It was day when everyone felt good.
Just a few of the attendees at the August 21, 2015 CVS Health Hope High Life Skills Intern Presentation Day on the CVS Health corporate campus in Woonsocket, RI; from left to right: Joseph ‘Linc’ Murray (Senior Advisor Inventory Analytics), Shaun McKim (Senior Advisor, Inventory Analytics),Mike Martel (Director, Pharmacy Inventory Management), Fernando Perez (CVS summer intern-Hope High School Senior), Hafzat Akanni (CVS summer intern-Hope High School Senior), Jean Rodriguez (Hope High Life Skills program alum and CVS Health intern), Manny Rivas (CVS summer intern-Hope High School Senior) and Amy Propatier (Pharmacy Inventory Manager)
For the Hope High Life Skills students, it was about a summer work experience in ‘supply chain management‘, ‘computer programming‘, ‘analytics‘ and ‘corporate communications‘ at CVS Health, a $140 billion dollar, international company. For the CVS Health staff, it was observing the return on their personal investment mentoring some of Providence’s best and brightest young people who might eventually be future ‘supply chain managers’, ‘pharmacists’, ‘analysts’, ‘programmers’, ‘corporate communication specialists’, ‘lawyers’ and maybe even a ‘CEO’ at CVS Health or some other Rhode Island company or organization.
Opening remarks by CVS executives Lou Mercado, Vice President of Inventory Management, and Donna Mumma, Senior Director of Pharmacy Inventory Management and Analytics, addressed the mission of the internship program and the benefits of strong personal brands and networks of successful, good people. “You control your personal brand. The best brands get the best and most opportunities for success.
Your brand will either open or close doors of opportunities throughout life.
You’re part of this internship program because of the positive perception of your brand. How well you maintain your positive brand will ultimately determine the quality of your job and career opportunities and, eventually, your future success. One of the reasons CVS Health continues to be a successful company is because of the CVS Health brand. The people you see in this room and throughout this campus and in every CVS Health store you visit are responsible for the strength of the company brand. The same can be said of your brand. It depends on your commitment and the quality and commitment of the people in your network”.
Donna Mumma, Senior Director Pharmacy Inventory Management and Analytics and Lou Mercado, Vice President of Inventory Management
Following Lou Mercado and Donna Mumma, each student proceeded to the front of the room to speak to the audience and their CVS Health mentors about their summer internship.