For over two decades, SonSet Solutions has been offering hands-on spring break opportunities for college students. These have included projects in computer science, engineering, and digital media. Working alongside our staff, students take on technical projects that help them discover how their skills can be used in ministry.
Our spring break program is expanding this year—we will host students from eight colleges: Cedarville University, California Polytechnic University – Pomona, Calvin College, John Brown University, Grove City College, Indiana University South Bend, LeTourneau University, and Taylor University. Projects include involvement in technologies such as high-power shortwave radio, satellite communications, solar energy, equipment power protection, remote water pump monitoring, as well as computer upgrades, and improvements to the Nikkel Media Center. SonSet Solutions also offers internships which are 10-16 week commitments. These are hands-on internships where students not only work directly with design tools but are responsible for the design, typically from concept to production of a prototype.
During the summer, students attend a technical seminar series where they are exposed to diverse areas of technology. Each intern is assigned a mentor who will help them focus on their personal and professional development. Some graduating students have become interested in pursuing technical missions even further. SonSet Solutions offers an apprenticeship program for recent college graduates who are considering missions as a career. The goal of the program is to prepare a recent college graduate to become the ideal missionary candidate. When they complete the program, they are free to apply to any ministry for full-time service.
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