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Source: Brad Kramer, 785-532-5606, bradleyk@k-state.edu
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http://www.amisuccess.com
News release prepared by: Lea Studer, 785-532-3432, lstuder@amisuccess.com

Friday, Feb. 4, 2011

STUDENTS HONING JOB SKILLS THROUGH INTERN PROGRAM AT ADVANCED MANUFACTURING INSTITUTE

MANHATTAN -- Kansas State University students are putting their career skills to work as interns for K-State's Advanced Manufacturing Institute.

The institute has selected 13 students to participate in its intern program for the spring 2011 semester.

"In a competitive job market internships are crucial in helping college students land their first job," said Brad Kramer, director of the Advanced Manufacturing Institute. "AMI's intern program provides students the opportunity to work with professionals in their field, work on client projects and meet potential employers. This experience gives them insight into their future career and helps them know what to expect when they join the work force."

"As a marketing intern I have been able to use a variety of job skills in the projects I have worked on at the Advanced Manufacturing Institute," said Katie Cox, senior in marketing, Wichita. "I'm confident that my internship has better prepared me for the business world and provided me opportunities that wouldn't have been possible without this experience."

Also serving as Advanced Manufacturing Institute interns this semester are:

Daniel Maslen, senior in chemical engineering, Arkansas City; Spencer Kaufman, junior in mechanical engineering, Dodge City; Keith Simmons, senior in mechanical engineering, Erie.

From Greater Kansas City: Liz Sullivan, senior in mass communications, Leawood; Lauren Porterfield, senior in mass communications, Overland Park; and Mike Michalski, junior in mechanical engineering, Shawnee.

Jennifer Sebree, master's student in business administration, Manhattan; Brian Busenitz, senior in mechanical engineering, Newton; Emily Loughary, master's student in business administration, Paxico; Jacob Benteman, senior in mechanical engineering, Waterville; and Ben Robinson master's student in business administration, Wichita.

From out of state: Josh Ogle, senior in biological systems engineering, Hopkins, Mo.

The Advanced Manufacturing Institute is a part of the K-State College of Engineering. It is a Kansas Technology Enterprise Corporation Center of Excellence that provides engineering and business services. More information about the institute is available online at http://www.amisuccess.com.