Points of Pride

Taylor Wilson: Internship to Career

Taylor Wilson, a senior in Fall of 2014 at Cleveland State University was majoring in Human Resource Management and minoring in Psychology when she found success through an internship.

Taylor interned with Medical Mutual of Ohio at the downtown Cleveland Location for their Summer Internship during Summer 2014. She worked in the Human Resource management department as an HR intern conducting screening interviews, working on a (JD) job description project, coordinating and communicating with all other interns at Medical Mutual summer and working with their sponsoring managers.

"Throughout my 12 weeks at Medical Mutual I gained a massive amount of direct experience related to my field," said Taylor . "From my time here and the experience I have gained, I was recently offered a position with the company, upon graduation. It is through their College Development Program."

The College Development Program at Medical Mutual requires each candidate to be a recent graduate and to have received a 3.3 GPA or higher to qualify for the program. In the two-year program, chosen candidates not only intern within a department, they are required to tour all departments within Medical Mutual such as Finance, IT, HR and Graphic Design. Interns also perform presentations in front of the Board, meet with the CEO of Medical Mutual and other affiliated companies.

The College Development students start off with a high-base salary pay, 401K options, full Medical benefits package and there are also tuition reimbursement options for students wanting to receive their master’s degree. This program is highly competitive,and only 6 students are chosen per year as compared to over a thousand students who apply for the program each year.

"I highly recommend students participate in a Summer Internship Program," added Taylor. "My experience was positive and I have Cleveland State to thank. I was a transfer student from the Tri-C Eastern campus and within 7 months, I was able to gain a well-paid Internship, was offered a job as soon as I graduate and gained a global HR perspective on my field of study."