Reflections From Former CVS Health Pharmacy Resident Gregory Bresin

Last week we started a new series highlighting our Pharmacy Residents experiences and updating where they are now and any future plans they may have in their careers.

Today we are happy to share reflection from Gregory Bresin.  Greg is a Managed Care Resident out of Pittsburgh, PA.

Pharmacy Residents
From left to right: Colleagues Michelle Nguyen, Corey Wilson, Vimal Thottapurathu, and Greg working hard at Sanofi in Bridgewater, NJ

Looking back on this year I believe the most rewarding experience has been getting to work with so many great colleagues and mentors. Every person that I was able to work with was very willing to help develop my skills to grow into a stronger professional. In addition to my formal preceptors and mentors, being able to work with such an intelligent and hard working group of co-residents made the experience just that much more beneficial.

I am very excited to be staying with the CVS Health starting a role as a Clinical Advisor supporting our health plan line of business. I celebrated my new role with a short trip to Florida and I am excited to be settling well into my new role.

If you are considering a career as a Pharmacist, I encourage you to see what CVS Health has to offer. CVS is truly a place where you can make a difference and grow your career in whichever direction you desire.

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Upcoming Virtual Events for Pharmacist Residency and Internship Programs!

We’ll you’ll hope join us at one of our upcoming virtual events for Pharmacist Students. Whether you’re looking for a residency or an internship we’re looking forward to the opportunity to connect with you. Our virtual events is your chance to chat with us from wherever you are located! Share your experience, ask questions and get to know our team — all online, from any device.

Our online events make it easy and fun for you to participate. After signing in from your home, office, smartphone or tablet, you’ll participate in 1-on-1 chats with our representatives. The chats are text-based and timed, allowing you to quickly meet us, exchange contact information, and walk away with your questions answered.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM ET

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM ET

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Will #teamCVS see you at NBMBAA / Prospanica in Philly?

David Casey - NBMBAA

We would love to meet you in the land of water ice, soft pretzels, hoagies, and cheesesteaks.

At CVS Health we help people on their path to better health in everything that we do. We are a Fortune #7 company with offices located in Rhode Island, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, and Dallas which support our 9,700+ retail locations, 1,100+ MinuteClinic locations, Pharmacy Benefit Manager, Long Term-Care Division, Specialty Pharmacy Division, and much more.

We hope to meet each of youse guys in the City of Brotherly Love!

CVS Health at NBMBAA/Prospanica 2017

  • Visit us at the Career Expo at Booth #306
  • Meet CVS Health executives at the Meet the Experts session (09/28/2017 11:00 am-12:15 pm) in Room 113A. Each attendee will receive a $10 CVS Pharmacy gift card and be entered to win prizes like Apple Watches, Fitbits, and $100 CVS Pharmacy gift cards! 

Business Units Hiring at the NBMBAA/Prospanica 2017:

  • Account Management
  • Enterprise Finance and Internal Audit
  • Analytics
  • Inventory Management & Supply Chain
  • Merchandising
  • Retail Field Management
  • Retail Product Innovation & Development
  • Pharmacy Benefit Manager (PBM) Product and Process Innovation
  • Pharmacy Operations
  • Enterprise Strategy

Choosing the right internship can be one of the biggest decisions you make. It’s a choice that can shape your future. Learn more about MBA internships at CVS Health on our career site at this link jobs.cvshealth.com/internships.

CVS Health Interns Lead with Heart

Andre Jankowski started his career at CVS Health by interning with the company in 2016 as a summer intern working in the Inventory department.

After graduating Bryant University, with a Supply Chain Management and Psychology major, in 2017 Andre joined full-time and is now working as a Senior Consultant in Inventory Operations.

What excites him about working for CVS Health is that there are “so many different people working together to support CVS Health’s purpose: to help people on the path to better health.” He has created a special bond with his teammates, making CVS Health feel like his home away from home. Being surrounded by a supportive and diverse community has helped Andre grow within the company and keeps him motivated.

According to Andre, there is no typical day at CVS Health, which he admires. He comes into work every day open-minded and curious what the day will bring to him because his managers are assigning him projects with his team even if he does not have a background in what the project is. His managers’ faith in him keeps Andre motivated and energized to come into work every day. Also, the way in which shoppers purchase items and their experience is consistently changing, and in Andre’s role, he gets to be a part of that and being a part of CVS Health in general.

Being a recent college graduate, Andre has several career goals for his future to work on, which includes “learning the various parts of the supply chain through hands on work experience, I would like to understand how top companies like CVS Health, ranked #7 on the Fortune 500 list, can move the amount of product they do in the way that they do. Once I understand many different aspects of the supply chain, I would like to step out of the corporate world and consult for small companies doing process optimization and helping them to understand how supply chains work.”

