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Internships and Mentoring

Internships and mentoring provide an excellent and cost effective way to support the Aquinas mission. These experiences prepare students for the post-graduation world. And companies benefit from the can-do attitude of Aquinas students.
In talking with corporate recruiters, several common themes emerge about Aquinas graduates. Most importantly, the students have tremendous enthusiasm and team-building skills. Corporate recruiters tell us that our graduates are top performers and exhibit leadership and business savvy. Aquinas students are encouraged our students to think creatively when solving problems and to identify solutions to keep companies on the cutting-edge.
Employers are under no obligation to offer permanent positions to their interns, but internships provide an excellent opportunity for organizations to get to know potential employees and determine if a student might be a good fit. These young men and women also bring a fresh perspective to the work environment.
If you would like to provide an internship or mentor an Aquinas student, please contact Dr. Ali Erhan, Director of Corporate Relations at (616) 632-2819. He will work with Career Services to create a win-win situation.
By offering internships and mentoring experiences to Aquinas students, your organization will be joining some of the most successful and dynamic firms in the country:
All Parts Amway (formerly Access Business Group)
Athletic Advantage, Inc. BDO Seidman
Beene Garter LLP Blanford Nature Center
Broadway Theatre Guild Burglar Advertising
Catholic Social Services Center Plate
Deloitte Detroit Tigers
Fifth Third Bank Foremost Insurance
Fox 17 Gerald R. Ford Federal Museum
Grand Rapids Art Museum Grand Rapids Business Journal
Grand Rapids Griffins Grand Rapids Magazine
Hackley Hospital Rehabilitation Services Haworth
Hospice of Holland Home J.A. Francis & Associates, Inc.
Kent County American Red Cross Kent County Juvenile Court
Metro Health Michigan State University
Migrant Legal Assistance Project Miramar Films
Office of the United States Attorney General On-The-Town Magazine
Orlando Magic Pine Rest Christian Health Services
Public Museum of Grand Rapids St. Mary's Hospital
61st District Court SMG - Van Andel Arena
Spectrum Hospital Steelcase
The Grand Rapids Press United States Export Assistance Center
United States Post Office West Michigan White Caps
WGRD 97.9FM WLHT 95.7FM - Michigan Media
21st Century Learning Center Business Update Publications
New View Media Porter Hills Village
Seyferth Spaulding Tennyson Inc. Independent Bank
Gezon Motors The International Partnership for Service-Learning
New York Media Experience FM 93.1 WDRQ
Meritage Hospitality Group/Wendy's of West Michigan Department of the U.S. Navy
Entertainment Employment Journal Trade Network Inc.
Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth Michigan Medical, P.C.
Wood TV YMCA of the Rockies
Grand Rapids Children's Museum GYMCO Sports
Acton Institute D.A. Blodgett Services for Children and Families
Internal Revenue Service International Radio & Television Society Foundation
Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America Pulte Homes
Vilar Institute for the Arts Interlochen Center for the Arts
Office of State Representative Jerry Kooiman Battle Creek Yankees
British Council United States Cambridge Educational Services
Cuyahoga Valley National Park Association Girl Scouts of Michigan Trails
The Intersection The Juilliard School
Michigan Farm Bureau Prairie Wetlands Learning Center
Universal Forest Products A.E. Schwartz & Associates
Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Christian Reformed Church in North America