2016 Summer Internship
Twelve undergraduate FSA student employees work full-time during summer session 2016 to develop a presentation that communicate, from their perspective, the FSA student employee experience. These students come from a variety of FSA services. The student interns were divided into four groups, each charged with developing a training session for student employees. The groups are Customer Service, Expectations in the Workplace, Student Employee Competencies and Customer Data and Analytics.
Meet the Interns
“I’ve learned a lot about professionalism and what you’re supposed to be doing as an employee. I’m also making a lot of good friends here and making some great connections.”
“I feel like there is certain skills, that I’ve gained here that I will not find anywhere else, working very closely with a group of people who are very diverse and very experienced and it’s a great learning experience.”
“One huge benefit of the summer panel is working with lots of people in FSA all throughout campus. You get great experiences with the mentors and you’re learning, not only how to do your job better but also how to help your coworkers do their job better.”
“This internship gave me the opportunity to learn more about public speaking and to be more confident in doing so. It also helped me build my teamwork skills by working with three other people in putting together our training presentation.”
“If there is a way to sum up my experience in this Summer Panel, it would be this: I have made friends, learned to work with people I may not have gotten along with, and developed skills and acquired assets that will allow me to further my future career path as a school counselor. This Panel allowed me to grow my character to a more empathetic, caring, and diligent person which I shall always appreciate when the opportunity is given to do so.”
“I’m able to see how the FSA works from the corporate end. I’m getting to know a lot of people and am making good connections. I also have an idea of what FSA is looking for in hiring students, so I am able to guide my friends and others into finding the right job for them within the company.”
“We learn a lot over the summer. My group is working on expectations in the workplace, so through research, I’ve been learning how to treat people with disabilities in the workplace.”
“It’s a great opportunity. It let’s me do a lot of new things that I cannot do during the semester since my job is in food service, so I am able to get the experience from both ends.”
"I learned to work as a team and give a proper presentation."
“I am happy that I had the opportunity to work with the panel this summer. I have gained interpersonal skills I will certainly take forward with me to future positions.”
“Participating in this panel really gave me the opportunity to work on my creativity and branch out from my regular FSA position.”
"This internship provided us with the tools to improve our career management skills. We were certainly given a challenge. However, we were able to complete our goals through immense teamwork and collaboration."