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Summer Internships: Daniel Deneweth

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:

Ferris State UniversityDaniel Deneweth

He is: A junior in Information Security and Intelligence, from Bruce Township, Mich.

Internship: Daniel is reviewing the corporate security and incident response processes of Consumers Energy in Jackson, Mich. His work includes digital forensics, and producing scripts to automate specific security tasks.

His future plans: Daniel considers his current work with Consumers Energy as a great experience, and is keeping his options open, including the prospect of pursuing work with the utility after he graduates. Regardless, Daniel believes he is gaining quality experience for his resume as he continues his education.

What he is involved in: Daniel is in the ISI Alliance, the registered student organization for students in the program, and those in the Big Rapids area who have an interest in information security.

How he’s standing out: Daniel has gathered data that has proven to be valuable to a number of Consumers Energy’s departments. He has received good feedback on his work from his associates, and has worked to modify the findings to suit the needs of those recipients.