Friday morning (at the ludicrous time of 6:45 AM) we met with a panel of marketers from companies like Con-Agra, Kraft, Wal-Mart and others.
The question was asked when we do our internships next summer, how can we show that we can compete with some of the other top-business schools like Stanford & Kellogg etc...
What we were told was to just get going immediately. Don't sit there and wait to be told what to do but find out what needs to be done and just start. That's what companies want to see is people with initiative.
There was more advice given than that, but that's the comment I walked away with the most from.