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Ferris State University and KCAD

Communication Intern

May - August 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

Dave Schrock was my advisor for the summer as an intern, and he was so helpful and walked through all the processes with me. I learned how to be an academic advisor basically.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Do all the internships you can!! They’re so helpful and rewarding.
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Custodian

January 2016 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

Ease of work

What I wish was different

DAy shift

Advice

None
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Orientation Leader & Teacher Assistant

May - August 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

Working with other students

What I wish was different

Everything was great

Advice

Highly recommend
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IT

June 2013 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

It's a family

What I wish was different

Procedure and not knowing what's behind the curtain at my uni

Advice

Try it, it's great life exsperiance
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Clerical Assistant

March 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

Very relaxed and almost everyone was very friendly. Overall a very nice place to work at.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't really change anything.

Advice

The only thing I would say for advice to have this position is to be confident and comfortable talking to people. Also to be comfortable talking in front of people if you are working at orientation.
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Office Assistant

September 2017 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like doing office things such as printing, running minor errands, and taking phone calls to help coordinate people with whom they're trying to speak with in the office.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to take a lunch, so I could get out early or have overtime.

Advice

Go with the flow. In a work environment, you're not always going to be happy about what you have to do, but the best thing you can do to help yourself is find a bright side.
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Front Desk Receptionist

May 2018 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

the flexibility of hours

What I wish was different

so early in the mornings

Advice

great place to work
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Orientation Leader

May - August 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved having the opportunity to get new students excited about coming to school at Ferris State.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more hour opportunities. I loved this job but felt it was over very quickly.

Advice

This job requires very fine-tuned people skills as well as adaptability. You never know what is going to happen when it comes to this job.
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Student intern

June - August 2019 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

It was a great experience and gave me lots of hands on experience as well as getting to learn more about what I wanted to do in the future and figuring a way to go about it .

What I wish was different

Everything was great.

Advice

Learn as much as you can from the individuals around you.
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Office Assistant

February 2017 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love the people that I work with ! Awesome group of people.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

I enjoy working for Ferris State University because I get breaks off since campus is closed! That's probably my favorite part. So I would recommend that!
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Communications Intern

May 2018 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

My boss was super flexible, the workplace was incredibly welcoming and the atmosphere was super laid back.

What I wish was different

I would have liked a little more variety in my work.

Advice

Be proactive! Help out when you can and it'll make a big difference to the higher management.
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Senior Camp Assistant

June - August 2018 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked being able to lead a small staff over the summer. I got to teach them a lot.

What I wish was different

Organization

Advice

Be prepared for changes, they happen very frequently.
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Desk Assistant

May - August 2018 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed answering customer questions as well as analyzing and organizing data with the College of Education and Human services.

What I wish was different

Everything went smoothly. The only item that I wish were different were the computer programs I used to input data.

Advice

For anyone that would come after me within this job, my advice is to use colors to coordinate what you are working on or a symbol system to organize the files as well as your ideas.
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CAD Assistant

January 2017 • Big Rapids, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

This is a great experience to have if it’s even somewhat related to the field you’re going into. Look for jobs that relate even slightly to your future career goals, even if they aren’t dead on.
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