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Netsmart FUTURES- Week Four

It was a busy week for our FUTURES! On Tuesday, they golfed, snacked and socialized with their mentors at Top Golf in Overland Park. They also spent Thursday at Ozanam for their first EDM Day, where they toured and assisted around the facility. This week, David, Tyler and Jake reflect on their fourth week as FUTURES.

Week 4
This week’s blog contributors, David Schmitt, Jake Stansbury and Tyler Johnston participate in an EDM Day at Ozanam on Thursday, June 30.

Tyler Johnston: Delivery Analyst FUTURE

Coming to Netsmart as a Delivery Analyst FUTURE I really had no idea what to expect.  That being said, as week number four comes to a close, I have been blown away.  Working with the consulting team has taught me so much, not only about Avatar, but about the behavioral health field in general.  I have developed a newfound respect for the work that is being done here, and the great people that make it happen.  It is relieving to know that most of our training is behind us.  As a Delivery Analyst we really hit the ground running but as a team we were able to learn so much about our solution, Avatar. We have learned how Netsmart’s solutions, such as Avatar, are helping our clients and the facilities they attend, such as Ozanam.

This week we also had the opportunity to enjoy an evening at Top Golf.  Being that there is a variety of FUTURES this year, it is hard to get everyone in one place, and Top Golf was the perfect spot.  It was a nice chance to really get to know the class and find out what different projects and teams everyone is working on.  Here is a picture of some of the FUTURES, Mentors and I getting ready to swing the club!

FUTURES and Mentors spend their afternoon engaging in some friendly competition at Top Golf in Overland Park, KS on Tuesday, June 28.

David Schmitt: Software Engineer FUTURE

It’s hard to believe it’s already been four weeks since I’ve started working at Netsmart! As a Software Engineer FUTURE with the POV team, I am developing a dashboard web application that will automatically gather and display data about assessments that clients are completing through our ReachingRecovery app. I’ve been learning a ton so far, but every day I feel more comfortable and confident about programming different parts of the dashboard.

Working at Netsmart this summer has been a blast so far. This is my very first internship experience, and I never imagined enjoying it as much as I do. I feel like I’m actually contributing to my team with the projects I’m working on, and every day that I step into the Solutionarium I’m excited to see how much I can accomplish. My team is very kind and easy to talk to, and I know they are ready to answer any question I have if I need help. The daily meeting that my team holds to discuss our progress definitely helps me recognize more of the big picture for what goes into developing solutions.

The Software Engineer FUTURES also have a weekly meeting to discuss the progress we are making on our projects. I like hearing about the variety of projects other FUTURES are working on, and it’s good to hear from the FUTURES in New York about what they are working on, too. I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone accomplishes in the next few weeks!

FUTURES work in the Ozanam greenhouse during their EDM Day on Thursday, June 3o.

Jake Stansbury: Finance FUTURE

Oh, what a busy week it has been. From working to Top Golf to EDM (Every Day Matters) Day, I have been having a full and fun week! To attempt to not be so repetitive I will just tell you about what we did on our Every Day Matters Day. With this being my second year as a Finance FUTURE at Netsmart, I have to say this EDM Day is one for the record books. For this EDM day we went to Ozanam to help out around their facilities and to learn from our client how Netsmart helps them in their daily lives. It was great to hear directly from clients about how Netsmart’s solutions and people have positively influenced their lives. Hearing from the client in-person helped me to be much more cause connected to what I am doing at Netsmart.

In addition to hearing from the clients about how Netsmart influences them, we helped around the facilities. Starting at about 9am until about 2pm (with a lunch break) we were working hard in two separate groups. One group was in the dorms painting walls and door frames. While the group I was in was outside working in the garden and greenhouse cleaning up the area, pulling weeds, organizing pots, moving rocks, and mulching. It was nice to be able to be outside working with my hands. I also really like to be able to help Ozanam clean up and improve their facilities to make their lives a little easier!

