Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
Following my previous summer internship with Rx EDGE, I felt the need to pursue my fascination for the industry and affinity for this company further, happily accepting a return offer for this year’s summer program.
The reason for my decision derived amidst a final exam for a program called I-Core through the Kelley School of Business this past fall. What should have been the most difficult test I would ever take at Indiana University turned out to be much easier than expected. As I scanned over the first 10 questions, I realized that not only did I know all the information presented, but I also used it in a real-world setting. Specifically used it in my internship here the prior year. We covered nearly all the topics used in the exam, from analytics and social media creation to financial reports and operational efficiency.
I will never forget the anxiety flush away as I laid eyes on the first question of the exam, addressing a social media management platform called Hootsuite. It just so happens that I worked with that platform every single day of my internship, both this year and the year prior. I can’t thank this company enough, not just for my success in my academic studies, but for making me a more insightful individual all around.
Walking through the doors of Rx EDGE at the start of this summer, I was thinking that there is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find how you have altered. However, that wasn’t the case at all, Rx EDGE nearly changed as much as me. The introduction of new product lines, a new website, improved sales methods, and most importantly, a new name: InStep Health.
My role shifted throughout the internship, bouncing from marketing to varying portions of finance and operations. The bulk of my time was dedicated to the re-branding process, editing and managing the website, case studies, white papers, sales materials, and a mix of financial reports to turn them over to our new brand.
Most people don’t get the chance to go through this process in their life, starting something “fresh” and creating a name. As a result of my prior work experience with my own entrepreneurial startup and my studies at the Kelley School of Business, I was able to compare and appreciate a greater understanding of my role during this re-branding stage. I have come to understand the hard work and countless hours it takes to make something new, and I am thrilled to get the experience.
By the end of this summer, the part that resonated with me the most was the feedback I received from others in the workplace. Throughout my internship, I gave a couple of presentations to a few members of the sales team, financial analysts, and others within the company. Following each delivery, I would receive emails and phone calls of constructive feedback on how I could improve, along with additional tasks I could help out with. My involvement with the company grew every day within the program which cultivated a wonderful environment to develop. The new changes to the business brought about greater changes to me.
I said it last year, and I will say it again. I learned more here at InStep Health than I could have ever imagined. I was consistently put to work, covering projects in multiple fields of study, improving myself for the better. It was an interesting time, conducting work during the era of this pandemic, but I am grateful for every second. I want to thank everyone on the InStep Health team for making this experience everything I could have asked for and more. I wish everyone the best of luck in their future endeavors and I hope to see you all again sometime in the near future. I am eager to carry the knowledge and skills learned here to cultivate an environment of happiness and success for my years to come. Once again, thank you all, I can’t express my gratitude enough.