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Notre Dame College MBA Career Advancement

How It Works 


How Notre Dame’s Partnership with Parker Dewey Micro-Internships Give You the Edge

Breakthrough to Graduate-level Professional Positions

Notre Dame College MBA students understand how important it is to get their foot in the door and showcase their advanced skills to an employer they are interested in working with.

But the business world is changing even more rapidly now than ever before. With companies facing hiring, budget and supply chain constraints in the wake of the pandemic, traditional internships and related work experiences, even for advanced students, may no longer be offered by employers.

Additionally, work experiences for students often require them to quit their current job or work in another town. Notre Dame MBA students often already have full-time jobs and are unable to travel or relocate due to other responsibilities.


In this ultra-competitive, ever-changing, post pandemic job market, micro-internships are the newest foot-in-the-door strategy, and Notre Dame offers its MBA students the edge.

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments, often remote, that are similar to those given to new hires or interns or can be an exploratory innovation or initiative for the business. Micro-Internships are used by companies ranging from those in the Fortune 100 to emerging start-ups and cross all business departments.

These projects enable Notre Dame MBA students to demonstrate their skills, explore career paths and build their networks as they seek the right full-time role, without leaving home. Not only can MBA students at the College explore different professional paths and work on real-life assignments, they also can demonstrate their abilities to potential employers while building their portfolios and networks. Beyond that, students’ academic experiences will improve as they apply what is taught in the classroom to the real world (and vice versa).

And you can earn academic credit and get paid!

Micro-Internship Examples


Data Clean-Up


Competitor Prospecting


Social Media Content Creation


Candidate Sourcing


User Experience Testing


Lead Generation


Market Research


White Paper Development


Website Development/Updates


Data Visualization


Social Media Analysis


CRM Lead Cleansing


Public Document Review

Connecting Students and Employers

Notre Dame partners with Parker Dewey not only to help MBA students find micro-internships but also to help employers find the interns and new hires they need. Companies create accounts and post their open positions. Students get the inside track, offer immediate help and save the business time and money associated with hiring and onboarding.

Get Found

by reputable companies

Build Your Network

complete several

Gain experience

in a variety of industries

At NDC, Micro-Internships are facilitated via the Parker Dewey platform.

Parker Dewey for Companies

Post open positions through Parker Dewey’s Platform.

Parker Dewey for Students

Find and apply for open micro-internships available now.

MBA Career Connection, Placement & Advancement


The Notre Dame MBA 640 strategy capstone course requires you to interface, research and examine a real-world business. You capitalize on the people you already know, and you have plenty of connections in business if you consider friends and colleagues of your family, your classmates, your instructors and more!


These employers will request you to work on a company project from 10 to 40 hours total. This micro-internship is compensated, and you connect with people in the firm. You also can use the experience, with some additional academic parameters, for the MBA 640 strategy capstone.


Our MBA 640 strategy capstone course permits a one academic credit hour micro- internship for a project of 45 employee hours.

Launch Your Career

Learn More about Parker Dewey and Micro-Internships using link below. 

Ready to get started? Email to set up time to explore how best to develop your connection mindset and plan for your post-pandemic MBA career.