By Lori Smith, PHR

As today marks National Intern Day, we are taking a moment to showcase and thank our talented group of hc1 interns including Evan Klein, (Butler University), Benjamin Huang (Purdue University) and Srikar Namburi (Rose-Hulman) who all took part in hc1’s summer internship program.

Exploring is a vital part of the college experience. While the overarching goal of higher education is to prepare students to achieve success in their future careers, the purpose of an internship is to provide real-world experience and use that opportunity by putting what has been learned into action.  More importantly, it helps them decide whether or not it’s a path they can picture spending their career doing.

hc1 recognizes internships are a great way for students to acquaint themselves with the field they are interested in. Gaining important life skills can be considered crucial aspects of career preparedness, the hands-on work experience interns receive is invaluable. 

“hc1 is an incredible company and gave me a lot of insight as to how tasks are assigned, different teams communicate, and how a successful software company operates. Not only that, but I felt that hc1 provided valuable experience and familiarity with popular industry-tools like AWS Lambda. I couldn’t ask for a better way to learn and apply my skills in a constructive way.”  Srikar Namburi Software Engineer Intern

Our interns contribute by utilizing exposure to the latest technological trends to provide innovative ways to solve problems. We encourage them to try innovative ideas and find new ways to overcome challenges. We like to think of it as a fresh pair of eyes reviewing and finding kinks within our existing processes. 

Learning the specialized skills of a particular field, as well as transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, and industry knowledge, gives them a leading edge as they enter the workforce. 

“My time at hc1 has been a great learning experience that has allowed me to expand on the current knowledge that I have gained from pharmacy school and apply it to the technology that hc1 has developed to improve many areas within healthcare. Seeing the way that different teams collaborate throughout hc1 shows the unity that everyone has towards each other and really makes for an enjoyable work environment. I’m very grateful to have had this opportunity to work with an awesome group of people who have passion for what they do.”  Evan Klein PRx Intern

Mentoring and guiding others has always been an incredibly rewarding and motivating experience for the interns and hc1 managers. The relationship that is cultivated over the summer has a lasting impact long after the internship ends. 

“My mentor, Scott, inspires me to do my best work every day. During the onboarding process, I had to configure and install a lot of stuff and I ran into a lot of errors, but Scott was very understanding and helped me work through them. He’s also extremely knowledgeable and I invariably get an answer when I go to him with a question.”  Benjamin Huang Software Engineer Intern 

As members of our next generation of leaders, these summer interns brought the same energy and determination to hc1 that led to their selection in the first place. Their energy could be felt by the team and greatly enhanced our company culture.

Thank you for all of your efforts, commitment and dedication! We are all honored to be at the start of your professional journey! 

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