I think that the most important things that will allow any individual to succeed as a Pharmacy Intern at The Kroger Co. are: positive personality, hard working, and being humble. Positive personality is very important because patients and the staff want to work with people that are pleasant and happy to be around. A smile to another person can go a long way and was how I got hired out of a stack of applications. Determination to work hard is very important because it will make it easier for other members in the pharmacy and also other pharmacy staff will respect you. Lastly, I believe that it is important to be humble and realize that you are being offered a great opportunity to get an intern job. Many people think of it as a job to get experience and money but you are making a difference in the lives of patients and those around you!
Communication and a willingness to learn are probably the two most important skills as an intern. The position you are in is a unique one, and can be challenging at times, but your ability to handle that stress by relying on your other team members and communicating well with your pharmacists, technicians, and patients will allow you to be successful. Obviously, the more you learn in pharmacy school, the more you will be able to apply, but knowledge isn't always the most desirable trait. I would rather have an intern who was willing to listen and learn, but that would work hard, than someone who thought they had nothing to gain from the experience, but was fast at getting things done. It makes for a much better working environment for everyone, and it gives you a reason to show up to work each day.