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:
She is: a senior from Saginaw, studying Television and Digital Media Production, in the College of Education and Human Services.
Her Internship: Danielle is on the Ferris campus, supporting the Media Services department. “I am learning how to program the Ferris Cable Channel and managing the timing of announcements and shows on the cable channel. I am also learning more about working with clients and managing my own projects and client-work.”
Was Ferris Helpful In Securing this Internship? “I was actually already working for Media Services before my internship began. The university worked with me to turn my student employment into an internship, allowing me to complete my degree in a familiar environment.”
Future Plans: “I aspire to produce television shows in the future. I have gained many beneficial skills during this internship, such as client communication and resource management, which I believe will help me succeed in my career.”
Advice For Other Students Seeking Internships: “Don’t be afraid to look for opportunities in places you already know. You do not always have to move away to find success. Sometimes the opportunity you need is right in front of you.”
Ferris Core Value Danielle Relates to: Opportunity. “Ferris always had what I needed, even if I didn’t know it. Being in
the TDMP program, I received a strong education in every aspect of digital media,
and I am completing a successful internship with Media Services. Ferris has never
made me feel afraid of the future. They have the resources and opportunities for everyone
to be successful.”