Today’s class introduced the
Hope Life Skills PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP program.
While representatives from CVS Health explained the internship opportunities and the application process, Life Skills graduates,
Aimon Foreman and Yael Torres, shared their internship experiences from last summer at CVS Health.
“The first thing I want you to know is
there are different types of jobs in the internship program.
Hope students have worked in pharmacy, supply chain management, customer service and IT. We’ll ask you what kind of job you’re interested in.
Each intern will be paid $15. per hour.
There will be a background investigation that checks your FACEBOOK and LINKEDIN site. I’ll be asking Mr Cronin about your attitude and your performance in this class.
We’ll ask Mr Cronin to describe your personal brand and if he thinks each candidate will represent the Hope Life Skills class and CVS well.
We want to know if you’re dependable, if you show up to class, and if you complete your assignments. We want to make sure the intern will show up to CVS on time every day and how well the intern will work on a CVS team. There will be a formal interview for each person interested in the internship. Then, if you are chosen for the internship, I’ll try to place you in the type of job you’re interested in at CVS.”
“When I first started in Mr Cronin’s Life Skills class, I did not want to push myself out of my comfort zone. I was introverted”
Aimon said. “The Life Skills class was a challenge. Initially, I didn’t want to be a class host to introduce guests. In spite of this attitude, I decided to apply for the internship. The Life Skills class and especially the CVS internship changed me. When I was at CVS, I told myself ‘I had to push myself’.
I started introducing myself to people at CVS.
I started asking questions more confidently. And then, at the end of my internship, I did something I never envisioned myself doing. I stood before a podium and gave a presentation to CVS staff members, fellow interns and Mr Cronin.
My CVS summer internship helped build my confidence.
I continue to push myself today. I feel better about my ability to be successful in new experiences.
I encourage all of you to consider this internship opportunity.
It could change your life the way it changed mine.”