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Mercy Health

Investments Intern

May - August 2021 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The culture was a great fit. Everyone was willing to help me learn.

What I wish was different

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Patient Care Assistant

April 2020 - August 2021 • Anderson Township, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed getting the experience working in a hospital environment. As a nursing major, being comfortable on the floor with hospital machinery and documentation is extremely important.

What I wish was different

I had issues with the management at Mercy Health that ultimately led me to switch to a different hospital system. I wish that all the managers were consistent with rules and that the company had more respect for their employees and not just the patients.

Advice

Take in-college work experiences with a grain of salt. Not every work environment will be the same. If you have a bad experience do not be afraid to move on and keep trying; it does not mean that you are in the wrong field. College/ early post-graduation years are times of learning.
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Comfort care volunteer

August 2019 - May 2020 • Youngstown, OH

What I liked

I got to help out the nurses by giving patients fresh water and snacks if they wanted it. It felt really great to be helping out and volunteering for a great cause.

What I wish was different

I wish COVID didn’t happen because then I could have stayed and volunteered even longer.

Advice

Volunteering at hospitals is a great way to help out your community and start networking!
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Patient Care Assistant

May 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

It was my first experience working in healthcare. I enjoy the scheduling flexibility during the academic semester.

What I wish was different

Advice

This was also my first experience in a professional position. Be prepared to represent your faith and school in a Christ-honoring way.
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Registered Nurse

July 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I love being a nurse! Mercy is a great system to work with and he nurses on my floor are amazing at teamwork and education

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to shadow in more hospitals in my area to better know what my options were

Advice

Always interview even if you aren’t sure about a position. It will help you to get a better feel for it and it’s good practice!
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Patient Care Associate

May 2019 • Youngstown, OH

What I liked

Getting experience for my future career as a nurse!

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Volunteer at hospital

May 2019 • Loves Park, IL

What I liked

I got to work the front desk at the NICU and was able to work in the ER stocking medical carts and cleaning rooms.

What I wish was different

I wish I could volunteer more throughout the hospital and not just in one area.

Advice

One piece of advice would be to make sure you always are respectful of people’s privacy especially working in the medical field.
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Anesthesia Tech

June 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Always learning

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

OR is a very fast paced environment! Don’t expect to sit!
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Patient Transporter

May 2019 • Lima, OH

What I liked

I liked the experience of being able to work in each department and interact with different patients!

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Marketing Intern

December 2017 • Toledo, OH

What I liked

This was great professional experience! I was the first intern to hold this position, so I was really able to build and construct the position to what I thought would be most beneficial to my long-term career. I was able to learn more about both the marketing and communications involved with the healthcare industry, and really got to see what marketing looks like on a day-to-day basis. Great first internship.

What I wish was different

There were some aspects that seemed a little redundant - most days involved many of the same tasks. Overall, though, there were often events that helped break up the day and let me spend some time away from my desk.

Advice

Be sure you have a solid understanding on time management, organization, and communication. There are often projects with hard deadlines, overlapping projects, and hundreds of people you have to contact to keep everything straight. Keep careful track of your endeavors to ensure you're fulfilling the job to your fullest potential.
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Radiation Therapist

July 2018 • Lima, OH

What I liked

That I was able to find a job right away after graduation.

What I wish was different

Started applying to jobs sooner...pregraduatio

Advice

Apply for jobs right away even before you officially graduate
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Project Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Everyone in the department truly cares about the patient experience and they are all really helpful when I first started. I got to conduct a lot of site visits to better understand the processes. My supervisor was very helpful and always gave me good feedback when I need it.

What I wish was different

This is the first year that Mercy is doing an internship program and they just finished the merger. So follow-up after the program could be better developed to retain talents.

Advice

Always ask questions and be willing to learn.
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