Luke Schroeder is a Finance major set to graduate in December 2019. This summer he interned for Banner Health as a Business Administration intern in Phoenix, Arizona.
How did you get this internship?
I have been in contact with a recruiter for over a year and she told me about the position. I was very interested in Banner and kept in contact with the recruiter. I applied and after two rounds of interviews I got the internship.
What was a typical day like?
A typical day would include collaborating with the senior team, checking emails every hour, and working on my assigned project. I would perform market research, create PowerPoint presentations, and go to senior executive meetings.
What was your favorite part of the experience?
Being in that professional setting, being able to support the people that save lives. That was the best part to me. Also, the weekly presentations to the senior executive team was awesome as well.
If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:
I created a new Excel staffing dashboard for every department in the hospital. They were able to input their number of employees and see if they were understaffed or overstaffed. It helped save costs for every department and created better efficiency. I created formulas for every type of department and created value!
What did you find most challenging about your internship?
The internship was outlined with different projects but it was challenging because i report to the CEO and a lot times she would not be around. I had to work through a lot of my assignments on my own and with my own research.
What advice do you have for other students looking for a similar internship?
Healthcare is a different animal. I think it’s great if someone is looking for a professional setting and looking for an internship that will give a challenge. I would recommend Banner for anyone looking for an internship.
How did Eller prepare you for your internship?
Eller has prepared me in every way for this internship. Eller has provided me with an abundance of professional experience, knowledge about my industry, and discipline. I have learned valuable skills that I took and brought to my internship.
Anything else you would like to share about your internship experience?
It was a great experience! I learned so much in a 10-week span and I have learned valuable skills I will take into the future!