“I chose Cardinal Health because I loved the culture of the company. As a college student, I always feel like I fit in with the company and the people.”

Elyse Rule
Name: Elyse
Hometown: Dublin, OH
Alumni of: The Ohio State University (2011)
Degree: Supply Chain Management, Business Process Management
Internship at Cardinal Health: Diversity & Inclusion (5/08-9/09)
Learning and Delivery (8/09–Present)
Current title: Specialist, Talent Management

 

Why did you choose Cardinal Health for your internship?
I chose Cardinal Health because I loved the culture of the company. As a college student, I always feel like I fit in with the company and the people. I love what the company stands for, our goals that we want to achieve, and the means in which we achieve those goals.  

What has been most rewarding about your Cardinal Health experience?
The most rewarding experience I have had is seeing my current project begin being piloted by employees across the company. It is a very rewarding experience to see your work being used across the company and getting positive feedback on it.  

What is your current role and responsibilities?
I currently serve as an intern in the Learning Delivery sector of our HR department. I am currently in the final stages of redeveloping the entire on-boarding process for Cardinal Health managers. Along with this, we are putting together supplements for the different areas of the business (i.e. Finance, HR, IT, etc.). With help from my team, we have put together all the core information about Cardinal Health that any manager needs to know within the first three months of employment. Along with on-boarding, I help with the set-up of our bi-weekly New Hire Orientation classes and the logistics of our weekly manager trainings.  

What skill do you think was most important in helping you during your internship?
Take initiative during your internship. You want to make sure you are stepping up the challenge and willing to do what needs done because you will get more learning experiences and you will be getting the most out of your internship.  

What is your best internship memory?
My best internship memory is getting to know the other interns and forming a friendship with them. I am still in contact with my 2008 and 2009 internship classes. Every intern that is hired has something to bring to the group and it is a lot of fun to get to know them, spend time with them, and learn from them.

What is your #1 suggestion to current students looking for an internship?
Be proactive in the search for your internship. Internships do not come to you; you must look for them and find the ones that suit your abilities and goals. Use sources like career fairs, career services and your networks. Also be sure you know the companies you are applying for because you need to have an understanding of what the company is looking for in an employee.