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Summer Internships: Sabrina Heaton

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 UniversitySabrina Heaton

She is: a junior from Belding, Mich., majoring in Human Resource Management.

Her Internship: Sabrina was deeply involved in the hiring process at Challenge Manufacturing in Walker, Mich. “I did resume searches, arranged and conducted interviews, and helped to set up new hires in the company.”

Future Plans: “I hope to do an Internship Abroad in the summer of 2017, in Sydney, Australia. I hope this summer’s experience allows that to happen. Career wise, I am interested in the auto industry.”

Advice for Other Students Seeking Internships: “Don’t be afraid to pursue opportunities on your own. Call companies, and simply see what they have.”

Ferris Core Value She Relates to: Opportunity. “My first two years of learning at Ferris helped me to make a thorough success of my internship. I am looking forward to future prospects.”

Making a Difference at Challenge Manufacturing: ”I feel that even duties like filing paperwork, or searching for candidates is helpful, as it frees others from such work. Then, they can accomplish other tasks.”