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AHPN Learning Experience

Caitlin

Experience Information

Employer: Advantage Health Physician Network
Job Title: Human Resources Intern
Major: Public & Nonprofit Administration
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: No

Description of the Organization

Advantage Health Physician Network is made up of 11 physician locations that practice family medicine, OB/GYN and other specialties. They are affiliated with Saint Mary's Hospital and are both under the umbrella organization of Trinity Health. They have a twelfth location that acts as the administrative building where all of the interns worked

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

- Managed the recruitment process for the prospective interns for the up and coming semester. - Performed interview for the prospective interns at AHPN. - Helped develop and update information for the website for interns at AHPN. - Helped with the transition of written employee benefits a more technological online system. - Organizing and complying data for future interns.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

- Communication is valuable and necessary and vital in the workforce. - Importance of organization; when your not exactly sure what the day or week will hold it is important to have a system of organizations so that multiple projects can be worked on proficiently at the same time. - Confidence; if you have the right amount confidence in yourself and show it well it is more likely that you will get a positive attitude to which you are speaking to.

Favorite Part of the Experience

Getting to see the final product of the project I personally managed. I started the recruitment process for the future interns and saw it through to the final product of the hired group of interns for the winter semester 2010.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Going into this internship I was unsure as to what avenue I would like to pursue for my career. I knew I wanted to enter a health administrative role but I was unsure what setting and position I would enjoy. After this experience I came to the conclusion that I wanted to be involved in a smaller nonprofit health organization so that I could be involved in many aspects of the organization and not so much restricted to one department as I would in a hospital or large health organization setting. My goal now is to obtain my degree in Public and Nonprofit Administration with the emphasis of community health a hopefully go and work for a small nonprofit health organization in the role of volunteer coordinator.

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