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:
She is: A junior from Hanover, Mich., studying Business Administration, with a minor in Human Resources.
Her Internship: Kylee worked with Sodexo, a company that manages fine dining and concessions at the sports venues on the University of Michigan campus. She met with a number of athletes as part of her duties with Sodexo.
Advice for Other Students Seeking Internships: “Start looking early, and don’t dismiss a situation that could be a possible match. Ferris is flexible about what can count as a credible internship opportunity, and they are reasonable.”
How was the University Involved in Securing Your Internship: “My offer came together toward the end of the academic year, and Ferris expedited the paperwork in a short timeframe. I accepted the offer, and it proved to be a great opportunity.”
Kylee’s Future Plans: To move south to pursue her career, with hopes to be involved with a sports-related business, or to pursue a position with a hospital or healthcare group.
Other Experience: Kylee is a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and a College of Business student delegate. She also enjoys attending sporting events at Ferris.