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Summer Internships: Cole Zimmerman

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 UniversityCole Zimmerman

He is: a senior from Rockford in Television and Digital Media Production. His internship is with WKTV Community Television in Wyoming, Michigan.

What Cole is Learning on his Internship: “I am building on the experiences that my TDMP classes have provided to me, with new equipment to get experience with, and a variety of methods to accomplish production tasks.”

Future Plans: “I hope to become a scriptwriter for television and movies, with the possibility of being a producer or director.”

Advice for other Students Seeking Internships: “Do not be too picky, reach out to as many places as you can, and be open to new learning experiences.”

Other Activities on Campus: “I have enjoyed taking part in the Granbulls Card Club, where we trade cards, and Oni No Anime, a club that watches and discusses various anime productions.”

Ferris Core Values Cole Relates to: “For myself, three have real significance …”

  • Opportunity. “You have to recognize them when they arise and take every advantage of them to improve yourself professionally.”
  • Learning. “I believe that learning is a lifelong process. There will always be something to learn, no matter where your life or career take you.”
  • Diversity. “I believe appreciating and understanding the viewpoints of different races and cultures is a key element of a company, business or professional that wants to grow, and improve.”