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Summer Internships: Sean Sobocinski

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:

Sean SobocinskiSean Sobocinski

He is: a senior from Howell, Mich., studying Marketing, with a concentration in sales.

His Internship: With Northwestern Mutual, where Sean was immersed in aspects of financial services, including risk management, as it pertains to life insurance and disability coverage, also involving long term care coverage, annuities, IRAs, stocks and other financial vehicles.

How Did he Find His Internship: A friend who had interned at a Northwestern Mutual branch recommended him to serve the larger company.

Future Plans: “My internship has increased my interest in the financial field, I am considering it for a potential career.”

Advice to Other Students Seeking Internships: “Get out there. Personally, I waited too long in my college career to begin this process. It has proven to be an important learning experience.”

Group Involvements at Ferris: Sean is a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity since his freshman year, and has served as vice president of communications and social chair.

Ferris Core Value he Most Relates to: Collaboration. “I’m a big team player, as working with others makes everything go better.” Also, opportunity, “I had not considered this field before, but I kept an open mind about what such a position could offer me in terms of experience.”

Making A Difference: Sean saw firsthand the importance of financial planning, and how it impacts a client’s life. “We try and give them a picture of how they can manage their affairs well. You work to benefit your client’s future.”