During the summer of her senior year at Madison Park Technical Vocational High School in Roxbury, Jen participated in the Youth Summer Internship Program offered through Brigham and Women’s Hospital's Workforce Development office. Every summer, approximately 100 high school students participate in this program that introduces them to the world of work and the vast careers in the health care industry.

"My experience was so rewarding because I was able to witness the inner workings of the hospital environment and discover that there are so many non-clinical departments that function together and play an important role in keeping the hospital running safely and efficiently," said Jen. “I enjoyed it so much that I requested to come back and work as a college intern, and I was so fortunate to be invited back the past three summers."

In her role as a college intern, Jen worked with the students who participated in the Youth Summer Internship Program and helped them with everything they needed to be successful. She also acted as a mentor and supported the students through the college application process.

Jen was the first person in her family born in the U.S., and she will be the first person in her family to receive a college degree, from Clark University. At Clark, Jen is a psychology major with a concentration in health care and culture. Her ultimate educational goal is to obtain a master’s degree in public health.

Watch Jen’s success story below.

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About Workforce Wednesdays

Over the next several months, we’ll share a series of stories featuring outstanding employees from across the Partners HealthCare System. These success stories are shining examples among the 64,000 Partners employees who strive for excellence every day. At Partners we are deeply committed to providing pathways for our employees that will help them to achieve their personal and professional goals. Our workforce development programs help employees who want to begin or further their college experiences, grow their careers in science and health care, become an American citizen, or improve their understanding of the English language. These efforts help to develop a well prepared, engaged, and diverse group of workers that reflects the richness of the neighborhoods and patients our hospitals serve.

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