Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

OSU-OKC Student Turns Internship into a Job

OSU-Oklahoma City Health Care Administration student Nakkita Love has learned the invaluable necessity of an internship in the current economy. What can take some students over a year to achieve, Love accomplished in less than three months. She landed a job.

 

Love began her internship in September 2013 with Neurolumen, a local pain management company that founded and sells the Neurolumen System, a medical therapy device designed to reduce pain and increase circulation. She was hired by the company in November and began her work as an insurance collector, working directly with patients and insurance companies. Love enjoys her job and the environment she works in.

 

“In my opinion, I believe internship programs are very important,” Love said. “Internships help students because they gain experience that will help them in the real world.”

 

Health Care Administration Assistant Professor Bob Linville helped Love find the internship. “Our internship program offers a unique experience for each student. Quite often an internship fills in that last missing piece, such as work experience or self-confidence,” Linville said. “For our students, gaining that missing piece is one of the reasons our program and our students are successful.”

 

Within the next 5-10 years, Love hopes to continue her employment with Neurolumen and start saving money for her own healthcare vending small business.

 

Love’s advice to other OSU-OKC students is to “keep your head up, keep pushing yourself to the end of the road and always have a bright smile on your face at all times with a positive attitude.”

 

Love graduates with her associate’s degree this spring.

 

For more information about Health Care Administration, visit www.osuokc.edu/health/hca.aspx.

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Pictured is Health Care Administration student Nakkita Love. Photo by Jana Foster.