes are Delhi School of Business - VIPS and Apeejay School of Management, Dwarka.
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