by Mabel Shiu
I was surprised by how casual and relaxed Cardinal Health’s culture was while still promoting professionalism and efficiency. I had expected an intense and highly bureaucratic corporate environment. Instead, I’ve developed some great relationships over coffee, happy hour, grabbing lunch off campus, etc. with a variety of managers, directors, and even executives. Everyone here is approachable.
Cardinal Health’s investment in intern development and the number of built-in opportunities to get involved were also surprises to me. There are endless leadership opportunities in our intern committees which coordinate activities such as community service events, tours (I went on an all day tour in West Virginia), and professional development workshops. Additionally, the Intern Executive Speaker Series brings in a Cardinal Health executive almost weekly to speak to our intern class. With that said, “an internship is only what you make out of it” so I try to take advantage of every opportunity in order to experience as much as I can this summer.
* The views expressed in this blog post are those of an intern and does not necessarily represent Cardinal Health.