Bachelor of Commerce - Healthcare Management Student Chloe Gray worked at Chatham-Kent Health Alliance as a Clinical Decision Support Specialist for her placement last summer assisting senior leadership and the CEO in making decisions regarding patient care.
"I assisted senior leadership and the CEO in making decisions by constructing analytical reports that included graphs, trends, comparisons, suggestions etc," said Chloe. "The main skills I used and acquired were problem-solving related. I have also gained skills during my placement that I will be able to use in future careers. These were gained from new experiences, and were challenging at times but made me a better employee. There are so many different opportunities within healthcare, and you are continuously learning."
Why did you choose the Bachelor of Commerce - Healthcare program?
I’ve always wanted to help in the healthcare industry and the business program at Humber allowed me to use my skills to my greatest potential and make a difference in healthcare. My role is fulfilling in the sense that I support decisions made regarding patient care.
What is the most valuable thing you've learned about work and career?
Work doesn't feel like work when you're doing something that you love and makes a difference.
What is the most valuable thing you've learned about yourself?
Having no background experience in a particular role does not impact my learning capabilities.
How did Placement Advisors support/assist you with your placement?
My placement advisor encouraged me to keep trying and make connections.
What advice would you give to future students?
Make connections, continue to send emails and put yourself out there. Don't give up because this will all help you find your dream career. After my internship ended, I was asked to stay as an employee. This was the most rewarding part of my internship. You are always capable of more than you think you are. Good luck!