Choosing the right summer internship can often landing a plum position in the company after graduation. Ria Kumar arrived fully prepared for the summer slot interview the study of industry reports, research articles and analyst reports. She spoke with alumni and also spent time at the local Wal-Mart studying the merchandising assortment and product placement. Not surprisingly, it was offered with the 12-week internship. The veiled (A) case describes Kumar 12 weeks and allows students t … Read more »

Choosing the right summer internship can often landing a plum position in the company after graduation. Ria Kumar arrived fully prepared for the summer slot interview the study of industry reports, research articles and analyst reports. She spoke with alumni and also spent time at the local Wal-Mart studying the merchandising assortment and product placement. Not surprisingly, it was offered with the 12-week internship. The veiled (A) case describes Kumar 12 weeks and allows students about the problems of their experience brings think. Were there red flags? Was their supervision adequate? They would be offered a position after graduation? Would they want it? In the (B) case, Kumar decides to work part time in the local Wal-Mart to work to win an “in-store” perspective. Again she acted proactively as part of their strategy to get the job offer. The in-store experience, but left an unfavorable view of the organization in Kumar’s mind. What had been their expectations when they started the part-time job? What does this have to interpret corporate governance practices?
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Lynn Isabella,
Ria Kumar
Source: Darden School of Business
17 pages.
Release Date: 15, March 2004. Prod #: UV3245-PDF-ENG
Wal-Mart through an associate’s Eyes: Ria Kumar MBA Summer Internship (A) HBR case solution