Ferris State University students gain valuable work experience through internships. Internships also can confirm or redirect career decision-making, provide marketability, develop people skills and enhance classroom learning. Many academic programs require one, but the experience is encouraged regardless to provide students with a better understanding of what will be expected of them in the workplace.
Many students are participating in myriad internships this summer. Meet: Arielle Borkovich
She is: A senior from Mount Pleasant Mich. Studying public relations.
Internship: Borkovich is completing her internship in the Office of Admissions as a public relations intern during the summer semester. She is working on digital signage and email campaigns, while managing the Ferris State University Guidebook Application. “I have been working on email campaigns that are designed for perspective students as well as new students. The emails rage from getting students to visit all the way to sending in their transcripts after they apply,” she said.
What she is learning: She is learning the steps and skills of admissions and working with incoming Bulldogs at Ferris. While creating subject lines and checking-in students on orientation days, Borkovich is constantly working with students and parents, showcasing all the great things Ferris has to offer.
What she is involved in: Borkovich is involved in Public Relations Student Society of America as the vice president of professional development.
Her future plans: “In the future I hope to gain employment at Ferris, particularly in the Office of Admissions. I love Ferris and I want to show students looking for a university to attend that Ferris is a great choice,” Borkovich said.