The internship is a vital—to say nothing of exciting—component of the Wisconsin MBA. The program’s midway point, it’s the perfect opportunity to apply the general business core knowledge and introductory specialized experience gained in the first year. In turn, the internship informs the focused second year. Wisconsin’s winning formula produces MBAs who can turn on a dime. Their specialized training allows them to hit the ground running—which puts them that much farther ahead on the road to general management.

All OTM students are expected to work as interns at an industrial firm during the summer. Firms that have recruited OTM students for internships include Intuit, Charter Communications, Dow AgroSciences, Harley-Davidson, Kraft Foods, Gammex, GE Healthcare, Stoughton Trailers LLC, Nordic Consulting Partners, Lenovo, AT&T, Marquip Corporation, Medtronic Inc., Intel, Rayovac, Datex-Ohmeda, General Motors, Motorola, Cargill, Rockwell Automation, Chrysler, Johnson Controls, Johnsonville Foods, Agracetus, Deere & Co., and others. Internship salaries vary depending on company and its location.