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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Eden Prairie, MN Hiring Event

Coram/CVS Health is hosting a career fair at our Center of Excellence!

Coram, a division of CVS Health, is a leading provider of specialty infusion and pharmacydistribution services with more than 85 locations, including over 65 ambulatory infusion suites.

Coram provides infusion therapies and services to over 20,000 patients each month, supporting care through all phases of their healthcare continuum.

POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Insurance Verification Specialists | Medical Authorization Specialists

Ideal candidates will have excellent customer service and multi-tasking experience, working in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment. We are seeking motivated and energetic individuals who will offer amazing support to our customers while maintaining high-quality results. Healthcare experience is a plus but not required.

Avoid waiting in line – schedule an interview today!

To schedule an interview contact: Alexandra Mahfood, 727.277.4872 | alexandra.mahfood@cvshealth.com

You are officially invited!

Date: July 12, 2017

Time:  8:30am – 5:00pm

Where: 6455 Flying Cloud Dr. Suite 100 Eden Prairie, MN 55344

What to expect:

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with our recruiter which you might not be able to access any other way. To help you make the most of your time with us, we’ve pulled together a few tips for attending a CVS Health hiring event.

Before the event you should…

  1. Learn more about CVS Health.
  2. Review the jobs we have available in this location.
  3. Update your resume.
  4. Review the location and make sure you know your way to our office.

During the event you should…

  1. Dress professionally.
  2. Bring a few copies of your resume and a pen and paper for taking notes.
  3. Practice your introduction, including your name and career interests and state the type of position in which you are interested.
  4. Be prepared to ask specific questions like skills necessary, benefits, training and requirements.
  5. Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake.
  6. Ask for business cards from each person you meet and understand next steps.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing our available opportunities in Eden Prairie!

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.

 

30 Military Transition Tips

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Written by David A. Lee, Director of Military Programs at CVS Health  and originally posted on the Thoughts Over Coffee blog.  

Going through transition myself as well as working with other transitioning service members I have had an opportunity to see what works and doesn’t work and heard and experienced the frustration associated with leaving the military and finding civilian employment. The following are a list of tips I have developed over the years and will continue to refine as I learn more.

  1. Plan Early, Plan Often.
    Everyone leaves service someday; the sooner you prepare for the transition the better off you will be. Take advantage of education benefits, build a network, and reach out to a company where you may want to work and ask them for the experience they recommend you have before you join them.
  2. Get resume and interviewing help.
    There are several non-profit organizations that can help with these. Your resume needs to help you stand out and highlight why a company should hire you. Your interview is an opportunity to sell yourself, something most of us are not good at and makes us uncomfortable.
  3. Network, Network, Network.
    People (veterans and non-veterans) who are referred to a company have a 20% chance of being hired. Applying to a job without a referral and your odds drop to 1.2%.
  4. Corporate Recruiters are not Career Counselors.
    Don’t expect a corporate recruiter to find a job for you. Do your own research and ask intelligent questions of a recruiter that helps you understand how your experience can best be used by a company.
  5. Find a Buddy.
    The transition process is frustrating and you need a buddy to help you stay positive. A negative attitude will come across in an interview and cost you a job. Your buddy can help you focus on the things that you can control.
  6. Develop an Elevator Pitch.
    You never know when and where you will encounter someone who can help you find a job. You need to be able to quickly communicate this to anyone, anywhere in a way that makes you standout from other candidates.
  7. Have Realistic Expectations.
    Just because you lead 100 people in the military does not mean that you will get a job leading 100 people in corporate America. Unless you have skills (beyond leadership) that are directly transferable to a company, then you should expect to take a step back to gain experience that they require.
  8. Get Business Cards.
    Part of your elevator pitch needs to include handing someone your business card. Keep it professional but make it easy for them to remember you later.
  9. Gather Intel.
    Do your research on companies where you may want to work. You need this information to decide if you want to work there and then to help get the job. Asking questions during an interview is important and you need this research to ask the right questions.
  10. Add to you Toolkit.
    There are programs that can help you get certified as a program manager, provide you certifications companies seek and fellowship opportunities. Get as many of these as you can so you stand out among other candidates for a job.
  11. Continue to Professionally Develop Yourself.
    Set aside time to read, take classes and attend events that develop you for a career outside the military. Do this even after you transition and are searching for job.
  12. LinkedIn is more than a digital resume.
    Share ideas through posts that may help someone gain insight into who you are. Join groups to network with others and to ask for help. Remember that everything you like or comment on may be seen by someone who can help you find a job, so stay positive!
  13. Ask the Right Questions.
    Most service members ask three questions regarding their next career:
     1. What will I do?
    2. Where will I do it?
    3. How much will I be paid?

