It's an intern's world

From left, Whirpool Corp. interns Arindam “Baba” Mukherjee, Paul Giessner, Zakia Barnes and Jessica Green are pictured Thursday at Whirlpool’s Global Headquarters.

BENTON HARBOR — Arindam Mukherjee didn’t know what Whirlpool was before applying for an internship there.

He said he noticed the circular Whirlpool Corp. logo at a booth set up at the engineering career fair his school was holding. Mukherjee, an aerospace engineering major entering his senior year at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, spoke to a few recruiters from the home appliance maker and agreed to apply for an internship.