“My experiences at Catalyst were truly unique and rewarding because of the innovative team, diverse projects, and fast-paced work environment. Throughout my summer, I was encouraged by my colleagues to explore subjects that interested me and I got many opportunities to learn about topics in strategic planning, operational efficiency, and marketing. I worked on various projects including data analysis for a strategic facility master plan, development of interview and marketing materials, and participation in on-site meetings to implement surgical scheduling policies. In addition, I was able to collaborate team members from the consulting, architecture, and engineering parts of the business. These experiences exposed me to all aspects of the consulting industry, from strategizing to win a project to working with clients in the field. I was empowered to be a true part of the team and grow both personally and professionally.
I was originally drawn to the field of health administration because of the possibilities to implement large scale change and improve patient experience, processes, and access. Through my studies, I learned about how ideas from other industries, such as facility design, could influence the way we address problems. From this exposure I wanted to pursue an internship that would allow me to think creatively and continue learning. Catalyst was a perfect fit, giving me the chance to work with some of the brightest people in the fields of strategy, operations, and planning. Working with the committed, multidisciplinary team provided me with an amazing experience. I look forward to leveraging all that I learned from my summer in my last year of graduate school and beyond.”