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Three students have received high marks for successful internships completed over the summer of 2022. Abilene Sosa Baez, Justin Hibbs, and Zach Anthofer joined the workforce under Trinity Health’s internship program. All are students at Iowa State University.
Justin and Zach both served their internships in the Supply Chain Department while Abilene interned in Human Resources.
Bonnie Mattern, Director of Human Resources, said Abilene was able to acquire an overall understanding of Human Resources through hands-on experience and participation in major projects, including the UKG Kronos launch in July. “My experience was beyond what I could have imagined,” Abilene said. “Going into my first internship I was unsure what to expect, however I am confident that I have chosen the correct path thanks to my time at Trinity.”
Justin and Zach also gained hands-on experience working in all areas of the supply chain system, including purchasing, receiving, distribution and finance. With their efforts in each of these areas they were able to see the entire flow of product from procurement to end patient use. “What I found most interesting is how much we interact with all departments in the hospital,” Justin said.
“One of my favorite experiences was the Transition Planning Sessions for the new healthcare facility,” Zach added. “I took a class last semester and the focal point was around Value Stream Analysis and Lean Production processes, which I really enjoyed.”
Carol Walth, Supply Chain Director, noted it was her department’s first year with interns and the experience was rewarding for both interns and staff. “Justin and Zach were able to apply the principals from classes they have completed, and they challenged us on our processes based on their inquisitive questions and their knowledge of technology. It was a beneficial experience for both parties.”
“I was so pleased with our Human Resources staff,” Bonnie added. “They embraced having Abi as part of our family. Everyone took the time to explain and teach her about the day-to-day operations in an HR office. I am confident we gave Abi the best opportunity to explore and learn as much as possible. By the end of her time here, she had grown to love and appreciate not only Trinity Health, but Minot as a community.”