Monday, June 06, 2011

Internship... One of the Joys of Graduate School

Is that you get to go back to being the low man on the totem pole for a whole summer.  AND... if you're lucky, your get to continue to be low man on the totem pole until graduation.  This is a tough concept for MBA students.  I mean, we aren't 22 and most of us were managers or directors before we jumped ship and headed back to school.

So today, I started a job with a large non-profit health system.  As part of the experience, I was teamed up with other's who would be based in the same facility with me and we were instructed to build a contraption out of straws... Strange, I did the same thing on the first day of graduate school... but I did it with business minded grad students.  This time I did it with a nurse, a warehouse worker, two custodial staff, and a finance guy. Yep.  This was not a very good architectural example of how well we would all end up working together.  Oh my.

So, is the straw exercise one that will continue to reflect the ability of departments to work together in the hospital?  I hope not, but only time will tell.  In the interim, I will accept my fate as copy/coffee girl until I can squeeze my in on a sweet sweet project.