It’s more than just a job. You read about it online, you see what the employees say about it, you see what magazines and websites say about it, yet you can’t completely understand it until you are immersed in it.
Life is a process of trial and error; sometimes you get it on the first try and sometimes it’s a long, yet enlightening road. Going into the summer of 2016, I didn’t know what to expect. After all, I just finished my sophomore year of College, and like most, had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Not only was I unsure about the Medical Technology field, but the Marketing role I was about to step in to. I was ready to embark on my journey to finding the right career, and bought a suit and some new dress shoes to wear along the way.
I can honestly say the process of trial and error was not one that lasted as long as I originally accounted for. A mile down the road on my journey to occupational happiness, I found my home. Stryker from the first step made me feel at home. The internship program allows you to transition into the working world with meaningful and real work. It was more than going into my day and just working at my desk. The experience was wholesome and a constant open book. There was never a day where I didn’t learn something brand new. Whether it was learning the anatomy of the spine, observing how our systems work, experiencing the different roles of marketing or witnessing the progression of an idea; each day I grew personally and professionally. And what more could you ask for in an internship? In a confusing time in our lives, we should have the chance to be properly educated. However, this education does not typically come from a Fortune 500 CEO or his Senior Leadership Team.
But most importantly, you want to like what you are doing. You want to be welcomed and feel like part of the family. You want to know that somehow, the work you are doing is making a profound impact on someone’s life.
These are all things that I can confidently exclaim I experienced at Stryker.
Spine Product Marketing
College of the Holy Cross