Monday, October 17, 2016

October Intern of the Month

Jerry Jansen is a senior at Ashland University studying Supply Chain & Business Management & Information Systems. During the Summer of 2016, Jerry worked as the Materials Management Intern & Senior Buyer for ShurTech Brands. This internship gave Jerry a challenging experience that allowed him to do real work that he can apply to his later career.

During his internship, Jerry was given a huge role to fill that gave him a lot of valuable experience. The full-time senior buyer had to go on medical leave, so Jerry had to continue to maintain high fill rates and great service for ShurTech Brands in place of the full-time member. Jerry's experience required him to use the SAP system to schedule supply and demand of products and communicate with suppliers to ensure products were being delivered properly. This role allowed Jerry to demonstrate and strengthen many transferable skills such as management, communication, and leadership.

Jerry thinks that looking for an internship early is very important for all students. Even if companies might not be looking for something particular to you, there may be opportunities if you do a little digging. At the least, you gain valuable experience speaking to recruiters and networking yourself. Jerry also mentioned "Internships are meant to help prepare you for a potential future job. Get outside your comfort zone and don't be afraid to ask questions or ask for help." This is a great point. An internship is meant to challenge you so that you can learn. Making mistakes is okay, that will lead you to success in the future when it really matters.

We appreciate your effort Jerry and wish the best of luck to you in your future. Thank you for supporting Career Services and representing your fellow students.

If you are interested in applying to be our next Intern of the Month click here to apply.

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