    Most fail to ask…Is the culture of this company a good fit for me?
  14. Translate Your Skills.
    You need to help someone who never served understand how your experience is relevant to their company and job. HOWEVER, don’t go so far that another veteran has no idea what you did in the military. List your military title and the translation on your resume so veterans can help hiring managers understand why they should hire you.
  15. TAP is NOT Enough.
    TAP will begin to prepare you for the job search process but it will not prepare you for what happens beginning with your first day of employment.
  16. Don’t take the process personally.
    Don’t take the lack of feedback or rejection personally. Recruiters interact with thousands of people each year and can’t respond to everyone.You haven’t lost until you stop trying!
  17. Network, Network, Network.
    Yes, this was Tip #3 but it is worth repeating.Check out LinkedIn Group: Veteran Mentor Network
  18. Be professional.
    With less than 7% of the population having military experience you may be the first veteran someone has met.
  19. Stay Positive.
    Don’t use social media to complain about your transition. It’s not going to help you find a job. Save the complaints for when you are offline and talking to a buddy. You will stand out much better focusing on the positive.
  20. Learn the recruiting process.
    Companies have different processes for recruiting. Learn how they operate. On average it takes 30-60 days to fill a job once it is posted so don’t expect an answer back the day after you apply. Some companies collect all applicants before reviewing others begin right away.
  21. Find someone who has done the job.
    LinkedIn can be a great source for finding former employees who have worked at a company you are considering or who have even done the job. They may be able to give you insight that will help you get the job or avoid it.
  22. Take advantage of free help.
    TAP will not prepare you for everything you need. There are lots of non-profits out there that can provide assistance beyond what you get in TAP. In addition, there are apprenticeship programs and fellowship programs that can help with your transition.
  23. Focus only on what you can control.
    The only thing you can control in the interview is your behavior and your responses. Focus on listening carefully — taking notes if necessary — and on controlling your behavior and words.
  24. Present yourself as the solution.
    Answer questions in such a way that you are always keeping the hiring company’s requirements and goals in mind, not yours. Your answers should reflect how you fit in with this organizations aims and enhance their objectives.
  25. Prepare and Ask Questions.
    Questions demonstrate how well you prepared for an interview. Ask “what, how, and why” questions helps YOU to control the conversation. Get your interviewer to share information that helps you be more prepared for the next interview and eventually your job.
  26. Focus on what is important for the job.
    In the military it is not uncommon for leaders to ask about you personal life as well as professional but in a interview you should focus on what is important to do your job.
  27. Save Money for the Transition.
    Unlike civilians who can find a job and then give a two week notice, you need to give notice first which means you need to plan to support yourself after service and before employment. Know your expenses to determine when you may need a part time job.
  28. Learn about Healthcare.
    It is so easy when you are in uniform. The choices and costs are far more complex once you leave service. If you have a family member with special needs healthcare can be a deciding factor on where to live and work.
  29. Be Humble.
    The best leaders I knew in the military were humble. Your service doesn’t entitle you to anything. It’s your experience that companies want and humility is what they need.
  30. Find a Mentor.
    Veterati and American Corporate Partners are two places to start as you transition. Once you are hired find a mentor within the company.

Have other ideas?  Add them in the comments below.

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CVS Health is a values-based organization focused on helping people on their path to better health. Here, you’ll work alongside former members of the military and current reservists and members of the National Guard. Bring your unique skills to our industry, and we look forward to helping you grow your career.

We offer opportunities at all levels for U.S. Veterans and will enforce the Uniformed Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).

