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Entrance Screener

July 2020 • Whitefish Bay, WI

What I liked

I love the work environment. This job not only allows students to gain medical experience but also increases ones ability to talk to strangers in a successful way. Being an Entrance Screener means I check in and talk to every person that enters the clinic and therefore this job has allowed me to exponentially increase my awareness of the medical field and also my ability to successfully interact with patients.

What I wish was different

My only complaint about this job is that there is no formal training on conflict resolution. We often have to face the wrath of anti-maskers and conspiracy theorists that fight us on our policies. Over time, I have learned how to handle these situations but I feel like I would have been more successful if we were given training on it.

Advice

My best piece if advice is to take everything with a grain of salt. The medical field is notorious for angry, entitled patients that will and do treat you as the bad guy. Ive only worked here for about 5 months and I've already had countless experiences with patients attacking me and my coworkers out of frustration. However, this is also met with people who have so much respect and appreciation for healthcare workers and they make all the negativity worth it.
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Nurse Extern

June 2020 • Wauwatosa, WI

What I liked

Interesting and diverse patient population.

What I wish was different

Needs better morale.

Advice

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Certified Nursing Assistant

April 2020 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

The staff I work with are very helpful and welcoming. So far I have felt supported in my position.

What I wish was different

Advice

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CNA

May 2020 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Flexible scheduling.

What I wish was different

Advice

Apply early.
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Transition Support Program Intern

August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Through this opportunity, I was able to connect with patients and help them overcome barriers to healthcare. I have learned in much more detail, the problems that still need to be resolved concerning the relationship between insurance and healthcare. I have worked with some patients for months now, guiding through outpatient care, some for the first time. Through this experience I have developed strong customer service skills and efficient problem solving skills to reach as many patients as necessary.

What I wish was different

Due to the pandemic, the internship is running virtually which is still an amazing experience. However, it would have been an interesting comparative lens to do similar work in the hospital based setting.

Advice

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Volunteer

June 2018 • Kenosha, WI

What I liked

the environment everyone is so positive and willing to help whenever they can. I have also learned more skills when it comes to working in a team environment

What I wish was different

more opportunities to talk with the doctors when their is the occasional down time

Advice

listen and always be alert to help with any task because you are working in a hospital and patients need you and the doctors and nurses also need your help
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Inroads Intern Sr.

June - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the environment I worked in. This was my third summer interning with AHC and it was the best summer yet. Everyone genueinly cares about one another. Everyone is so connected through the system so getting connected to a wide variety of individuals was super easy. I had so many opportunities to shadow different units at Aurora Psychiatric Hospital and it really helped me to really figure out what I wanted to do after graduating.

What I wish was different

Absoloutly nothing.

Advice

Take every opertunity given to you, even if it dosent seem like its something that would catch your attention. Its always great to learn about things that are diffrent from your intrests to keep your horizein and knowlege field open.
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Phlebotomist

June 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Getting to work with lots of different people and having the opportunity to learn different techniques from them

What I wish was different

The shift schedule

Advice

If you are going into any medical field you should try to get a job in a hospital of any kind it will prepare ou for your career to see how the operate
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Hospital Volunteer

June - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

The process to begin volunteering took longer than I orginally expected. Before you begin your first independent shift, there is paperwork, health check(s), a general orientation, an orientation on your site depending on where you will be volunteering, and shadowing someone who has been in that role for some time. Between the number of requirements needed before you begin and scheduling them, prepare for there to be some time needed between when you initially show interest in volunteering and when you actually start.
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Programmer Analyst Intern

September 2017 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The atmosphere and the people I work with.

What I wish was different

More programming experience.

Advice

Don't say no to anything.
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food service assistant

August 2015 • West Allis, WI

What I liked

People

What I wish was different

n/a

Advice

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Rehab Aide

November 2018 • Cudahy, WI

What I liked

I love the team, professional experience, and the patients

What I wish was different

Advice

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CNA

November 2016 • Summit, WI

What I liked

I am trained in many different areas of the hospital and it is great experience to be able to work in many departments.

What I wish was different

Better pay

Advice

Work hard and don’t let one person or a day make you not go back. This is a very rewarding job if you are dedicated to it.
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Patient Service Representative

June 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

It's customer service but in a very different way than most think of. It teaches pure people skills but it challenges much more empathy.

What I wish was different

Advice

Its very important to see both sides of any coin. Whether its poverty, race, or pain - perspecive is everything.
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Nurse Extern

June 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The ability to take on the role of a professional nurse while I was still learning in school.

What I wish was different

My availability so I could work different shifts to see what they were like

Advice

If you are able to do an extern at a hospital, take your time to interview and pick a floor that you really enjoy.
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DME

May 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Very friendly and assists in my major.

What I wish was different

I spent more time networking and being social.

Advice

Make sure you always stay active network and talk to people.
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BENCH RESEARCH INTERN

May - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

THE EXPERIENCE AND ABILITY TO LEARN A GREAT AMOUNT OF INFORMATION FROM MY MENTORS ON HOW TO PUBLISH RESEARCH

What I wish was different

THAT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE DIVERSE AND ALLOWED TO DO MORE INTERESTING DAY BY DAY ACTIVITIES

Advice

STAY CONSISTENT AND PAY ATTENTION TO EXACTLY HOW YOUR MENTOR SHOWS YOU TO CONDUCT RESEARCH
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Hospital Food Service Worker

April 2019 • West Allis, WI

What I liked

I love the working environment there and the experience that comes with the job. This job basically helps you get a glimpse of how it is in the medical field even if you're simply just delivering food to patients. You can get to build your social skills and also observe how things run in a hospital.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Go out and do what's best for you! Apply to jobs that could potentially impact yourself and your career. This is also a good opportunity to work as a team and enhance your social skills.
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Sitter

February 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I love being able to work in the medical field and get a feel for different medical professions by working with a variety of people. I also love being in psychiatrics because I work with a wide range of pateints with different backgrounds, and a range of ages.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work more however I also had another job on campus

Advice

Be prepared to see things you have never seen that could affect your mental health. At first I thought it was a very easy job but after a my first summer I was exposed to such a variety of experiences I now know this job is not for the faint of heart.
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Food Service Worker

June 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I like that this hospital is always growing and we meet a lot of different people. Everyone is super friendly and will give help when asked for. Holidays and weekends are rotated and it is usually easy to find coverage when needed.

What I wish was different

The hiring process is kind of long due to different tests and orientation. It takes about 3 weeks to officially be hired.

Advice

I recommend to be very open minded towards people and be aware of things going on around you. You have to walk a lot also, so I would recommend having comfortable shoes. You should be adaptable to change because the hospital is constantly implementing new things in areas where it is felt needs improvements.
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