Category Archives: FUTURES

Looking Toward the FUTURES

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As a college student, the thought of entering the workforce can be really overwhelming. Knowing what to do and what to expect in a real-life employment setting can sometimes seem scary or confusing, but having a little bit of experience under your belt before graduation can really ease that stress. Many students across the country take time to participate in an internship or work experience program to give them a taste of what they can expect when it’s time to begin their career.

Here at Netsmart, we are proud to offer college and university students a unique experience through our summer internship program called the FUTURES program. We understand the importance of investing in those who join us to take our organization forward, which is why we call the program the FUTURES program. The six-year-old program is highly anticipated by college students and associates alike and we are excited to say that we’re already gearing up for the summer of 2018!

Interested in applying for a FUTURE position? Here’s what you can expect. Those who participate in the FUTURES program experience a thorough application and interview process to determine the right fit for their experience with Netsmart. Depending on availability, FUTURES can find themselves working in a variety of departments at Netsmart, from internal IT, engineering, consulting and more.

The 10-week program is primarily based in the Overland Park, Kansas, office, where students from all over the country come to participate. The program has a lot to offer in terms of real-world experience, including a balance between on-the job-learning, hands-on client-based work, professional development opportunities, leadership exposure and several social networking events throughout the summer.

During the program, FUTURES are assigned a manager and a mentor for the summer. Each FUTURE is highly valued, just as any other member of their team. They are provided the chance to work on live, real-time projects alongside other associates on their team and in some cases, working on cross-functional teams.

FUTURES are offered the chance to get hands-on experience working directly with full-time associates on projects for real Netsmart clients. Take advantage of time with our leadership team to learn about and discuss industry topics and trends. Get certified to assist those experiencing a mental health or substance use crisis with Mental Health First Aid and spend time helping others through participating in volunteer hours for EveryDayMatters.

Most of all, FUTURES have the chance to experience what makes growing a career at Netsmart special – building relationships, understanding the industry, getting in-depth exposure and experience to life-changing technologies and connecting with a cause all in an environment that breeds creativity and collaboration.

Keep an eye out on our Careers page for opportunities to apply for the FUTURES program and check out our NetsmartLIFE blog for posts written by previous FUTURE program participants.

 

#FUTURES17 Put Skills to the Test for KPI Benchmarking

Our FUTURES work hard over the summer. We don’t expect them to get coffee and run errands – we put their skills and knowledge to work on live projects that make our solutions better for those who use them. FUTURES get the chance to work directly with the tools and resources our teams use every day as well as the chance to work with our wonderful clients.

Although our 2017 FUTURES program may be wrapped up for the summer, their impact will last at Netsmart. A perfect example rests in the development of a KPI Benchmarking solution developed by Consulting FUTURES Graham Wood and Michael Johnson and Engineering FUTURES Jordan Erisman and Braden Schroeder for our partners at Cornerstones of Care.

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#FUTURES17 – A First and Last Impression

Our FUTURES program has come to an end, but what a wonderful summer we have had with them at our Overland Park, KS and Great River, NY offices! For most of the FUTURES, this summer was their first one spent with us (catch up with those who returned for a second summer here), and they were eager to learn about Netsmart, our culture and solutions as well as participate in EveryDayMatters events like volunteering and Mental Health First Aid.

Our FUTURES experience so much during the 10-week program, and we like to see how they grow during that time. We sat down with a few of the FUTURES during their first week of the program to get their perception on what Netsmart is, what does it mean to be cause connected, what they would like to take away from the FUTURES program, and more.

 

At the end of their time with us, we asked the FUTURES the same questions and they provided wonderful insight on how they have changed and evolved from their first week:

 

Want to know more about what our #FUTURES17 were up to this summer? Read more about their journey here.

#FUTURES17 – WEEK 10 – Summer Wrap-Up

Time sure flies when you’re having fun and we can’t believe how quickly it has zoomed by! Our 2017 FUTURES class has worked diligently over the last 10 weeks, working directly with our associates and client partners as we work to provide top-notch electronic health record solutions to providers in behavioral health, social services and post-acute communities.

Our FUTURES program has provided opportunities for learning and development to many young and talented college individuals as they dive into real-world work experience. Many FUTURES return as full-time Netsmart associates while others pursue other professional endeavors. No matter where their road leads, we are proud to have been part of their professional journey and appreciate the effort they put forth when they spend their time with us.

Join Engineering FUTURE Adan Rutiaga, Consulting FUTURE Michael Johnson, and Learning & Development FUTURE Jocelin McGovern as they take some time to summarize and reflect on their summer experience as a Netsmart FUTURE.

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#FUTURES17 – Week 9 – Technology Roundup

#FUTURES17 – Week 9 – Technology Roundup

Technology, like healthcare, moves and evolves at a rapid pace. If you want to remain competitive in the tech industry, it’s important to stay as up-to-date and current on all of the latest and greatest in development. At Netsmart, we’re proud to offer advanced and dynamic health IT solutions to improve the lives of individuals. And it’s our knowledgeable associates who help make it all happen!

This week, join Engineering FUTURE Nicholas Robless, Plexus Cloud FUTURE Nathan Bailey and Engineering FUTURE Braden Schroeder as they share their favorite resources to keep them in-the-know on all of the latest in technology development trends.

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#FUTURES17 – Week 8 – Supporting Change with Netsmart

Every day, new breakthroughs in technology occur, and it can be tough for healthcare providers to stay up-to-date with modern systems and solutions. Netsmart helps healthcare providers by developing innovative solutions that are HIPAA certified and compliant. The solutions that we offer provide great value to our clients and partners and we are excited to work with them as they embark on journeys of embracing new solutions and products. Implementing this technology can be challenging in the short-term because you are changing the way you access information. But in the long-term, the benefits far outweigh any bumps along the way.

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#FUTURES17 – WEEK 7 – Behind the Scenes

#FUTRES17 – Week 7 – Behind the Scenes

At Netsmart, we are proud to create technology that helps improves the daily operations across the healthcare spectrum. We put our heart and soul into creating solutions that improve the lives of individuals everywhere. Our family of talented individuals work hard day in and day out to help make it all happen. It truly takes a team effort and our associates are the best!

Software Engineering FUTURE Hannah Protzman, Cloud Systems Engineer FUTURE Tyler Michels, Internal IT FUTURE Dalton Bush and Consulting FUTURE Graham Wood reveal a glimpse of what life is like behind the scenes at Netsmart!

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