Rutgers MBS Externship Exchange & New Jersey Big Data Alliance (NJBDA) Joint Externship Exchange Program

Applications Now Closed for Spring 2023

What is an Externship?

Externships are opportunities for students to gain real-world experience in their field. Externships through this partner program are provided by the Rutgers Masters of Business and Science (MBS) Externship Exchange Program and the NJBDA via a grant from the US Economic Development Administration (US-EDA). For more information on the MBS Externship Exchange: visit Upon successful completion students are eligible for a $2,000 fellowship.

For more information and to apply, visit the Rutgers MBS – NJBDA Externship Exchange Program page.


UBS Pitch is a competition for New Jersey university students designed to give them the chance to create innovative solutions to real business problems, while building relationships with UBS. Teams of up to 5 students (both undergraduate and graduate) will use data science and Machine Learning to answer a business question provided by UBS, and will present their solutions to judges at a final event, for a chance to win prizes. Students will be mentored by UBS leaders, and will have the opportunity to expand their professional networks.

Read about UBS Pitch 2020 winners.

Learn about and register for UBS Pitch Competition 2023.

2023 NextGen Data Science Hackathon

Opportunity for undergraduates to work with real consumer data and show off their data science skills for a chance to win the $5,000 grand prize

Open to undergraduates in any major.

The virtual hackathon is scheduled for February 24th to March 6th, 2023 – but students are urged to sign up today to receive updates, guidance, and ideas for preparing. Teams that sign up by in advance will be eligible for an extra prize.