When Andre thinks of what “leading with heart” means to him, he says, “To lead with heart is to understand that everyone is human, we all have parents or loved ones, maybe children and best friends. When we are making decisions that are going to affect people in the world we need to keep in mind that we are all human and we need to look out for one another!”

To learn more about an internship with CVS Health, visit us on our career site at jobs.cvshealth.com/internships or follow us on social media

Backpack to Briefcase; University Students Gain Experience During CVS Health’s Summer Intern Program 2017

This summer, in 2017, we had a successful outcome of the internship program, here at CVS Health, in our corporate offices. With 72 interns located in 6 different states across the U.S., the students in our master’s/MBA program and undergraduate program have had vast opportunities in their departments to learn about the company and gain the experience they will need when applying for a full-time position.

Meet our interns:


Rafael Rodriguez is an undergraduate student at Syracuse University, studying supply chain management and marketing and working in the Woonsocket distribution center this summer as a Distribution Center Leadership Intern. What Rafael likes most about interning at CVS Health is how his supervisors had set him up to succeed by providing him the resources and tools that he needs to help him with his project. Rafael can apply his knowledge from his classes at college to his internship. When Rafael tells his friends and family about working for CVS Health, he says, “I tell them how much I am learning from a professional standpoint and the perks of working for CVS like my discount card, my office, and how great the team I am working with is.”


Kaina Chen is a Pharmacy Product Development Intern this summer and is an undergraduate student at Dartmouth College, studying chemistry and government. When deciding where to intern, Kaina loved CVS Health because of her interest in health care, as well as the people who had a great influence on her during the interview process. Hearing about current employees’ real-world experiences with the company drew Kaina to the position she has now at CVS Health in the undergraduate internship program. Kaina is proud to share that her “experience in the product development group, so far, has been consistently engaging, and I appreciate everyone who is so willing to give me insights on the day-to-day operations. It is exciting to be constantly surrounded by individuals who are extremely perceptive about the business environment and are constantly thinking a dozen steps ahead.”


Matt Muron is working as an Inventory Intern this summer while getting his MBA at Indiana State University with a concentration in business analytics, and supply chain management with a minor in finance. While searching for an MBA internship program, he “found CVS to be a company that genuinely lives out its purpose of creating a better, healthier world; doing so not only as part of its corporate social responsibility role, but also, as a direct means of achieving its mission”. What excites Matt about working at CVS Health is how the company touches so many people in a positive way and how, no matter what department you work in, you make an impact on the company, as well as on the customers that shop in our locations and use our pharmacy. Matt loves the fun and relaxed work environment as well as the friendliness of everyone he comes across at work. He advises future interns to “keep an open mind about your career possibilities” because of the availability of many different opportunities and departments at CVS Health.


Trent Tolbert is an MBA student and an Inventory Analyst Rx Returns Intern here at CVS Health. Trent attended the undergraduate business school at Dartmouth College, obtained his master’s in management studies at Duke University, and is currently attending Emory University to get an MBA with a concentration in finance. Trent’s project this summer is “to calculate our ‘Waste Floor,’ the unavoidable systematic risk inherent in our industry and current business practices.” Trent loves working for CVS Health because of the company’s moral integrity and the great decisions CVS Health continues to make to help customers. As an MBA intern at CVS Health, Trent appreciates “seeing the direct impact of my work. My project has tremendous scope and freedom so knowing that my project’s output could affect ~10K stores and our millions of customers is tremendous.”


Gui Serrano was a previous intern in the MBA program at CVS Health, working as a marketing and strategy intern in Store Brands. His hard work and his experience with his internship at CVS Health opened up several opportunities at the company. His internship led him to several promotions to his current title of Brand Manager. What enticed Gui to work in Store Brands and retail as a whole was the amount of growth available in the department as well as the fact that “Our decisions today impact sales tomorrow, and I am being literal. We can execute on our strategies and see how customers react on a daily basis.” The thing that truly excites Gui about the company is that “CVS is probably the only retailer in the drug channel that actually stands for something and makes purposeful decisions.”

CVS Health Summer Spanish Immersion Internship

CVS Health is proud to have hosted the inaugural 10-week Summer Spanish Immersion Internship program this summer.

The 20 selected Pharmacy Interns have basic to moderate Spanish fluency and are interested in relocating post-graduation to a Dominant Spanish market to help serve Hispanic patients.

The pharmacy interns that participated are enrolled in a college of pharmacy and worked across seven states. They had the opportunity to be immersed in CVS stores that have a Hispanic dominant patient population.  These bilingual students served our Hispanic population in unique ways.

