Landing A Coveted Internship

Saloni's Suffolk Story

"Looking back, my MBA courses at Suffolk definitely prepared me for my internship. During my first year, I was able to gain confidence, gather constructive feedback from peers and professors, and lose my fear of public speaking."
Saloni Shah MBA '17
Saloni's Suffolk Story

Many people have asked me how I found my Santander internship. I’d have to say it was a mix of luck and determination. In early February, I found the opening and applied. I reached out to a friend who was working at Santander at the time and asked her to put in a good word for me. That was all it took for me to get my coveted internship! This internship was the result of reaching out to my connections and I have to emphasize the importance of a solid network.

My experience at Santander has been truly rewarding. I’ve learned a lot from strategic planning and business reporting to risk analysis. Additionally, I had a great supervisor, who to this day I consider to be an inspiring mentor.

Looking back, my MBA courses at Suffolk definitely prepared me for my internship. During my first year, I was able to gain confidence, gather constructive feedback from peers and professors, and lose my fear of public speaking. My internship was extended through the fall, so I could continue enhancing my skills and expanding my network.

If I had to give a piece of advice to any incoming MBA students, it would be: Use your MBA courses as practice, ask for feedback whenever you can, and continue to develop all your connections.

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