Netsmart FUTURES- Week Three

Week three of the FUTURES program is wrapping up! We can’t believe how much the FUTURES have already accomplished and can’t wait to see where the next seven weeks take them. This week, Tyler, Hannah and Josh describe their experiences at Netsmart so far.

 Tyler Michels: Cloud Systems Engineer FUTURE

The first two weeks here at Netsmart have been absolutely amazing! I have learned more during these two weeks than I’ve ever learned before, and I couldn’t be happier. For the first time in a while, I am working in a place where I’m surrounded by great people who love their job and are very eager to help. Every interaction that I have had, has been nothing but positive, and I go home from work every day happy.

Since my first day of the FUTURES program a few weeks back, I have met so many people and attended so many different social events, all filled with great people and great food.  I can already say for sure, it’s not going to be easy to leave and go back to school.

Hannah Protzman: Delivery Analyst FUTURE

It’s my third week as a FUTURE at Netsmart, and I feel like I’ve been here for years. I say that because everyone treats me with great respect, and I am very comfortable with my peers and associates. I’ve heard a lot about other internship programs, but none of what I’ve heard compares to Netsmart’s FUTURES program. In three weeks, I’ve learned and done more than I would’ve thought possible for such a short period of time.

As a Delivery Analyst FUTURE, I’ve been training for the past three weeks on how to use the program myAvatar. So far, I’ve learned all about Plexus Methodology, ADT, Modeling, Crystal Reports, and Billing. These terms were completely foreign to me before, but now, I am an almost-expert on them. This week, we’ve been focusing heavily on billing. Each week, we take a Capstone (a test) to review what we’ve learned and to make sure we are keeping up with the training.

It’s not just work for the Delivery Analyst FUTURES. We often lunch together and gather after to work to hang out. This week, we enjoyed two lunches as a team. I am thankful to have already met so many new people and made so many new friends. My time is flying by here at Netsmart, and I am enjoying every minute of it!

Josh Reed: Software Engineer FUTURE

Busy, busy, busy! As a returning FUTURE, I thought I had an idea of what I was getting myself into. However, this summer has proven to be faster-paced and more diverse than the last. On-boarding happened in a flash and I was already working on an important issue that my team has never had to do before. Once that was done, there was another project ready and waiting for me to take on. In addition to the projects for my team, the FUTURES project has started gaining some momentum giving me even more to do!

I have been amazed at the amount I have been able to do in these few weeks and can’t wait to see what I can do with the remaining seven. This summer has shown me just how fast Netsmart changes and evolves.

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