Learn more about our Military hiring outreach at jobs.cvshealth.com/military 

 

Join us for our hiring event in Allentown, PA

We’re currently hiring in Allentown, PA and we’d like to meet you at our upcoming hiring event! We’re looking to fill positions in customer service and finance! We have a numerous open roles including:

See all our open roles and even apply before attending the event!

You are officially invited!

Date: April 20, 2017

Time:  Any time between 9am – 5pm

Where: CVS Health, 6990B Snowdrift Rd., Allentown, PA 18106

What to expect:

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with CVS Health recruiter that you might not be able to access any other way. To help you make the most of your time with us, we’ve pulled together a few tips for attending a CVS Health hiring event.

Before the event you should…

  1. Learn more about CVS Health.
  2. Review the jobs we have available in this location.
  3. Update your resume.
  4. Review the location and make sure you know your way to our office.

During the event you should…

  1. Dress professionally.
  2. Bring a few copies of your resume and a pen and paper for taking notes.
  3. Practice your introduction, including your name and career interests and state the type of position in which you are interested.
  4. Be prepared to ask specific questions like skills necessary, benefits, training and requirements.
  5. Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake.
  6. Ask for business cards from each person you meet and understand next steps.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing all our available opportunities in Allentown!

Listening to Members, Improving Products: Meet the CVS Health Team

CVS Health’s Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) team tackles complex business challenge with enviable veracity, their tenacity in problem solving only rivaled by their respect and care for patients, members and beneficiaries. CVS Health is growing its PBM Process and Product teams; are you ready to solve some of healthcare’s toughest challenges? Apply now at https://jobs.cvshealth.com/strategy

Get to know your future colleagues:

Meet Your Future Colleagues in Monroeville, PA!

We’re hiring for a wide variety of roles in Monroeville, PA and we’d like to meet you at our upcoming Open House! We’re looking to fill positions in customer service, finance, pharmacy, shipping and more! See our open roles now at jobs.cvshealth.com/monroeville and you can apply before attending the event.

You are officially invited!

Date: March 22, 2017

Time:  Any time between 10am – 3pm

Where: CVS Health, 105 Mall Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146 (Formerly the ExpoMart at Monroeville Mall)

What to expect:

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with CVS Health recruiter that you might not be able to access any other way. To help you make the most of your time with us, we’ve pulled together a few tips for attending a CVS Health open house.

Before the event you should…

  1. Learn more about CVS Health.
  2. Review the jobs we have available in this location.
  3. Update your resume.
  4. Review the location and make sure you know your way to our office.

During the event you should…

  1. Dress professionally.
  2. Bring a few copies of your resume and a pen and paper for taking notes.
  3. Practice your introduction, including your name and career interests and state the type of position in which you are interested.
  4. Be prepared to ask specific questions like skills necessary, benefits, training and requirements.
  5. Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake.
  6. Ask for business cards from each person you meet and understand next steps.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing all our available opportunities in Monroeville!

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.

Download the event flyer here to share with anyone who might be interested in attending this event!

Find a job you’ll love at the CVS Health Phoenix Finance Center!

We’re excited for our continued growth and are hiring more Billing and Collections Representatives in our Phoenix Finance Facility and we’d like to meet you!See our open roles now at jobs.cvshealth.com/phxfinance.

You are officially invited!

Date: March 6, 2017

Time:  Any time between 10am – 7pm

Where: CVS Health, 444 North 44th Street Phoenix, AZ 85008

What to expect:

You’ll have the opportunity to meet with CVS Health recruiter that you might not be able to access any other way. To help you make the most of your time with us, we’ve pulled together a few tips for attending a CVS Health open house.

Before the event you should…

  1. Learn more about CVS Health.
  2. Review the jobs we have available in this location.
  3. Update your resume.
  4. Review the location and make sure you know your way to our office.

During the event you should…

  1. Dress professionally.
  2. Bring a few copies of your resume and a pen and paper for taking notes.
  3. Practice your introduction, including your name and career interests and state the type of position in which you are interested.
  4. Be prepared to ask specific questions like skills necessary, benefits, training and requirements.
  5. Remember to use good eye contact and a firm handshake.
  6. Ask for business cards from each person you meet and understand next steps.

We look forward to meeting you and discussing all our available finance opportunities!