Westar Energy found its name among international brands like Boeing and Nickelodeon when Valut.com announced its 2016 Internship Rankings recently. Westar Energy earned top honors for Quality of Life and for providing the best intern experience in the energy industry. “Westar’s intern program helps us attract smart, capable employees eager to serve our customers,” said Mark Ruelle, Westar Energy president and CEO. “We get energized by these students and what we can learn from and teach them when they spend a few months of their education with Westar. The Vault ranking is special because it means Westar interns found their time with us valuable.”
In giving Westar top marks for Quality of Life, interns told Vault that the company is filled with “numerous great and knowledgeable people” who are “willing to teach you and help you along the way” — “you are surrounded by people trying to help you succeed.” In addition, the “hours are flexible,” you’re “given the ability to work on projects by yourself,” and people “respect your opinion and work.”
This year 55 interns from across the country joined Westar to gain experience in trades such as line work and professions ranging from engineering and accounting to communications and human resources. While most interns join the Westar team for the summer, the company also offers internships during the school year.
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Intern and career opportunities at Westar can be found at www.WestarEnergy.com/careers.