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 Zoey Hohmann:
She is: A senior double majoring in Computer Information Systems and Radiography from Munith, Mich.
Internship: Electronic Medical Records Support team intern at Spectrum Health.
What she is learning: She works with inpatient applications, specifically with the pharmacy and any applications that support pharmacy and medicine integration. Any e-prescribing for doctors through pharmacy work and their pharmacy printers. She has worked with Spectrum Health as they do testing for some changes that are happening with Remote Hosting. She is constantly working with a lot of teams and making sure that she gets the work done for those projects.
How Ferris helped: A lot has contributed to Hohmann’s success at Spectrum Health, she is working in groups and collaborating a lot with her team members. Collaboration hits home when she receives a project, she works with a lot of other teams and makes sure that she’s doing the correct work done. She has to speak in front of groups and making sure that she is organized and timely. Her business classes helped her to know how to act on the job, and how to be professional, act professional, and dress professional.
Her future plans: She would like to stay with Spectrum Health once her internship ends, hopefully with Radiography support. In the next sixth months, she is looking forward to having a full time job, and really working in her field to utilize both of her degrees.
Her advice for students looking for internships: Don’t be afraid to be yourself in your interview. Be genuine and persistent, apply for a lot of different ones and keep an open mind.