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Summer Internships: Trevor Rentschler

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 internships this summer. Meet:

Trevor RentschlerTrevor Rentschler

He is: a sophomore from Lakeview in the College of Engineering Technology’s Heavy Equipment Technology program.

His Internship/Making a Difference: is with Republic Services in Pierson. “I am learning what it is really like to work in the heavy equipment industry and to face all the challenges that come along with it. I am making a difference at my job by helping take some of the workload from the other technicians.”

Was Ferris Involved in Securing Your Internship? “Republic Services came in and presented at the school. It was up to me to get the job.”

Future Plans: “I want to work for a manufacturer as a technical service writer. This internship is allowing me to gain mechanical experience in the industry.”

Advice For Other Students Seeking Internships: “You will probably learn more working at your internship than you will in the classroom. If you need help finding one, all you have to do is ask your instructors for contacts and references.”

Ferris Core Value Trevor Relates to: Learning. “I am learning something new each day, which is making my internship a valuable experience.”