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 internships this summer. Meet:
He is: completing the requirements for his College of Education and Human Services Television and Digital Media Production degree with his internship, Ahmed is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, his native country.
His Internship/What Ahmed is Learning: Ahmed is working with Details Media Production in Riyadh. “I am learning what is involved in the production of films and television shows. It has given me more experience in the production field, and I believe I work with my group very well.”
How Ferris Helped Ahmed With His Internship: “I learned that our instructors have a good relationship with different companies in the media field. That acquaintance made my searching for a place to do my internship very easy and smooth. I have been in touch with the university weekly because they wanted to make sure that I am comfortable with my work.”
Future Plans: “I am looking to earn my master’s degree in a Media Production program. I hope to begin that process by returning to the United States and accepting a job offer, so I can support my wife and children.”
Advice for Students Seeking Internships: “Prepare yourself to move from the patterns of student life, to what is required of a professional. When studying is your focus, your time is your time but during an internship, you will work with a group and other people, so it is very important to organize your time and learn from others as you can.”