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Netsmart FUTURES- Week Ten

We can’t believe the summer is already coming to and end. The past ten weeks with our FUTURES have flown by! This week, our Great River and Overland Park FUTURES presented their summer projects to their mentors, managers and the entire Netsmart Executive Cabinet during the FUTURES Strut. They spent countless hours brainstorming, filming, editing and scripting in preparation for this event. This week, Dalton, Meghan and John reflect on their summer at Netsmart and the FUTURES program as a whole.

Dalton Bush: Internal IT FUTURE

Throughout this summer, we as FUTURES have been asked to complete many different tasks. From our own individual projects and work in our different departments, to preparing a presentation for the entire company to see; we have been challenged. In my personal opinion, writing this blog is the most challenging of all tasks during the summer. The reason I say this is challenging is not because I cannot find a topic to write about. I could explain what I have done all summer, along with our FUTURES strut presentations. However, I would rather talk about the meaning of this FUTURES program. Explaining what the FUTURES program means to us is what I find to be the most challenging task of the summer.

I simply do not believe this is something that can be explained in a few paragraphs. The opportunity and knowledge that we gain as FUTURES from this summer is very difficult to put into words. For some of us, this is our first chance at an internship, and I must say what a company to learn from. Our goal over these ten weeks is to gain as much knowledge as we can and improve our understanding of the work field we intend to dive into. The knowledge and experience I have gained within the Internal IT department this summer is priceless. I began the summer with a summer’s worth of experience, but I feel I will be leaving with much more than that because of how much I have learned these past ten weeks.

The great thing about being a FUTURE at Netsmart is that the tasks we work on are not scrapped to never be thought about again. Our work is meaningful and benefits this company in one way or another. We are treated just as other associates are, and we have the opportunity to complete the same work alongside of them. For some of us, working on meaningful work gives us an extreme amount of experience. In my degree of IT, the best way to learn is to do. I’ve been able to experience and troubleshoot issues firsthand thanks to Netsmart, and I have gained valuable knowledge that interns at other companies do not ever get a chance to learn. As FUTURES of Netsmart, we are given opportunities that we simply would not have if we were anywhere else.

The opportunity of being a FUTURE at Netsmart is not something any of us take for granted. I know I can speak for every 2016 FUTURE when I say we are truly honored to be here. This is the opportunity of a lifetime for us to be able to further ourselves toward becoming successful adults. Thanks to Netsmart, we have been able to experience things that would not have been the same anywhere else. Netsmart FUTURES are supposed to feel like the future of this company, and it is easy to, with the great opportunities that we are given. Thank you to everyone who has assisted in the FUTURES program and helped us learn throughout the summer.

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During the Strut, the FUTURES played videos showcasing their knowledge of Netsmart before and after their ten week program. The videos covered topics like Netsmart solutions, the EDM Foundation, and their expectations for the program this summer.

Meghan Gordon: Marketing FUTURE

This summer, I’ve had the privilege of working in Netsmart’s marketing department with an amazing team of individuals. I can honestly say I’ve learned more this summer than I could’ve ever hoped for. Coming into this internship, I had no idea what to expect, but was excited to begin working.

I quickly learned that Netsmart isn’t the type of place that gives its interns busy work. Instead, I hit the ground running, working on real projects that the company actually used. In my first week alone, I’d designed table tents, monitor graphics, and posters for the Netsmart 3.0 Town Hall and a Public Health Summit.

My role as a Marketing FUTURE was wide-ranging, allowing me to explore a number of my interests. One day, I’d be designing signage for an event, and the next I’d be reviewing the viability our Success Stories or editing NetsmartLife blog content.

This week, our entire FUTURES class has spent a lot of time preparing for the FUTURES Strut. Tomorrow, all thirty-one FUTURES will gather to present our work. Not many companies are willing to clear an entire afternoon so the company, including our Executives, could learn about the impact the FUTURES have had on Netsmart this summer. The Strut really reinforces the idea that Netsmart cares about the work its FUTURES do.

Thank you, Netsmart for this amazing opportunity to learn and grow my skills. Lastly, I would like to thank my mentor, Laura Schoonover, and the entire Marketing Department for welcoming me into the Netsmart Family and making these past ten weeks unforgettable.

John Poorman: Delivery Analyst FUTURE

The past ten weeks have been a great experience for me in terms of learning about Netsmart as a career choice. This has been my first internship, and it’s exceeded all my expectations. I have grown as an individual throughout the course of this summer. I’ve gotten real-world experience in a professional environment that has about a million different moving parts, all of which contribute to Netsmart being the leader in their industry. This has helped me develop my communication and time management skills greatly. I have worked on a couple different projects since completing my training and have been preparing for our Futures Strut. Throughout these projects, I feel that I have been able to keep my priorities in line and stay productive.

I jumped around to a couple of different teams until I ended up working with Morgan Meyer, Nick Butler and fellow FUTURE, Santosh Dandi, on the Centers team.  As a group, we have put together documentation over the implementation of add-ons in Avatar and Evolv (I have personally only worked on the Avatar side). These documents are beneficial to associates because it gives them a guide over their implementation. It leads them through the process from pre-kick-off all the way through Go Live. These documents will also help answer any questions the Netsmart associate may have, as well as questions the client may have.

The thing that stuck out to me the most this summer was our Mental Health First Aid Certification EDM Day. I’ll be able to apply the information I learned in that class throughout my life in order to help others. A couple days ago, an email went out offering associates the opportunity to attend the class. I highly recommend signing up!

I am very thankful for the opportunity to work at Netsmart. I have absolutely loved how welcoming and friendly the associates and other FUTURES have been over the past ten weeks. I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has helped me grow as an individual. I cannot wait to share my experience with others!

Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Megan Douglah

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As the halfway point nears in our summers, I think we’re all starting to realize that the classic “9-5” work schedule sometimes means “8:30-5:30,” and when you get home from work, you are tired, and you don’t even want to make yourself dinner (If my parents somehow stumble upon this blog, THANK YOU for your countless 9-5 days and dinner).  Continue reading Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Megan Douglah

Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Jack Moore

Back to the FUTURES

There is nothing Futures love to do more than learning! This summer we’ve had plenty of opportunities to learn more about Netsmart and what other teams here do. In the past few weeks, we have attended three Lunch n Learns, and every team’s Futures have hosted a Hot Spot. Continue reading Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Jack Moore

Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Jacob Kipp

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Throughout our time as a Future here at Netsmart Technologies we have been to events that are very fun and enjoyable; where we perform activities and volunteer our time to come have fun together.

Continue reading Week 5: Hosting Events as a Future – Jacob Kipp

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.

Continue reading Reflections on Week #3 of the Netsmart FUTURES program!

FUTURES Week 2: Settling In and Setting up!

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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!

Meet our growing Netsmart Careers team!

The Netsmart Careers team is growing and changing.  Meet our recruiting team!!

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From Left to Right:  Ashley, Jill, Tonya, Sandra and Sara

Netsmart Careers Recruiters

  • Ashley DeMond – Campus / Finance
  • Jill Sanchez – Engineering / Cloud / Hosting / Technical
  • Tonya Munden – Sales / Consulting / Learning Services / Sales Operation
  • Sandra DeStigter – Support / Billing / Marketing

Continue reading Meet our growing Netsmart Careers team!