At the end of the day after we were done working we all played kickball with some of the kids staying at Ozanam. It was a beautiful day and so much fun to be able to play with the kids. Overall, I think the EDM Day at Ozanam was a success and I can’t wait for the next EDM Day planned!

A group of FUTURES and Netsmart’s new hire class participate in a kickball game with Ozanam residents during their EDM Day on Thursday, June 30.

Week 4: Every Day Matters Day

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After a recreational trip to the plaza the previous week, we were ready to put our volunteer skills to work for the Every Day Matters campaign. This year the Futures split their day working between KVC’s Prairie Ridge Children’s Psychiatric Hospital and the Indian Woods Middle School. In the morning, our group visited the children’s hospital, where we participated in a tour of the facility and learned how Netsmart’s solutions play a crucial role in day-to-day operations. After the tour, we had the opportunity to channel our inner child, and play a variety of games with some of the children. One of the games we played was a spin-off of rock, paper, scissors that involved giants, elves, and wizards.  Natalie even made a couple of new friends who kept referring to her as “Mini-Me”. The children and staff there were so friendly and everyone had a great time.

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Reflections on Week #3 of the Netsmart FUTURES program!

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Netsmart’s Futures program is filled with team building activities, networking events, educational luncheons, along with meaningful work and opportunities to learn about the industry, build our professional skill set, and grow as an individual. Here, we three Futures, Claudia, Brett, and Jake, reflect on our third week of our summer internship.

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FUTURES Week 2: Settling In and Setting up!


During week 2, the main focus was getting settled into our work flow, our groups and meeting team members. Engineering learned more details about their specific group project that they will complete for the summer and were assigned their roles. Consulting was shown more about the billing and clinical cycles. Then cloud computing worked with a microcomputer called the Raspberry Pi that was set up to work with their network testing. All in all, the three of us from our separate groups learned a lot about our individual teams but we are still working on learning the ropes. But we’ve also discovered our greatest asset, the Keurig machines. Continue reading FUTURES Week 2: Settling In and Setting up!

Netsmart “Back to the FUTURES” Program

Back to the FUTURES

At Netsmart, we move purposely with passion and intentionality.  We focus on using innovative solutions to break down barriers and push the boundaries of the health and human services industry.

Our internship program is dubbed the “FUTURES” because those who participate are an important part of our future.  Our program includes a balance between classroom-based and on-the-job learning, hands-on, client based work, professional development opportunities, leadership exposure and several social / networking events throughout the summer. #ntstfutures

This summer we will once again be kicking off the Netsmart “Back to the FUTURES” Program – for current college students!  We will welcome 28 FUTURES to the Overland Park office on Monday, June 1st.  Continue reading Netsmart “Back to the FUTURES” Program

Campus Recruiting Update: Interview Marathons


Phew…. What a week! 59 candidates, 27 Netsmartians, 226 interviews, and an enormous amount of coffee later this week has been our biggest group of onsite visits for college students to date…. And we could not have been more proud of the talent that came on site to get to know us better. Continue reading Campus Recruiting Update: Interview Marathons

The Engineering Futures Say Goodbye

The Engineering Futures Say Goodbye

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The software engineering futures accomplished many tasks this summer. Our first tasks were working with full-time engineers on team projects where each Future was a part of a different Netsmart Solution. Although our parts may have seemed small many of the Futures ended up saving a lot of time and money for the company. Then we split into two teams to work on two restful services Fitbit and Twilio. Continue reading The Engineering Futures Say Goodbye

The Netsmart Bunch

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If you would have asked me in the beginning, what I expected to gain from this internship, I would have retorted with the typical, boss-pleasing response involving one of the following: to gain insight to corporate life, or to expand my knowledge within my chosen career path, or even better yet, to align my wants with the company’s needs so that we may function as a cohesive unit, constantly working toward a common solution or goal that benefits both parties. Just imagine the look on that executive’s face after piping off with that last little beauty. Continue reading The Netsmart Bunch