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Radiology Admin

July - September 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

The work environment was really supportive and the people there were so friendly and fun to be around. It was very easy to become accustomed to the environment and people, I felt very comfortable, supported, and confident within this position almost immediately.

What I wish was different

The hours were too demanding for my school schedule, that's my only complaint!

Advice

Keep you mind and options open, you never know what kind of opportunities to develop and evolve will come your way
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Certified Nursing Assistant

February 2018 • Bemidji, MN

What I liked

They were very flexible with my hours so I could still enjoy my summer with family and friends.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Server Administration Intern

May - August 2018 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I loved being able to apply coursework to the real world. There are some experiences you just cannot simulate in a classroom environment. In addition, I received great advice from my manager in regards to professional development and navigating the professional workplace.

What I wish was different

I was uncertain of the specific duties and responsibilities of my position right away. I wish I would have gone in with a little more knowledge in this area. I believe this would have enabled me to hit the ground running at the start of my internship.

Advice

Be a pioneer. Don't wait for someone to tell you what to do. Don't be afraid to ask questions to learn how you can contribute to the team's efforts.
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nursing intern

June - August 2018 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

Being able to work with one nurse and learn from her and get to know the unit over the summer

What I wish was different

Floating to different units and seeing how they work/ the patients they see

Advice

If you have the opportunity to do an internship especially nursing, do it! You learn so much outside of the regular clinical hours during the semester and it’s more practice/great experience
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Nurse Intern

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I gained an amazing amount of experience and confidence.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been longer and that I could have had more than 40 hours per week.

Advice

I would encourage every nursing student to do an internship before graduation.
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Report Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I enjoyed the projects I was assigned. The hands-on experience with a company like Sanford Health is a great way to be confident that the Data Analytics field is right for me.

What I wish was different

I wish I could continue this internship throughout the school year.

Advice

You can't tell if you'll like your future job until you job shadow or get an internship.
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student nurse intern

June - August 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

was able to experience what is was like to be a nurse and gain new knowledge and skills

What I wish was different

explore different units

Advice

do it!! nice to gain more experience before graduation
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CNA

January 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

I liked working side-by-side with nurses. I learned a lot about what it is like working in a hospital, caring for multiple people at once, and treatment of different health problem.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to get more hours, but during the summer everyone wants to work.

Advice

Make sure you are able to commit to a schedule a month in advance and you are a very good communicator with managers.
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Marketing Research Intern

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I loved being able to work for such an amazing company that values work, the employees, and their customers. I was able to conduct research to help improve patient experience in the hospitals. I also ran a competitive brief on a weekly basis informing our team of what competitors in the health industry were doing.

What I wish was different

Sanford's internship system changed recently, where before they would have mini teams where you can get a full exposure to the marketing department. This year, the system only worked where I was placed in the research department. I was able to shadow other departments, but I would have loved it if I was exposed to the whole marketing department during my internship.

Advice

Do not be scared to step outside your comfort zone when applying for internships. I did not have much background on patient care / the health field when applying for this internship, but at the end I was able to get more experience with conducting research for a company and learning more about the healthcare industry!
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Pool Lifeguard

June - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I liked the flexible hours offered by Sanford. I had some service trips that they accommodated to which was very helpful. They were all very friendly and customer oriented as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Pre-Nursing Intern

June 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I loved the learning experience and how positive and accommodating the atmosphere was. I felt that the nurses on the floor were always willing to help me seek out new experiences and learn more about the field of nursing.

What I wish was different

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. This a perfect learning opportunity before you hit the working world! Always seek out experiences, and let others know what you would like to see/do so they can help be on the lookout!
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CNA

April 2018 • Chamberlain, SD

What I liked

The experience made it more likely for me to get into nursing school.

What I wish was different

The staff scheduling is terrible and we get a 2 day notice to work.

Advice

Working at this facility is not good but the pay is.
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Nursing Assistant

June 2018 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I like that it has been applicable to my educational track. I also have been able to network a great deal.

What I wish was different

12-hour shifts instead of 8-hour ones.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. The staff really want to help you succeed if you work hard.
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AutoCad drafter

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

The people that I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish that we could of had more opportunities to watch projects grow.

Advice

Take full advantage with your internships, do not be afraid to tell them you want to go see something the company is apart of.
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Physical and Occupational Rehab Aide

May 2019 • Bemidji, MN

What I liked

Some things I really enjoyed about my job is working with patients. It is really fulfilling to see them improve and be able to help them.

What I wish was different

I wish I had started doing it sooner.

Advice

Be friendly and get to know your bosses in a large setting like a hospital. They can help in ways you may not even know. If its a job that will help your future, then try to learn as much as you can!
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Intern

June - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

Positive environment, great experience training for Strength and conditioning coach.

What I wish was different

Hours of shift

Advice

Very helpful and hands on learning internship
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Nursing Intern

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I enjoyed the nurse I spent the summer with, she was very kind. I felt like I learned a lot throughout the 10 weeks I had spent in the internship. I became a lot more confident in my nursing skills due to the given independence I had received. I also liked that it was a paid experience.

What I wish was different

I wish there was not as much class time, I did not learn anything from the classes that hadn't already been taught in nursing school. I felt that there was a large amount of assignments. While I understand that reflecting journals can be beneficial, I felt that there was a little too much "class time". The orientation to the internship was way too long. Multiple topics that were covered were not necessary, for instance: as a new intern I do not need to spend an hour looking at Sanfords past 10 years of CAUTI rates. This is not going to change the way I practice. Spending an hour learning different ways to prevent CAUTI's, would be much more informational.

Advice

For a future intern, I would say apply to a unit that you think would be the best experience for you. A lot of my classmates compared where everyone was applying, and I chose floors to apply to based on what others said they thought would be a good experience. I ended up getting hired into the position that I wanted, however it could have been less of an experience if I had been hired into the position I was told to appy to because it would not have been as enjoyable!
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Registered Nurse Intern

June - August 2018 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

I learned more in 3 months than I did in 9 months of class!
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Clinical nurse intern

June 2019 • Fargo, ND

What I liked

Love the new hospital, the smart staff and the friendly docs!

What I wish was different

Advice

Do an internship!!!! It helps you network, helps you learn about what you want, and can get you a job.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2019 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

I learned a lot from my supervisors who were super helpful throughout my summer working there.

What I wish was different

Extended my internship into the school year.

Advice

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