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: John Boss:
He is: a student from Traverse City, Michigan studying Computer Information Technology Systems.
Internship: Boss is completing his internship as a part of the Support Services Team at Hagerty Insurance during the 2015 summer semester. He is working on tracking asset management, “Tech Refresh” and ticket queue responsibilities at the help desk.
What he is learning: He is learning the balance between academics and professional career and adjusting to the corporate environment, while expanding on his computer technology knowledge.
His future plans: “In the future I hope to stay on with the Hagerty Insurance organization and secure a full-time job opportunity with them next year.”
The Core Value I relate most with is: Opportunity. Hagerty Insurance is a great place to work. The culture is really nice and the employees really care about you. There are opportunities to grow within the organization and they treat their interns just like full-time employees.