Ferris First (#Ferr1s): Anders Johnson

Ferris State University faculty, staff and students come from all over the world with one thing in common – Ferris as ultimately their No. 1 choice. In the Ferris First series, we chat with members of the University community to learn more from them about why Ferris was their No. 1 choice.

They all have a story. Here, we tell part of that story. Meet: Anders Johnson

Anders Johnson

He is: A senior from Brooklyn Park, Minn. studying Marketing.

Why was Ferris your number one choice? Anders came to Ferris because of the Automotive Engineering program. When looking for colleges, he found Ferris through a Google search and decided to take a tour of the campus. Anders says that he “immediately fell in love” with the school and campus and he started in Fall 2011.

What do you like most about Ferris? Anders favorite thing about Ferris is that there is a variety of majors available. He enjoys that this brings in students from all over the country with many different interests.

He said, “It keeps things exciting.”

What do you enjoy about your academic major? Being in the marketing program, Anders enjoys the wide variety of courses that are offered and allow students to have a hands-on, real-world experience.

What student organizations are you involved in? Why? Anders in involved in American Marketing Association, as the president. He enjoys this registered student organization because of the “endless opportunities” that it provides its members in the fields of professional development, community service and fundraising for students in any and all majors.

How is Ferris preparing you for your future? Anders feels that Ferris faculty and staff are preparing him for his future after Ferris because they actually care and they want to see you succeed.

“Here at Ferris, you receive the hands-on experience that you aren’t going to receive at any other university,” Anders said. “I have yet to meet someone at Ferris that won’t help me out when I ask.”

Why should Ferris be a top choice for others? “Your voice will be heard at Ferris and you aren’t just a number,” Anders said. “Here at Ferris, you are in charge of your future and they will provide you with all of the resources and tools to achieve your dreams and goals.”