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District Intern

District Intern

Martin
Major: Political Science As an intern, I did plethra of tasks. Day to day things like answering phone calls, This was important because phone calls are a big way constituents are able to contact their representative. I would go through the current news in and around the district, to be sure that all staff members were up to date with the news. Also, I did thongs such as entering mail into the computer system. This was important because this ensured a response to peoples questions.

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Grand Valley Athletics Game and Event Operations Intern

Grand Valley Athletics Game and Event Operations Intern

Jamie
Major: Sports Leadership During my time here I was tasked with making sure that football, volleyball, basketball game days ran smoothly. Solving any issues that may have arose during game days quickly and effectively.

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GRCC Athletics Intern

GRCC Athletics Intern

Amanda
Major: Sports Leadership Helped develop a student-athlete success program. Helped with study tables, progress reports, scheduling classes for student-athletes, helped with compliance paperwork, game day operations, and marketing. I also wrote up recruiting letters that we can send to prospective student-athletes, designed end of the season surveys for our student-athletes, setup exit meetings with student-athletes who have completed their two years in athletics at GRCC. Organized volunteer opportunities for student-athletes, made travel itineraries for the volleyball team, as well as order food for athletes before each home game.

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AACC Intern

AACC Intern

Montana
Major: Communications Assisted with planning and executing AACC events, enter information and ran reports in member management database- ChamberMaster, provided support to social media and website content, wrote and edited press releases, responded to email and website inquiries.

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GVSU Film/Video Alumni Chapter Intern

GVSU Film/Video Alumni Chapter Intern

Danielle
Major: Film & Video The largest project I had during the internship was creating a video for the Dirk Koning Scholarship. The Dirk Koning Scholarship assists students in the film/video program who are creating works that contribute to the improvement of society. I worked in every process of pre-production, production, and post-production, along with the guidance of the alumni board. My other tasks consisted of running the alumni social media pages, creating alumni profiles for the GV website, and promoting events. Each of the board members took me under their wing and helped me develop new skills in their fields of focus.

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Sport Specialist Intern

Sport Specialist Intern

Rachel
Major: Sports Leadership Concussion form data collection and computer input, staff meetings, program migration, inventory management, volunteer organization, forming league teams, budget evaluation and forecasting.

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Detroit Public Television Internship

Detroit Public Television Internship

Brandon
Major: Film & Video Kept time as Assistant Director for both weekly shows, MiWeek and American Black Journal, as well as Live Pledge Events and Roadshows (a YouTube link for the American Black Journal Detroit 67 Roadshow, an hour long special which I kept time for, can be found below). Attended DPTV events for set-up, tear down, and helping run the events themselves (such as Kids Club Live in Royal Oak where I was in charge of the costumed characters that would come out to greet kids).

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Jena Weir Sales Internship

Jena Weir Sales Internship

Aubrey
Major: Communications As an intern, I made cold calls daily trying to market for Jena Weir Sales and increase sales to several different stores. I also created "Where to buy Lists" to target stores who could potentially want to sell Jena's products in their own stores.

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The Washington Center Experience

The Washington Center Experience

Hannah
Major: Political Science I was tasked to locate balanced on clients accounts, look up the expense report for each, request bills and medical records, request lien breakdowns from insurance companies, check on status of personal injury protection, draft documents for the requests I made, and at times speak with clients. I was also given the opportunity to sit in on different court dates, help prepare for trial, sit in on new client meetings, and sit in on pre trial or settlement meetings.

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State House Campaigning

State House Campaigning

Andrew
Major: Political Science While knocking doors was the vast majority of our responsibility, we also worked on earning endorsements, sending out press releases, creating and designing literature, submitting financial reports, event planning, and volunteer organization.

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Minor League Baseball Grounds Crew Intern

Minor League Baseball Grounds Crew Intern

Lee
Major: Sports Leadership Game days I am at the field for about 9 to 14 hours depending on the start of the game. I would either mow, clean and drag the infield, or do clay work in the morning. Set up batting practice, water the infield, fill in divots, other small things to pass the time. After that set up for the game and drag the infield at the end of the 3rd and 6th innings. After the game I patch up the clay areas that get used and do other general clean up.

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My Intern Experience in IT & Development

My Intern Experience in IT & Development

Connor
Major: Information Systems My tasks started with assisting our managed IT clients with basic computer troubleshooting and network installations as well as server management. I was involved in several networking projects. For example, I routed cables in drop ceilings, terminated wire ends with ethernet connections, mounted access points and/or cameras. Later, I was soon thrown into web development projects after I showed work from my senior project and have continued in learning more web development skills.

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Benton Harbor/Saint Joseph YMCA

Benton Harbor/Saint Joseph YMCA

Ryan
Major: Sports Leadership I Worked in the areas of administration, maintenance, personal training, youth sports, day camp, and worked closely with youth director and sports director. Some of my responsibilities included working on marketing for personal trainers, revising their EAP, working with maintenance to design better cleaning practices, help supervise weight/cardio rooms, and worked at summer day camp as a counselor.

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An Experience to Remember

An Experience to Remember

Sharnell
Major: Liberal Studies During this internship, I was a sales rep for Oakland University. I was responsible for going to 30 or more businesses a day trying to get them to buy some type of advertisement from the company.

