Jim Ingersoll, a 24-year old senior in organizational
leadership and supervision, knew he would need to distinguish
himself from other students seeking a job in his field.
His chosen path to what he hopes will be career success
was an internship.
“The competition for a student first getting
out of college is at its highest,” he said. “Most
jobs are looking for not only a degree, but some sort
of experience as well.”
Ingersoll was turned on to internships by a student
presentation in one of his classes. His peer’s
description of internships’ benefits sent him
immediately to the Office of Career Development, where
he researched various LaPorte County companies, finding
an ideal -- and paid -- position as an area supervisor
intern for Howmet Castings, an Alcoa company in LaPorte.
“This internship at Howmet has given me a chance
to gain that experience I need to be successful and
help me learn things that I can’t learn at school,”
Ingersoll said. “It gives me a true ‘hands-on’
approach to business.”
Following graduation, Jim was hired full-time as the
Supervisor for Howmet Castings' La Porte location.
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