IYRS Marine Systems Externship: Andy Smith


We finally got him! By his own admission, Michigan native Andy Smith had known about IYRS for about ten years before the time became right for him to pursue an IYRS education.

This past March, Andy came to IYRS School of Marine Systems with a variety of skill and ability, which would help him succeed in the program. For example, Andy previously had taken classes in electrical, drafting, technical drawing and he’s worked on motorcycle and automotive engines.

Andy will be taking his talents and newfound marine systems education to Surfside Beach, Texas where he will be on an externship with Extreme Marine.

About Extreme Marine:
Extreme Marine Service is a full service marine repair company, offering a wide array of boating services from a simple inspection, to the complete rebuilding or installation of engines. Located in Surfside Beach, TX we are a fully mobile company and can come to you! Servicing customers from Galveston to Brazoria County, we guarantee to provide you with the highest quality of service with unmatched value and dependability.


IYRS School of Marine Systems students work with the career services team at IYRS to secure a one-month externship that fits their career goals, which they must complete before graduating from the program. Additionally, throughout the 6-month program IYRS students are prepared to identify internship opportunities, develop job search skills, learn industry research methods, write a resume, develop interviewing skills, and learn valuable networking skills.