Meet our LASER Cardinal Health Interns
My internship with Cardinal Health during the summer of 2018 was an amazing experience both personally and for my career. I worked with the Pharmaceuticals Quality and Regulatory Affairs department reviewing lab results and playing a big role in an important task – ensuring the company was in line with FDA requirements. Succeeding in this position led to an extension of the internship into part time work during the school year and eventually a full-time position in Regulatory Affairs for medical devices. As a Sr. Regulatory Affairs Specialist, I am now the first line of defense in ensuring that our devices meet regulatory requirements for agencies around the world. I am learning important skills that are highly sought after in today's job market, and it all started with the Cardinal Health/LASER internship. LASER's active participation in helping the Latinx community is helping many Latinx students reach their goals, and I can personally say that I would not be where I am without them.
This past summer I was given the opportunity to be part of the Laser & Cardinal Health Summer Internship Program. Being a Quality and Regulatory Affairs Intern at at Cardinal Health has been one of the best and most rewarding experiences of my life. The projects and responsibilities I had as an intern made me feel like I was making a positive impact in healthcare, as they enhanced my problem-solving and leadership skills. It was amazing to be able to network with senior leadership, who have been very helpful in giving me career advice and given me the confidence to know that I have chosen the right career path for me. As I wrap up my last year as an undergraduate at OSU, I will continue making contributions to my Cardinal Health team as a part-time intern.
Working at Cardinal Health was a great learning experience! I got paired up with my mentor Tyler, who gave me weekly assignments and projects. During my weekly assignments I would use Kronos, MyHR and work day to review employee growth and advancement. With my mentor Tyler, I was able to share my ideas on how to achieve employee recognition through reward systems, and phone calls with employees to hear their concerns. We would use all this information and present in to our HR team in a meeting. Lastly, during some of my free time, I emailed other staff members in different departments to get lunch, coffee or get on a phone call to talk about how they got position at Cardinal Health and any advice they could give me as a college student. I am truly grateful to have received this internship through L.A.S.E.R. as it has improved my networking and people skills. Right now I am working to get my degree in Bachelor of Science in Consumer and Family Financial Services. Then I plan to earn my Certified Financial Planner Certificate after I graduate.