As we continue to navigate the uncertainty 2020 brings, we’re grateful we had the opportunity to spend the summer with 39 Netsmart FUTURES. While the experience differed from years past, it still offered each student the opportunity to join meaningful projects, gain real world experience and apply the knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom.
Preparing students for the next step in their careers is just one of the many positive outcomes of this program. Watch the video below, as eight 2020 FUTURES share about their six weeks with Netsmart during the first ever virtual internship program
The FUTURES program is built to “develop innovators and dreamers for the Netsmart of tomorrow.” Interns are called FUTURES because they are the future of Netsmart. FUTURES are given a project to work on throughout the summer, followed by a chance to “strut” what they’ve learned before the program ends. The goal is to allow students to grow their passion within Netsmart, learn new professional and leadership skills and collaborate among each other.
Over the years, the FUTURES program has almost doubled in size and includes students in areas of consulting, marketing, HR, finance and engineering. We spoke with previous FUTURES who are now Netsmart associates to share about their experiences and what they would recommend to those who are joining the program for the first time.
Continue reading Guiding Our FUTURES Forward
2020 has been a year of adaptation, teaching us all to remain agile and make the best of the opportunities presented to us. One of the biggest changes this year has been transitioning to a virtual workforce, which includes the Netsmart summer internship program. Our FUTURES are leveraging their technical expertise to adapt to our first fully virtual summer internship.
Check out the Q&A below to learn more about some of our FUTURES and their digital experience so far here at Netsmart.
Continue reading Brightening 2020 with our FUTURES’ Arrival
This summer, we welcomed 40 FUTURES to the Netsmart family. Each FUTURE had the opportunity to gain insight and real-world experience in many different areas of business including engineering, marketing, consulting, revenue cycle management (RCM), sales, human resources and more. An abundance of hard work paired with good memories made for the perfect summer here at Netsmart. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!
Continue reading Farewell FUTURES19
Recently our FUTURES took the opportunity to use their EveryDayMatters (EDM) volunteer day to grow their awareness of the impact we can make in our community by working in the gardens of our partner, Cornerstones of Care. Cornerstones is a local organization that offers social services including education, behavioral healthcare, foster care, and youth and family support services. The dedicated staff at Cornerstones works day in and day out to provide the best care for families in the community. What better way to support their mission than supporting them to serve others.
Hear from FUTURES Chase Neely, Cade Green, Nick Porsch and Grant Leonard to learn about what EveryDayMatters and being cause connected means to them.
Continue reading Making EveryDayMatter with the FUTURES
We have a motto here at Netsmart – “expect the unexpected.” Our FUTURES are learning this statement to be true, as every day in the office is unique and different than the next. Their days are exciting, bustling, sometimes surprising, but always rewarding. So, what does a day as a FUTURE look like?
Ivy Stansbury, Graphic Design FUTURE
“I start each day off by grabbing a cup of coffee down in the EDM café with other fellow FUTURES. This has been a way for me to get to know other FUTURES better and learn more about what they are doing here at Netsmart. Once I get back to my desk, I usually start by checking emails and checking in with my mentor and manager to see what needs to be done for the day or for the week.”
Continue reading A day in the life of a FUTURE
Five of our FUTURES went wheels up last week and traveled to the Netsmart Great River office in New York. These associates had the opportunity to work and collaborate with their mentors and managers face-to-face. Sean Waxman, a software engineering FUTURE, expressed how nice it was to be able to meet his mentor in-person instead of relying on Skype. While there was a lot of work completed throughout these two weeks, there was also some fun team building activities and great memories made.
Continue reading FUTURES, We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Although every FUTURE has a different story on how they landed at Netsmart, one thing they all have in common is school spirit. Last Friday, the FUTURES sported their favorite college gear and came together to share their experience at Netsmart so far as well as aspirations for the rest of summer and beyond.
Check out what our FUTURES had to say about their universities and why they chose to spend their summer at Netsmart.
Continue reading A Friday Filled With School Spirit
Our FUTURES took their internship to new heights last week after completing the Tucker Leadership Lab challenge course at William Jewell College. Founded in 2000, this course presents businesses, schools, churches and sports teams with obstacle course-like challenges designed to build trust, communication and confidence.
Continue reading Learning the Ropes of Team Building
Time sure does fly when you’re having fun! For the last 10 weeks, we’ve been hosting our #FUTURES18 on a variety of operational teams. They have had the chance to get their hands on real-world experience in diverse areas such as human resources, sales, consulting, engineering, finance and more. Through their contributions, our FUTURES are leaving us with a lasting impact with the aim to make life better not only our clients but also the individuals they serve.
Continue reading #FUTURES18: Summer Reflections