Understanding the Internship System that Gets You Into Bridge Programs like Duke

by Jaineel Aga

This chapter is a free excerpt from The Best Book on Getting Consulting Jobs In India.

Getting Into A Bridge Program Like Duke

Getting into bridge programs can be difficult, especially since many applicants have solid work experience.

Many Indian engineering graduates work for 1-2 years with an IT company, then look to switch careers and move to the business side. They apply to bridge programs because they realize there is a glass ceiling and a need to do something else to jump career paths.  At this point, the 1-2 years experience is not solid enough for a good business school but it may be just perfect to enter non-MBA management programs at Ivy League Schools, adding a brand name to your CV and simultaneously gaining international exposure.

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Getting Into A Bridge Program Like Duke

Getting into bridge programs can be difficult, especially since many applicants have solid work experience.

Many Indian engineering graduates work for 1-2 years with an IT company, then look to switch careers and move to the business side. They apply to bridge programs because they realize there is a glass ceiling and a need to do something else to jump career paths.  At this point, the 1-2 years experience is not solid enough for a good business school but it may be just perfect to enter non-MBA management programs at Ivy League Schools, adding a brand name to your CV and simultaneously gaining international exposure.

As an applicant, I was competing with students who had an edge because they were all engineers and had work experience at good companies.

I picked Duke to be my stepping stone into consulting internships.

So, how do I go about doing that? It isn't rocket science, it just requires some passion and foresight. Start with research on the various programs that offer such bridge focuses and be able to effectively sell your story in your statement of purpose.
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