Here at SFA, every student is given the opportunity to participate in a hands-on learning experience no matter their major. Experiences such as internships on campus or off, SFA students will be prepared for their real-world careers! This Summer, we have two of our very own Jack Walkers participating in summer internships back in their hometowns! Here is what Joshua and Kayla have to say about their hands-on learning experience so far:
I’m interning at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant in Glen Rose, Texas in their environmental department! I got recruited by the company towards the beginning of the semester and went through a formal application and interview process since then. I have learned so much in the field that helps keep me motivated in my classes! This includes site analysis, species studies, testing biochemical oxygen demand to gauge the population of an area... basically to ensure that the plant runs at its optimum efficiency without hindering the surrounding environment and that the natural environment doesn’t hinder the plant’s function. It’s a very hands-on position and this is a company I will look to work for in the future! Getting a glimpse of what my future can look like only gets me more excited for the fall! It is a paid position so it definitely benefits me throughout the months where I am not working as much! All of your academic advisors recommend internships and this is why! You will grow so much with experience, and that is true for every field of study. I’m wishing everyone a fun and safe Summer! Axe ‘Em Jacks and #RushENV!!
P.S. Please note the cool hard hat and happy people I get to work with.
“I am interning at Mattress Firm this summer. I received my internship by attending the career fair back in the fall. I am learning sales techniques with a program that is one of the best in the nation. Besides selling mattresses I have multiple projects to execute with my group before the summer is over. These projects range from research to giving back to the community. At the end of the summer, they will name an Intern Of The Year and grant them with a scholarship. What’s awesome is that it’s a paid internship as well and those are hard to come by. I’m grateful to benefit financially this summer by this opportunity but also in the long run. My customer service, sales, and marketing skills are growing day by day. After this summer I will be trained to be a Manager with a job waiting for me when I graduate in December. Mattress Firm loves us Lumberjacks so check them out at the next career fair if you get a chance.”