How/when did you get first internship?
This is my first internship which I started in May 2013. I contacted Trilogy after I was recruited by a Trilogy employee who I worked with while on the job at Floyd Memorial Hospital.
What have you learned through your current internship?
I have learned so much in my internship! I have had an opportunity to see what it is like on an actual campus and at home office. I can honestly say I love both and would be happy to have a career at either place within the company. I specifically focused on creating community wide presentations on communication strategies with caregivers and the elderly, and conflict management. I have enjoyed learning more about life- altering changes and want to continue to grow in this particular field.
What were some of the highlights and challenges you experienced during your internship?
Highlights were experiencing the campus life. I loved seeing how patients interacted with employees. Every employee knew that resident’s name and their family members! It’s so wonderful seeing smiles on the resident’s faces. Challenges for me have been mostly this project of breaking down research and using my communication strategies. It’s been a really rewarding challenge and I love being able to help others. The rewarding feeling is greater than winning a national championship in my opinion!
What advice do you have for other students who are looking for a job or internship?
The Career Development Team is there to help you! Do not be embarrassed to ask questions, and take notes on how to better yourself. Research the company you are interested in and write down questions to ask them. A job/internship is like a relationship, you are looking for the perfect fit for you and they are doing the same. Be sure to make sure they are the right fit for you!
What advice do you have for other students while attending college?
Network, network, network! Meeting new people and learning what they do will set you up for opportunities that could be your dream job! Attend career fairs; talk with your professors, and other classmates. It will give you a range of ideas that might come in handy!