by Mabel Shiu
Overall, I was very impressed with Cardinal Health's investment in every employee's continual development. Whether you held an entry level position or led a department, opportunities to develop skills and training were available and encouraged. Some opportunities I learned about this summer included the Toastmasters club, various leadership tracks (i.e. EMERGE and LEAD), high level workshops (i.e. Lean Six Sigma), comprehensive performance reviews, and many ERG (Employee Resource Groups) sponsored events.
On the same note, I was impressed with Cardinal Health's attitude toward industry changes. Mike Kaufman, the CFO of Cardinal Health's pharmaceutical segment, has witnessed many transitions during his time with Cardinal Health. When he spoke to our intern class, in addition to role modeling genuine leadership, Kaufman challenged us to not be afraid of change and even to embrace relocation/lateral moves to gain more experiences. Seizing career opportunities and being open to change was definitely the most reoccurring piece of advice from our Executive Speakers.
* The views expressed in this blog post are those of an intern and does not necessarily represent Cardinal Health.