SIP or Summer Internship Programme is a period of 6 – 8 weeks that is prescribed in all B-School curriculum and has a substantial weightage with respect to credits earned by the students. MBA students need to understand the importance of SIPs not just from the perspective of credits but also the critical role they play in providing practical exposure. While some students are quite serious about these internships, there are some who have a callous attitude. Students who fail to appreciate and understand the importance of these internships, do not realize its adverse consequences on their careers. Summer Internships need to be taken very seriously because an outstanding performer can get a Pre-Placement Offer (PPO), which is an enviable proposition for any student. While making a choice of the companies, the priority of the student should be on their role, the learning, practical insights expected and the company’s brand. The stipend being offered by the company should not be a criterion for applying and selecting an organization. The learnings that a student gains in the SIP helps him to crack the placement interviews, as most of the recruiters ask questions primarily around the learning gained by the candidates during their SIPs. SIPs also offer students a great networking opportunity. The students must interact with their colleagues and connect with them on portals like LinkedIn. Getting recommendations by their reporting supervisors on LinkedIn is an achievement in itself and students must strive for it. By interning in an organization, the students learn to adapt themselves according to the organizational dynamics, understand the significance of interpersonal and inter-departmental relationships with peers and seniors, and get a hands-on learning of the organizational policies, processes, structure and culture. The SIP gives the students a platform to enhance their personality, improve their business etiquette and team skills at the workplace.