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Hammond Learns the Corporate Side of Operations at Detroit Company During Summer Internship

Each year, hundreds of Ferris State University students gain valuable work experience through an internship. The experience of an internship also can confirm or redirect career decision-making, provide marketability, develop people skills, and enhance classroom learning. Many academic programs require an internship, but the experience is encouraged regardless to provide students with a better understanding of what will be expected of them in the workplace.

Corbin HammondStudents are participating in various internships in a variety of locations this summer. Meet Corbin Hammond:

Who: A senior from Waterford, Mich., dual majoring in the Accountancy/Finance program.

Internship: American Axle & Manufacturing in the Commercial Analysis department, located in Detroit.

What he’s learning: Different computer programs, such as Excel, HFM, SOX and ERP systems.

“I am learning a lot about how everything is handled on the corporate side,” said Hammond, who is being paid for his internship. “I am working with a small, close group, and they were quick to make me a part of the team.”

Hammond has month-to-month responsibilities, which consist of metal market data pull and landscape cost. He has also done SOX compliance work, and has worked within the budgeting process.

Goal for the future: Hammond plans to go into public accounting after he graduates. He plans to work to earn his CPA then pursue a master’s degree in Accounting.