“I chose to intern with Cardinal Health because of their investment in me so early in my college career and reputation at my school.”
|Alumni of:||The Ohio State University (2010)|
|Degree:||Bachelors of Business Administration – Finance|
|Internship at Cardinal Health:||Finance – McGaw Park (2009)|
|Current title:||Sr. Analyst, Finance EMERGE|
Why did you choose Cardinal Health for your internship?
Cardinal Health sponsored a business program I was in my freshman year and set me up with a mentor in the company. I chose to intern with Cardinal Health because of their investment in me so early in my college career and reputation at my school.
What has been most rewarding about your Cardinal Health experience?
I really love meeting new people, especially when we share a similar experience or interest. Meeting full time analysts in the Financial Development Program and helping them with small projects during my internship helped me choose to pursue the program upon graduation!
What is your current role and responsibilities?
Starting in July 2010 I’ll be working as a FDP analyst. I don’t know my location or job responsibilities yet though.
What skill do you think was most important in helping you during your internship?
I’m not entirely sure what the “skill” would be exactly in my case, but I think that my passion and willingness to challenge myself helped me identify opportunities to learn and grow in my internship. As the only intern in the Chicagoland area last summer, it was hard to get that face-to-face interaction with the other interns and executives at the headquarters in Dublin, but I made sure to make connections and experience as much as I could from my location.
What is your best internship memory?
I had the opportunity to tour a facility to see how our custom surgical kits are made and go on a sales run to see how we sell them to our customers! I felt like a total nerd taking pictures and taking notes, but it was really fascinating to see that side of the business.
What is your #1 suggestion to current students looking for an internship?
It’s never too early to start networking and don’t limit yourself to who you meet. You have no idea if someone from a field you’ve never heard of before will spark a fire within you that helps you decide what career path you want to go down in the future! People often think that you should only network with people you think will help you get somewhere, but if you keep an open mind and believe everyone has their own story to tell with insight to share, you will treat everything as a learning experience! The more you experience, the better an idea you’ll have of what you want to do and the better you’ll be able to “sell yourself” in an interview!