Melissa Smith '18, Anya Wang '17, and Knight Distinguished Associate Professor for the Study of Religion & Cu...
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Project Manager, Epic Systems
Major in Economics
Did you complete any internships while at Knox?
I interned with Oakland Psychological Clinic, an outpatient mental health facility in southeast Michigan. I've worked at the administrative office for a few summers as a file clerk and receptionist, doing odd jobs here and there.
I proposed a project to the administration researching the effects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on business practices and billing. They agreed to let me pursue the project, and I secured funding from the ACI-Kemper Summer Internship program. The grant was coupled with a series of online courses about business and the insurance industry. I've been able to get an inside look at all aspects of insurance, mental health, and business.
How has Knox helped to prepare you for your career?
Through my internship, I learned about opportunities in business and insurance, and saw just how valuable my liberal arts education will be in pursuing a career in business. I have the skill set to work confidently in the professional world. Knox really helped me become a critical thinker and develop my interpersonal and communication skills.
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