Seeing the Big Picture

By Shannon Jackson, Organizational Leadership, Kelevra Ideas Intern

The past couple of weeks in my internship were slightly different in terms of my mindset. I was previously completing my tasks keeping in mind that this internship is primarily a learning experience. Sometimes it almost felt like additional coursework, especially given its virtual nature. I made a little work area for myself in my house to complete my schoolwork. I also complete my internship work in this space. Not being in an office setting can sometimes allow you not to always be consciously aware that you are working for a company. I would ultimately like to work from home if my future job allows, so this virtual internship is a good look at what it is like to have my dog barking in the background or my mother calling for me from downstairs. Many people agree that working from home can be challenging given their home life situation. This is helping me to adjust in case I do eventually have a job that allows me to work from home. 

The work I completed the past few weeks for my internship was particularly gratifying. Sometimes I have to step back and remind myself that the tasks I complete at my little home desk are actively helping the medical community. Kelevra informed me that information I am working on will be on a pharmaceutical company’s website for their medications. Hearing that was exciting for me because it made me realize just how much of an impact my internship is having in the pharmaceutical industry. 

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