The interns spent time diving deep into cultural competencies such as disease state prevalence in Hispanics, familiarity with OTC products used within the Hispanic population, and understanding cultural barriers to health care.  Our hope is to help increase Spanish fluency and create a larger workforce of Spanish speaking pharmacists to best serve the growing Hispanic population within the United States.

Spanish Immersion Intern Event
#TeamCVS attending UNIDAD of Miami Beach

One of our interns, Kevin Malloy, a 2nd-year pharmacy student from Virginia Commonwealth University recently attended a community health fair.  Kevin wrote of his experience:

“Last Friday I was fortunate enough to attend a community health fair at UNIDAD of Miami Beach. At the health fair, I was accompanying Navarro District Supervisor Chanel Valcarcel and Pharmacy Manager at #10709, Juan Rivera. We were joined by other representatives from various health care fields including dental, medical insurance, and social work professionals.

The population at the event was made up of female senior citizens, a majority of whom were Hispanic. I had the best time meeting and speaking will all of the people there. The majority of the women were there with questions; some just wanted to speak with Dr. Rivera, who knew many of them from his pharmacy up the street. Most of my time was spent talking to the community members while Dr. Rivera took their blood pressure. Some of the women had questions about their medications & immunizations, but they also shared some of their other health concerns such as insurance and finding new physicians.

The event was a great experience for an aspiring community pharmacist like myself. It was relevant to speak to people and focus on their individual questions and problems that they brought regarding their medication and health history. As an example, I had the opportunity to speak with one community member about her concerns with beginning the bisphosphonate therapy she has recently been prescribed.

The patient was very well-educated and health literate, and it was a unique experience for me to conduct a conversation with her that addressed her concerns to starting therapy. I learned a lot, got great first-hand experience working with senior citizens in a community setting, and I had a fun time.

Thank you to CVS Health, Navarro, Juan, and Chanel for allowing me to participate.”

We are excited for our interns’ experiences, like Kevin’s, and the impact they are making on a community. Sign up below for more information about how you can participate in our expanded program in 2018!

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CVS Health Internship Update

By Chloe Skraly, 2017 CVS Health Recruitment Marketing Intern

As a new intern here at CVS Health, I have been given the opportunity to learn a lot as a new young professional in the workplace. The experience so far also made me glad to choose CVS Health as the company to intern for this summer. Everyone here is so friendly and willing to help, and my managers are always here to get me up on my feet when I may feel like I have fallen a little bit and need guidance.

What truly made CVS Health stand out to me with their internship program was the amazing speakers they brought in the first two days of orientation. Having past interns who were offered a full-time position and chose to stay with CVS Health opened up my eyes as a rising University senior to what CVS truly means to the people who work here every day. With only positive things to say about the internship program and the company as a whole, it excited me to be a part of such a great team of people who care so much about this company and our customers. I have learned that CVS Health truly puts their focus on the customer and what they want. The “alumni,” as you could call them, of the CVS Health intern program demonstrated the relevant projects they worked on and how they applied to the company. They felt that they had made a small difference in such a large company, which was great to hear.

The activity the interns did the first day of our orientation was really fun, and we all had a great time innovating and collaborating as undergrads (Masters and Undergrad students were separated for the activity). No one was negative or had a bad thing to say about the activity because we got to work together on ideas that we thought could help benefit CVS Health’s mobile application.

Being a student at Bryant University, I have participated in several activities like this, so I was excited to help out and work in a group as I do at school. What I think all of the interns, including myself, enjoyed a lot was the first night of orientation when we all went bowling together and had dinner. This made it easy to socialize with other young adults in a non-corporate setting to help us all get comfortable with each other and bond as a group.

By the third day of my internship, I was already attending vendor meetings with my team and got to learn a part of what my team does on a day-to-day basis. I have also been given projects that I know will help my team as a whole. I am glad I get to be a part of an organization that cares about my experience here at CVS Health and wants to help me learn about working in marketing and gain the real experience I need as a graduating student.

Learn more about internships at CVS Health jobs.cvshealth.com/internships.

 

Join us at our Community Pharmacy Internship Virtual Career Fair!

Make a reservation for your future role as a CVS Health Pharmacist! As the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, we understand the importance of your passion and dedication. We want you to grow. It’s why we give you the support and training you need to thrive professionally and personally. As a pharmacy intern, you’ll obtain the skills and knowledge needed to play an integral role in maintaining a respectful, open and diverse work environment where the priority is to provide outstanding care to patients every day.

Learn more about our intern program at our virtual career fair!

Date: April 6, 2017
Time: Any time between 12pm – 6pm EST
Where: 100% Online!
Register now to ensure your spot.

Join us from wherever you are in the nation, from any of your devices! Our team will be online, in real time ready to chat, answer your questions, and make important connections.

Space is limited. Register now to ensure your spot.

We look forward to connecting with you and showing you all our internship program has to offer.

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