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Advertising Agency Experience

Advertising Agency Experience

Megan
Major: Advertising & Public Relations I worked in the Detroit office where I worked closely on kicking off and managing Buick projects, prepared image assets and copy documents for GMC and Buick websites, and researched/generated ideas for a Goodyear case study.

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Internship with Heartland Hospice

Internship with Heartland Hospice

Elizabeth
Major: Liberal Studies As a hospice volunteer, I was asked to attend weekly Interdisciplinary Group meetings (IDG) to stay current on the status of patients. This included new patients, those who were nearing the end of life and those who had died since the previous meeting. I attended two senior expos where I was asked to assist in sharing information with the public about services provided by Heartland and to educate people about the importance of making end-of-life decisions before a health crisis or terminal diagnosis presents itself. Hospice care isn't only about dying--it's about fully living the remaining days of one's life. I was treated as a member of the team and was involved with home visits to patients and their families, as well as to families whose loved one had recently died. I was part of a small team which coordinated with a local grief support organization to develop a gardening project for children in mourning. This was a summer-long project in which children attended sessions to plant, tend and grow flowers and vegetables as a mechanism for grieving.

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Tapping the Hidden Passion

Tapping the Hidden Passion

Chit Zin
Major: Information Systems Tasks I have involved: " Activate Directory configuration for policy " Test Access control profile of Palo Alto firewall " User Access deployment " Writing script " Observe testing of Wildfire feature to forward suspicious file in traffic to Palo Alto lab " Testing Workspace as cloud based client " Learn how to troubleshoot PostgreSQL server and grant user limited access to specific tables " Check the URL filtering policy applied to Amazon workspaces instances " Certificate management of Windows system on Amazon workspaces server " Configure Amazon IAM " Configure the Amazon API Gateway I mainly involved in infrastructure development projects. My first project with cloud systems engineers, on standardizing user access control by using Active Directory configuration. This allowed me to observe the active directory on Amazon web service has the equal abilities to the locally hosted server. Beside it needs some caveats in configuration, it has major advantages in eliminating overhead without forgoing redundancy and performance. This assured me that the cloud-based infrastructure was fully dependable and increasingly become the option for new days' business with dynamic environment. Another project I worked on was creating parallel patching script for open sources. I used python and bash shell for this project. This project helped me reinvigorated my knowledge on scripting and horned my skill in debugging. The last project that I involved was developing Amazon lambda function to run and stop the EC2 instances.

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Fáilte go hÉireann (Welcome to Ireland)

Fáilte go hÉireann (Welcome to Ireland)

Gerrit
Major: Allied Health Science I worked on a wide variety of tasks and projects in my time at TURAS. My supervisor aptly said that there is no such thing as a 'typical day at TURAS.' Each day had different tasks to complete and matters to attend to. My role on paper was to help the Tutors, but this took on many forms. I often supervised breaks, sat in on sessions, and prepared rooms for sessions, but I also served as a photographer and cameraman on occasion, helped students write their resumes, and even helped to carry boats that the students made from scratch.

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Gateway to learning Electronics

Gateway to learning Electronics

Brad
Major: Engineering - Electrical The electronics lab was responsible for a large portion of the testing equipment used on the production floor. The most popular testing unit is known as the "lunch box" these are small boxes that allow the user to power a tail lamp and test the functionality of each lamp. Each of the boxes are built for a specific model of lamp, meaning that there are hundreds scattered around the plant. I was given the task to build these as well as maintain them when they broke. I also build more advanced testing units known as "smart lamps" these lamps allowed for individual LED control and were programmed with a micro controller. Throughout this rotation I specifically worked on the Ford Edge and the Ford Mustang.

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Interning for The Black Sheep

Interning for The Black Sheep

Emily
Major: Writing For this internship, I wrote weekly articles to The Black Sheep's standards and helped promote them on social media.

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Regional Intern

Regional Intern

Dayna
Major: Political Science As an intern in the Rochester office, I was tasked with answering phones, sending emails, going through newspapers and pulling out interesting stories/events, processing business cards, outreach programs and writing letters to individuals who are being recognized for an accomplishment or a promotion.

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Wilderness Tripping Leader

Wilderness Tripping Leader

Kat
Major: Sports Leadership I was responsible for planning and leading a 14 day backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park in the waters of Lake Superior. I planned a program for my participants that was focused around self and group awareness growth goals. I maintained the health and safety of the group during the trip and provided a foundation that fostered self-sufficiency among the participants. Off trail, I completed property maintenance, gear repair and various community tasks as needed.

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Small Business Experience Matters Too

Small Business Experience Matters Too

Julia
Major: Advertising & Public Relations Besides every day basic tasks like: checking all the social media and brief customer service, we did two projects during my internship. The first was a Mother's Day marketing project where we promoted a sale on our special Spring tote bags. The second is currently in production, and it is the story of Porteen Gear. IT will be a long video, and a series of short ones, going over the impact Porteen Gear has had on its employees, customers, and venders.

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GVSU Athletics Intern

GVSU Athletics Intern

Caity
Major: Sports Leadership We were responsible of running all the promotions during the sporting events at GVSU. We also helped promote and market the games to the students as well as the community outside of GV.

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ME 2017 First Coop

ME 2017 First Coop

Tim
Major: Engineering - Mechanical Primary projects i worked on were two innovation projects, some quality testing for various programs, and a wide variety of miscellaneous non-PDP development.

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