Category: WorkReady | Aug 6, 2012
“It’s not always about money; you have to value the experience and what will look good on your resume.”
Those are the wise words of 18-year-old Bria Raynor, a West Philadelphia native and soon-to-be first year student at Penn State’s Brandywine campus. Through WorkReady Philadelphia and University City District, with support from The Philadelphia Foundation – GlaxoSmithKline Inspiring Youth Endowment Fund, Bria is a summer intern at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She works in the Case Management Department. “I work with insurance claims, including filing by company and date. It requires a lot of organization. One mistake can cause a lot of confusion for the hospital and the patient.” After four weeks, she appreciates that her supervisor trusts her to with projects and is confident in her abilities. “She gives me a project and then gives me room to figure it out; she doesn’t micromanage me. She tells me what the end result should be, and lets me create a way to get it done that makes sense for me. I like that.”
A fan of both chemistry and criminal justice, Bria plans to pursue a career in Forensic Science. She values that her internship has given her access to professionals the medical and science fields.