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Spectrum Health

Nursing Technician

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

My coworkers were the best part of the experience. They make going to work amazing.

What I wish was different

I wish I had applied sooner honestly.

Advice

The hours are tough (12 hour night shifts) but once you get started it's easier than it sounds.
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HVAC Technician

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

My coworkers were always willing to help and explain things.

What I wish was different

Honestly I havent had and problems at all yet.

Advice

Have an open mind and be ready to learn
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Nutrition Services Technician

August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

My coworkers are really friendly, I'm able to get time off for vacation over the summer, I get to help people in need, and I work in a newly remodeled workplace.

What I wish was different

I wish to get paid more per hour. I am planning to work my way up into management or transfer to a different department after I graduate from Grand Valley.

Advice

You have to take your job seriously in order to be taken seriously. Be honest and punctual.
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Nurse Tech

May 2018 • East Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

It has helped me gain hand on skills and self confidence when dealing with patients. I work with amazing co-workers and is a nice way to get your foot in the door.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get involved as soon as you can. Getting a job that relates to your field of interest not only gives you an introduction into that field, but also gives you ways to network. And definitely Job shadow any job or position you are interested in.
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Nursing technician

September 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Learning hands on training in the medical field

What I wish was different

Less hours

Advice

If you’re thinking of going into nursing, get a NT position to see what it’s really like.
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Registered Nurse

June 2019 • Reed City, MI

What I liked

Everything, people are great

What I wish was different

Lower patient to staff ratio

Advice

Great place to work
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Nurse tech

July 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The learning opportunities and coworkers

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It’s great experience for health care majors
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Project Management Co-Op

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The culture was amazing. The mission and vision of the company was a very big plus (hospital).

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

The people here are amazing. They remind you that you aren't just an intern. You are given the resources to succeed, and if you feel like you need assistance, don't be afraid to ask as they will be more than happy to help.
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Project Management Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Expanding my network as well as learning many new skills within project management, as well as skills from other positions through shadowing's, has helped me expand my knowledge in ways that will help me further my career.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Put yourself out there! This opportunity taught me more than I could have imagined and wouldn't have happened if I didn't apply. Never doubt what you can do and where you can go.
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Nursing Technician

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I love the experience I am getting in the medical field as I work towards my nursing degree. Spectrum is an amazing employer. I am able to apply what I learn in school to working and vice versa. It is great also to go through the interview and networking process.

What I wish was different

Advice

Have confidence! Do research on positions you can get into now that help you learn what you are studying in your degree.
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Residential assistant

April 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The experience and hands on knowledge

What I wish was different

Flexibility with hours

Advice

It’s worth the time and effort
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Nursing Aide

June 2017 • Zeeland, MI

What I liked

The community was awesome and it is so easy to learn there. I was able to learn so much about the human body and patient care.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have worked in more than one department.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and be ready to learn a lot. If you want a relaxing summer job this is not the right job for you.
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Application Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I was able to obtain a real sense of what work might look like for me post-graduation. Learned more about applications used in Healthcare Industry.

What I wish was different

Being able to shadow more departments.

Advice

Make connections and network during the internship.
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Resident Assistant

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the ability to work in a great team environment and with a employer who cares a lot about their employees. I also loved working with residents who want to have a great time, and providing experiences for them to do so is so rewarding.

What I wish was different

I wish the hours I worked we're a bit more flexible. It is a lot to manage along with a full time course load.

Advice

Make sure you are clear about your availability and what you are able to manage. It is easy to over schedule yourself in this position because it is so fun and rewarding. But make sure you are taking care of your other commitments as well.
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Pathology/Laboratory Assistant

April 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Vocal teamwork and collaboration; structure

What I wish was different

Advice

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Nursing technician

August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Just keep applying until you get it!
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Clinical Research Intern

June - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved being immersed in the health care world.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more clinical experience.

Advice

Computer literacy is always a good skill.
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Physical Therapy Technician

January 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked learning more about the field I am going into and doing what I am passionate about which is helping others.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was a little more competitive.

Advice

Paid jobs are great ways to earn observation hours while making money.
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Health Information Services Manager

May - August 2019 • Reed City, MI

What I liked

I learned so much about health information management! The experience helped me get a job at Spectrum Health as an IP Coder.

What I wish was different

Paid

Advice

Learn as much as you can! It was a great learning experience!
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Nurse technician

March 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I like the flexibility of the job, and I feel like I am getting good exposure to the flow of the hospital.

What I wish was different

I felt a little rushed into the position, the training was very fast paced and a lot of the job I have had to learn on my own.

Advice

It is definitely a good way to get experience in the healthcare field. Be prepared to work hard and ask questions!
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