MBS Externship Exchange

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MBS externship logoThe Rutgers Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree program runs an Externship Exchange opportunity for students and companies where we match up MBS students to corporate sponsored small projects. All projects and teams are directed by the Externship Director, Dr. Nelson. Be part of this unique opportunity to gain experience and professional development in your academic concentration. Unlike internships, Externships are shorter and are completed on campus and/or remotely. An Externship could be your first 'real' professional experience. What are you waiting for!


  • Available to ALL MBS STUDENTS & CONCENTRATIONS, as well as select Rutgers Honors College, School of Engineering (SOE), and Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) students.
  • Meet and network with professionals from preferred companies/organizations
  • Get special training ONLY FOR EXTERNS



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Sample Projects

      Stryker Logo for project  Loreal logo for project  New Jersey State Police logo for project


What our Students are Saying...

"The externship exchange was a great opportunity to work on an industry project and utilize the skills I was learning in my classes within a work setting. I really enjoyed the chance to collaborate with students from other MBS concentrations and learn from a very knowledgeable industry partner." - Gabrielle Pinto, MBS Food Science

"The Rutgers MBS Externship Exchange program was truly one of the most formative experiences in my life. It gave me the opportunity to work closely with and learn from high level executives at Colgate Palmolive as well as within the MBS program. This program is a golden opportunity to get "real world" experience within leading companies by developing projects that truly have an impact. I never imagined I could have such an empowering growth experience in the span of 3 months!"  - Girish Harinath, MBS Biotechnology & Genomics

What our Company Mentors are Saying...

"The Rutgers Externship Program has helped me to  accomplish a project in a short time. The students brought different points of views that inspired me to think on new ideas and be more creative. Students did an exceptional job providing me with value-added analysis and support."  - Elsa Yuriko Tsuji, Director Global Quality Systems, Colgate Palmolive

"As a mentor in the MBS Externship Exchange, I had the opportunity to work closely with an interdisciplinary student team from concentrations in engineering, biotechnology and genomics, personal care science, and business. I provided them with an experiential learning project focused on the intersection between beauty care and technology - between science and business, which is the focus of the MBS degree program. Students performed consumer and market research, technology and IP assessment, design thinking, and product proposal development. In addition, they applied problem-solving, team collaboration, communication, and presentation skills. The externship experience mirrors what happens in organizations. It reflects the diverse perspectives that exist on my own team at L'Oreal. It was wonderful to give students the ability to gain real world, industry experience to help them advance in their careers. They did a great job." - Angelike Galdi, Global VP & Head of L'Oreal Technology Incubator for Cosmetic Formulation

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