CONNECTIONS FALL 2017
JOB FOR A WEEK
Just over 100 HCHS students seized the opportunity during last year’s Winterim, and everyone who tried it seemed grateful for the chance, even recommending it highly to their fellow schoolmates.
“I would definitely encourage others to look for a really good internship,” says Adrian Huizenga ’17, who interned with a music therapist at Spectrum Health. “Even if it’s not exactly in your field, it can really help broaden your horizon, and you might find something that interests you.”
“Even if you’re positive you’re going to go into something, just do an internship anyways,” adds Madison Palmatier ’17, who interned with WJQK, a Zeeland-based Christian radio station. “You might not only change your mind, you could also totally solidify that thought, and then you have references to take from it—and you have that experience to put on resumes and use as you pursue that career for yourself.”
Colleges and businesses are looking more and more for students who have gone through internships—preferring them over grades or participation in other college programs.