The Hope Life Skills class traveled to Woonsocket, Rhode Island today for their
annual Career and Job Day at the impressive campus of CVS Health,
a $177 billion, international company.
Carlos Sanchez, the host and coordinator of this event for the past several years, began the day’s program with several impressive facts about CVS Health, ranked 7th on the Forbes 500 list with almost 8,000 CVS stores throughout the United States, Puerto Rico and Brazil. He then presented an assignment to the class. “As you hear about CVS Health today and meet several of our team members in your department immersion meetings, ask yourself what skills and qualities you possess that would cause CVS Health to consider you a good candidate for a job here.” Fred Felix added
“how would you respond during the job interview if you were asked ‘what value would you bring to CVS Health if you were hired’?
Karly Sormanti, CVS Health’s Director of Marketing Planning, spoke about the importance of personal brand and the value of a diverse network of successful people. “I’ve been fortunate to have successful people in
my network, Directors like Carlos, who have had confidence in my brand and, as a result, offered me new jobs
and assignments in the company” she said. “I’ve pushed out of my comfort zone and, in many instances, took some risks. I faced challenges in many of these new assignments. And, each time,
I worked hard and reached out to my network with questions
whenever I needed help”. Carlos added “we encourage all people at CVS Health to ask questions. We realize no one has all the answers!“
Following Karly’s presentation, the Life Skills students traveled to different locations on the CVS Health campus for department immersions
to speak with CVS staff in several different departments about their specific jobs: graphic designers, pharmacists, store managers, financial experts, supply chain managers, promotional marketers, merchandising specialists, and performance analysts.
The CVS Health Career and Job Day ended with a review of the day’s events over lunch.