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First Internship Poster Forum a Great Success

Twenty students from the construction, turfgrass, and power equipment/hydraulics programs presented posters documenting their internship activities in an open forum held in the Shisler Conference Center Ballroom. Approximately 60 students attended, giving many first-year students a good idea of what internships entail and the possibilities that are out there. Four employers (Kokosing, ProVia, Marker, and Litho) who hosted interns were also in attendance. As attendees stopped to view posters, interns explained what their internships consisted of and some of the things they learned — including things they didn't expect to learn, like dealing with different social dynamics within a work crew. 

Professors Robby Frutchy, Ben King and Ed Nangle worked with Denise Rotavera-Krain to develop the event, which they hope will become an annual activity with even more students and employers participating.

Mahalia Paulus group
Turfgrass major Mahaley Nemtuda explains her duties at Barrington Golf Club and Westbrook Country Club to Robby Frutchey. Landen Paulus was one of three students who interned with Kokosing this summer. A group of students stops to talk to Hayden Macko about his internship at Isleworth Country Club.