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: entering his senior year. Isaac, from Grand Rapids, is studying Heavy Equipment Engineering
Technology in the Ferris State University College of Engineering Technology.
His Internship: “I currently am employed by AIS Construction Equipment in Grand Rapids. They are the regional leaders in John Deere construction equipment distribution. I am learning everything about repairing heavy equipment, mainly construction equipment. I am in my fourth year with AIS.”
Future Plans: “I hope to continue to be a service technician in the heavy equipment field and someday move to a sales or service representative position.”
Advice to other Students Seeking Internships: “Get out there and work hard! One of the best ways to learn is on the job. Try to apply what you learn in school to everyday situations.”
Ferris Core Values Isaac Relates to: “I think it is important to recognize when you have a good Opportunity and then using
that to strive for Excellence in everything you do. Be the best in what you do.”