CAS Intern of the Week: Carl Munson
by: CAS Staff on Wednesday July 18, 2012
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Name: Carl Munson
Hometown: Eaton Rapids, MI
Major: BS in Media and Communication Technology and a BA in Finance
Graduation Date: December 2012
Company/organization of internship: Whirlpool Corporation
Location of internship: St Joseph, MI
Amount of time at internship: Full Time; Summer 2012
How did you hear about this opportunity?
I first considered Whirlpool when I attended MSU's Diversity Career Fair. I just happened to see their information booth set up and I walked over to check it out.
How do/did you like the internship?
The internship has been going great so far! Whirlpool has ample opportunities to help us develop ourselves while also having fun in the process. I have encountered a lot of challenges so far.
What are/were your responsibilities?
I am currently involved with the SG&A finance group, which for the non finance people, SG&A has to do with costs that are not manufacturing related. I have been given a large scale project that involves re-shaping a process involved with phone charges within the company.
How did the internship prepare you for your career?
I have mostly learned a lot about how to communicate in corporate america. No matter what your function is, the most important aspect of your job is how you involve yourself with the people surrounding you. This is especially true at Whirlpool, being a global company.
What are you learning/did you learn from your internship?
I think that in addition to my answer above, I would say that it has been extremely rewarding to run a project that a full-timer would have worked on. This instills a large amount of responsibility and worthiness. I feel important within the organization.
Would you recommend this internship to other students?
I would definitely recommend looking into Whirlpool, there are many opportunities available.