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Kaiser Permanente

Training and Development Intern

May - August 2017 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I liked that it was an engaging internship. It didn't just throw me into doing my work but rather, I got to work alongside other people who needed my help and meet students like myself along the way. I was never bored.

What I wish was different

The way my job was structured. I worked in a secluded area so I didn't always get the chance to see my cohorts except during special events or meetings.

Advice

Be prepared for anything! You won't always get to choose the job you want so my best advice is to push through and make the most of any position you land.
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NFS Intern

May - August 2018 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

The experience helped me tremendously not only professionally but personally as well. We received hands-on training from our manager, and co-workers. I got to work on several projects and make a wonderful impact. Every day was filled with learning and growth.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Ask for additional assignments or responsibilities to help out. You never know what else you can be doing.
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Delivery System Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Rockville, MD

What I liked

- Some of the nicest people I've ever met - Internship cohort programs were fun - Lots of networking opportunities - Great exposure to both a major healthcare system and the business side - Internship program gives you exposure to the COO, President of the Region, and even the national CEO - Traveled (by car) to different offices

What I wish was different

- For some interns, there is no set plan at the beginning of the internship. It's best to get assigned a project at first and build off that - Had a lot of idle time

Advice

Make sure you set a clear plan with your supervisor at first for what your summer will consist of (deliverables)
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research intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

One thing I enjoyed greatly was having the opportunity to see different parts of large healthcare company.

What I wish was different

Because of where I was in my experience in research, I really did not have the opportunity to be fully exposed to all of the projects that were being done. Also, because research projects take some time to get off the ground, I really did not have time to fully invest into the projects in development.

Advice

Once you're in your internship or job, keep the same energy you had when you were trying to get the job and apply it to the work you do everyday.
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Volunteer

November 2015 • Downey, CA

What I liked

Helping children and seeing a smile on their face.

What I wish was different

Nothing, everything is great

Advice

Be patient and ready to work
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Lake Oswego, OR

What I liked

I learned a lot! I was working with a bunch of really cool (although slightly old) technology. It was great experience, and I learned way more than I would have in any class. They had SVPs and other higher ups give weekly talks to just interns, which were great to listen to. Overall, every level of leadership at KP was very involved with everyone (even us lowly interns) and had a clear direction of where they wanted to lead the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked in a team-based environment. I was on a team, but I was working on a separate project with only one other developer who was off-shore. The project was created to help the main team so it felt good helping, but it would've been much better if I had been working with everyone around me.

Advice

Programming isn't just coding. The lead developer I was working with would give me an article to read everyday to boost my knowledge about what was going on in the programs I was working on that I wouldn't have picked up by myself. Also, talk to your manager about areas of improvement. Ask and you will receive!
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Strategic Finance Intern

June - August 2018 • Oakland, CA

What I liked

During my internship for Kaiser Permanente's Treasury Department, I enjoyed being to utilize the fundamentals I have learned in my SMC courses through hands on experience. I was given so many responsibilities and tasks that I never thought I would have during my undergrad. I also had a great mentor and supervisor during my internship who took me under their wings and taught me the ins and outs of Kaiser. I was also able to network with not only other KP Launch interns, but also with several Kaiser employees who took genuine interest in what I wanted to do in my future career.

What I wish was different

I ended up having to split my internship into two offices, one in Oakland and the other in Pleasanton, which made networking with Kaiser employees difficult in the beginning. However, during my last week, my supervisor let me take some time to network only and to attend some of the office events/celebrations which was nice.

Advice

I would advise every student, business major or not, to take on an internship during at least two of your summers as an undergraduate student. You are learning so much material and gaining the experience that you would never get inside of a classroom. This is also not only an awesome resume builder, but you get to expand your network at such a young age when people want to reach out and help in any way they can. Take advantages of the resources offered to you and learn about careers that you never thought about.
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CNA

September 2018 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

Friendly

What I wish was different

More pay

Advice

Pay raise
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Pharmacy Volunteer

June 2011 - August 2016 • Honolulu, HI

What I liked

I was able to receive the maximum amount of on-hand volunteer work as I was able to as a volunteer. I learned a lot about drugs and which classifications are which as well as a general layout of various outpatient pharmacy settings.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to be an intern so that I would be able to get more hands on experience with the profession.

Advice

I would recommend to get as much experience in the field of your interest as possible to see if it really is the right profession for you.
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IT Intern

May - August 2018 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

Fantastic company; great values, great people!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Data Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Walnut Creek, CA

What I liked

As an Intern- I loved the experience I had in understanding what kind of IT roles come into play in the health field. I also got accepted into Kaiser's summer CIO presentation and presented to the CIO. I got to wear many hats and learned so many skills outside of my job description. I had fun and got A LOT of swag. I got to network with VPs and made new connections on my LinkedIn. Overall, I feel like I grew as a person as well as a Kaiser intern. The amount of attention they give to their interns shows how important and serious they take their IT program. In the end, I felt so appreciated and felt that I made a difference even though I was learning new things every day.

What I wish was different

I wish my commute was not an hour each way.

Advice

Even if you feel under qualified, you should still apply for the position. The worst that will happen is not landing the job. The world won't end.
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Total Compensation Intern

June - August 2016 • Oakland, CA

What I liked

Established internship program, intern events, exposure to Kaiser as a whole

What I wish was different

Younger demographic

Advice

Older demographic at the company, most likely will be the youngest in department
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Research Intern

June - August 2017 • Honolulu, HI

What I liked

The mentors are amazing and truly want you to succeed. The content was also interesting as I was taught both context and how to find information for myself. There were also many opportunities to network and meet amazing people (and learn about amazing places).

What I wish was different

It was a little unorganized at times. Having a clearer plan and schedule would be helpful, as well as a possible mediator between us and the medical advisor.

Advice

Make a timeline for yourself and stick to it.
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Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The people were always willing to help and super kind.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more projects at the beginning.

Advice

Be yourself.
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Business Systems Analyst

June - September 2018 • Hillsboro, OR

What I liked

I like the industry experiance that I gained from the internship. I learned the direction that I would like to move for a future career.

What I wish was different

I wish that I took an internship in more of an business type roll.

Advice

Work hard, and make a good impression.
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Occupancy Planning intern

May - August 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

The people there were great and they trusted me to get the work done without hovering.

What I wish was different

It was a long drive every day so something closer to Fort Collins would have been better.

Advice

Just go for it! Putting yourself out there and trying something new is worth it.
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Volunteer intern

October 2017 • Moreno Valley, CA

What I liked

Being in a professional setting and helping.

What I wish was different

Getting more hands on experience.

Advice

If you’re in the health field, volunteer as soon as you can to help boost your resume!
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Public Affairs Intern

June - August 2018 • Downey, CA

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with and their commitment to my general growth, not just the work that I did. I also appreciate the ability to do projects that I wanted to do and learn more about my own interests.

What I wish was different

Advice

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