Find out what former Tata Medical Centre student intern Samuel Collett has been up to since graduating and why his GEO internship boosted his career prospects!
Degree Programme and Graduation year: Economics, 2016
GEO internship completed and year: Tata Medical Centre, 2015
What did you do on your internship?
Lived with both undergraduate and postgraduate students from universities around the world including the University of Groningen and Berkeley College, California. Co-authored a paper titled ‘Water usage in a multi-speciality hospital and its effective management’ published the Journal of the Academy of Clinical Microbiologists.
What did you get from doing the internship? Did you develop or acquire any particular skills?
- Investigated more efficient methods of resource allocation within the Tata private medical centre. Liaised with departments of the hospital to create a comprehensive analysis of the business structure and practices.
- Conducted a water audit while using observational research and a prospective review of records to fashion conclusions that I communicated to the senior management team through a report and presentations.
- Took a leadership role with regards to the presentations and writing.
What jobs of significance have you held since graduating? What is your current job title?
Since graduating I started working as a project manager for a logistics and consulting firm. From September 2017 I will be working for Deloitte in financial services.
Do you think the internship made you more employable and how did the experience help you in your professional career?
The internship undoubtedly made me more employable. To the extent that in my first round manager interview for Deloitte, we spent the entire 45 minutes talking about my time in India, and managed to cover all of the competencies just by using this internship an example.
It provided me with an exposure to different working cultures, as well as an appreciation for the philanthropic nature of work within a non-profit organisation as oppose to the profit driven corporations I had worked for previously.