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DSU graduate student inspires peers to pursue FedEx internship

By March 26, 2024Career Services
Peter Asiegbu, a graduate student at Delta State University, speaks to current undergraduates about his experience as an intern for FedEx.

CLEVELAND, Miss. — Peter Asiegbu, a graduate student at Delta State University, recently returned to campus as the university’s representative for the FedEx Internal Audit Internship Program. As a current intern serving as a junior auditor at FedEx, Asiegbu shared his experiences and encouraged fellow DSU students to seize the opportunity to participate in the prestigious program.

The FedEx Internal Audit Internship Program selects only four interns annually from universities across the region, including institutions such as the University of Memphis, Christian Brothers University, University of Mississippi, and Mississippi State University. Delta State University boasts a proud history of success in securing coveted positions within the program.

Asiegbu, originally from Imo State in the eastern part of Nigeria, was selected as a FedEx Internal Audit Intern in the Fall of 2023 and has since been actively engaged with the company. Reflecting on his journey, Asiegbu said, “My inspiration to pursue the internship is born out of the desire to experience the workings of big and successful corporations like FedEx. Back home in Nigeria, FedEx shares a color (orange) with my former employer Guaranty Trust Bank. That excited me even more.”

Currently pursuing an MBA in Management Information Systems, Asiegbu expressed the satisfaction he has found in his role within the FedEx Internal Audit department. He said, “Working in the department has been fulfilling. I have had opportunities to work with highly experienced professionals with many years of experience, sit with senior vice presidents in meetings, and tour FedEx facilities to understand the workings and processes. I’m currently assigned to an audit project working with a team.”

Asiegbu credited his professors and mentors at Delta State for their support and guidance throughout his journey. “I give credit to my Business Intelligence lecturer Dr. Syed Raza and my Managerial Economics professor Dr. Conrad Puozaa for their encouragement. Also, I have to thank Director of Career Services Nakikke Wallace for preparing me for the interview process,” he said.

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