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 Josh Stocking:
He is: A senior from Chesterfield, Mich. in the Computer Information Systems program, with a minor Computer Information Technology.
Internship: Stocking is a technology intern with Quicken Loans in Detroit Mich.
What he is learning: He works on a system that supports the mortgage process, they create fixes and put out new development for this system in order to stay up to date. He works with coding and then gets to test out these.
How Ferris helped: The concepts of programming that he learned here at Ferris were things that helped him out. He credits his database classes as the most helpful within his internship. The database language is hard to understand for some people, but with the help of these classes, he understands them very well.