This Thursday, July 29 is National Intern Day, a holiday created by WayUp that’s dedicated to recognizing and celebrating our future leaders of the world.
Green Key is proud to provide students and young professionals with opportunities to position themselves as rising experts within their industry through various internships across our recruiting teams.
Curious about what a Green Key internship looks like? Ask an expert! Olivia Stein is a University of Michigan student who joined the Green Key Healthcare team as a research intern this summer. Stein shares how her experience as a Green Key intern has helped shape her career path.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Olivia Stein and I’m from Long Island, NY. I am a rising junior at the University of Michigan majoring in Organizational Studies on the healthcare and public health track, with a minor in Sociology of Health and Medicine.
What are your career aspirations?
Though I know I want to work with healthcare organizations, I am not sure what my ideal career is just yet. However, I know I want to obtain a master’s degree in public health and work with healthcare organizations to make them more inclusive, e.g. by employing DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) initiatives.
How does the internship with Green Key Healthcare relate to your long-term career goals?
Interning with Green Key Resources has helped me refine my organizational and communication skills tremendously. I have gained confidence in my ability to communicate with candidates and learned to apply that confidence in other aspects of my life. Green Key has also introduced me to a variety of career paths in the healthcare field and what they have to offer. Finally, I have learned how to manage time and self-motivate, especially on the days that I work from home.
Walk us through a typical day in the life of a Green Key Healthcare research intern.
My typical day at Green Key begins by sifting through my email to upload any resumes I may have received for my searches from the day prior. Then, I use a job board such as Indeed or CareerBuilder to find an ideal candidate for a job description provided to me by Green Key Healthcare recruiters. Next, I contact the candidates I find on the job board who fit the job description, upload their resumes to Salesforce, and refer them to recruiters if they seem to be a good fit. I make sure to stay organized with a running spreadsheet of candidate profiles.
Can you share a few key takeaways or lessons learned from your time with Green Key this summer?
Overall, Green Key has given me more confidence in the workforce as well as experience working with healthcare candidates. I am grateful for this opportunity to delve deeper into the intricacies of different careers in healthcare.
What advice do you have for other students or young professionals who might be considering a career in recruiting?
Recruiting allows you to develop plenty of skills that can be applied in and out of the workplace: better communication, organization, confidence, adaptivity, time management, patience, and persuasion. Green Key provides the ideal environment to grow in these arenas and more! Don’t be afraid to ask questions and make a few mistakes here and there, as long as you take the time to learn from them. I am so grateful that I now have a whole network of people to look up to and learn from. Take the time to put in the work and watch yourself grow!
Grow with Green Key!
Whether you are just about to enter the workforce or are a seasoned recruiter with years of experience under your belt, there is a home for you at Green Key. We invite you to join our team.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about current openings at Green Key.