Summer Internships: Kaylee Panatera

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:

Kaylee PanateraKaylee Panatera

She is: a senior from Chicago who is studying Nursing.

Her Internship: is at Spectrum Butterworth Hospital on the GI-GU Medical Surgical Unit, in Grand Rapids. “I’m currently in my third semester of the Nursing program. I get to manage patients and do a lot of hands-on work. Some days can be more stressful than others, but overall, I love what I’m doing and enjoying learning something new every day.”

Future Plans: “My future plans are to, first, graduate and earn my degree in Nursing. I plan to either take a job in Grand Rapids or back home in Chicago. It depends on where I get my master’s degree.”

Advice to Fellow Incoming Nursing Ferris Students: “Make sure to go out of your comfort zone and to challenge yourself constantly. Don’t be afraid to fail because it’s the best way to learn and get better.”

Other Campus Activities: “I’m a member of Alpha Xi Delta, a National Panhellenic Sorority on campus.”

Ferris Core Value Kaylee Relates to: Ethical Community. “I think it’s most important to receive care that abides by your values to feel safe and comfortable when controlling your health.”

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