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Summer Internships: Mitchell Saum

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:

Mitchell SaumMitchell Saum

He is: a senior from Grand Rapids, in Computer Information Technology.

His Internship: Mitchell joined the Client Services staff at Meijer, Incorporated’s corporate headquarters in Walker, Mich. This was his first internship.

Future Plans: “I would hope to land a job with Meijer when I graduate.”

Advice for Other Students Seeking Internships: “Don’t give up, if your first attempts don’t succeed, keep applying!”

Other Ferris Activities: Mitchell is a member of the Association of Information Technology Professionals.

Making a Difference at Meijer: ”I have helped out fellow team members, by taking two project assignments. This work would have burdened them if I had not participated in this internship.”