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Summer Internships: Lexi Nelson

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:

Lexi NelsonLexi Nelson

She is:  a senior from Byron Center, Michigan, majoring in Product Design Engineering Technology, with a minor in Professional Sales. 

Her internship: She is a CAD Development intern at Haworth Inc. In Holland, Michigan. “This internship has really allowed me to gain world business experience and gives me the opportunity to connect with others to discover my passions and future goals,” Lexi said. 

Future Plans: “I plan to graduate with my Bachelor of Science in Product Design Engineering, with a minor in Professional Sales in Spring 2021. I am continuing my internship with Haworth during the fall and am eager to see where my projects take me. After graduation, I am excited to discover opportunities in Michigan. I plan to attend graduate school to get my Master’s degree in Business Administration with a focus in leadership.”    

Advice to future Product Design Engineering Students: “Never stop learning. The one thing people cannot take away from you is your education. Take every moment as a learning opportunity and keep working hard. Your perseverance will get noticed.”  

Other Activities: “I currently serve on Alpha Sigma Tau’s executive board as the vice president of growth. I am in charge and oversee all recruitment activities. It has been an honor to be able to play such a vital role in this organization.”   

The Personal Core Value Most Important to Lexi: “The core value I relate to the most is graciousness. Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you may not know about. Be kind, walk humbly, love others.”