MBS Externship Exchange Program

The MBS Externship Program can fulfill the Honors College Capstone requirement.

Program Overview

Through the Honors College partnership with the Rutgers Master of Business and Science (MBS) degree program, students have the opportunity to participate in the MBS Externship Exchange program, working on an interdisciplinary team of MBS and HC students for 8-10 hours per week to complete corporate-mentor sponsored projects blending science with business. Each project culminates in a final presentation and Q&A session with an audience of fellow MBS Externship participants, faculty, campus partners, and corporate mentors. This is an opportunity for students to gain real world experience while being mentored by an industry leader. This is not employment, but the experience has provided many students with a successful path towards an internship or full time permanent position.

Some mentor partners have included Citi Ventures, Sesame Street Workshop, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Janssen, L'Oreal, SEPSIS Alliance, NJ Transit, Colgate Palmolive, USDA, Wakefern, NJ State Police, startups, consulting firms, and many other companies.


  • There are mandatory Leadership Lab meetings and weekly team meetings with faculty and corporate mentors.
  • All undergraduates must take the externship for credit.
  • Honors College students may plan to incorporate their MBS Externship Exchange experience as part of a Capstone project, submitting their Capstone proposal prior to the semester they intend to apply to the MBS Externship Exchange program.


  • Program Application
    Honors College students will receive invitations to attend informational webinars about the program prior to each application deadline. Check our weekly Opportunity Email every Thursday for details!
  • Capstone Proposal Application
    Honors College students who would like to participate in this Program with a Capstone deliverable for their Honors College Senior Capstone experience, please apply by Sunday, March 27. 


If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Rydel, Assistant Dean for Professional Development and Alumni & Corporate Engagement.