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Students Gain a Competitive Advantage Through Internship Experiences

Published Wednesday, October 10, 2018

According to a recent Gallup poll, the number one thing employers want most in a new hire is an internship or one-the-job experience. So, why not start now? Information and connections gained through Community Promise or an internship facilitated by Kirkwood Workplace Learning Connection are great places to start. Two area high school students are headed in the right direction after exploring their career interests this summer at Marion Process Solutions.

Marion Process Solutions specializes in the design and manufacturing of custom horizontal mixers in support of the food, chemical, mineral, plastics, and biomass markets.

“I didn’t expect a manufacturing facility to be so clean and professional,” said Marion Independent High School student Tyler Rosenthal. “It’s been a fun experience observing and learning about production and fabrication here.” Rosenthal hopes to be invited back to Marion Process Solutions to work throughout the school year and especially over the holidays. An internship while in high school can help validate career aspirations, “After this experience I know for sure I want to do this type of work in the future,” said Rosenthal.

Brody Livermore is a student at Linn Mar High School and was part of the Marion Process Solutions Engineering team this summer. Livermore expressed similar sentiments as Rosenthal, “The entire team was professional, friendly and helped to teach me the software they use.” While Livermore is still considering which college to attend beyond high school, his internship helped to make his career path clear.

Community Promise connects students with real careers. Students and parents can learn more by exploring CommunityPromise.org. Here you will find several resources to learn about our business partners and unique careers that you might not even know exist in our community. Check it out and tell us how we can help you take the next step.

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