Week six is here and between working and preparing for the upcoming FUTURES strut, our FUTURES are keeping busy. This week, Shaina, Austin and Jordan reflect on their experiences with the FUTURES program.
Shaina Bachelani: Finance FUTURE
The summer at Netsmart has been flying by for the FUTURES. It’s hard to believe we’re already on week six! We’ve all been pretty busy, but it’s been fun and definitely a good learning experience. As a Finance FUTURE, I’ve been working on a variety of projects. The biggest one has been analyzing expenses that have been incurred since January to see which vendors we spend the most with, as well as which departments those expenses come from. Some other projects that I’ve been working on have been looking at how the number of clients has changed by region from January of this year to now, and which of Netsmart’s products each region uses the most.
These past few weeks have been an awesome experience. I’ve learned so much and gotten to know some amazing people both on the finance and FUTURES teams. I can’t wait to see what these next few weeks have in store for us!
Austin Davis: Software Engineer FUTURE
Week six is here! We’ve come so far in such a short time. On Saturday there was R.Y.A.N., which was an event that promoted suicide awareness and prevention. It was such a great opportunity to hear the speakers tell their stories and raise awareness for such a great cause! You never know what other people are going through, and one of the event’s big messages was to remember that you are always needed. It was inspiring to see all the jerseys, which had Ryan’s name and team number, 5, on them.
I feel like the FUTURES this year have such a great, uplifting attitude and we’ve been able to grow as a team over the past six weeks. Netsmart has not only given us opportunities to grow in our skills with our jobs, but also to come together as a cause connected team through all the different events we get to participate in. Even during meetings with the engineers, we connect how our individual projects contribute to our clients, which I find exciting!
Jordan Erisman: Software Engineer FUTURE
The FUTURES program is past the halfway point, and I could not have asked for a better experience. As my first internship, I was nervous coming into the program. However, my mentor and team members have been extremely helpful. They have been more than willing to answer all of my questions and concerns. As a result, I have learned more than I thought possible in the last six weeks.
For the first five weeks, my project was to extract data from CareManager, which will later be used to predict patients’ risks for various medical conditions. For the remainder of the summer, I will be working on front-end web development. I am fortunate to get such a wide variety of meaningful work in the short, ten week program.
Along with projects for my team, the FUTURES have been working on a project to present at the end of the program in August. We have been making videos to display the daily lives of the Netsmart FUTURES, and how the work we are doing impacts the lives of our clients.
Aside from work, there have been several events for the FUTURES that have kept me busy. From Top Golf to weekly ultimate frisbee matches, there is always an opportunity to connect with other interns and associates from Netsmart. I have met some amazing people, and developed friendships here that will last a lifetime.