Importance Of Johnson And Johnson Co-Op Experience

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The Johnson & Johnson co-op experience is one of the most highlighted opportunities in Rutgers Business School. Many faculty members and students rave about the chance to participate in a six month long job with such a strong pharmaceutical company, especially in the area of Supply Chain. Before starting this position, I never would have thought I would end up at this company – it was never on my list of attainable goals. However, as I look back at these last six months, I can affirmatively say this experience have far exceeded my expectations. I have learned so much at this company, specifically in my roles, which have helped me grow both professionally and personally. My improved skills and overall impression that I am leaving with the …show more content…
I have learned important components of key business systems that are commonly used in supply chain functions, such as Microsoft Excel and SAP. I have learned how to manipulate data to portray business stories (as my supervisor likes to call them). I have increased my knowledge of Excel formulas and ways to interpret and analyze data. Additionally, I have learned operational and logistical functions. CLS has given me a broad awareness of how the “Deliver” pillar of the supply chain model, and this knowledge will help me understand how business is done in- and outside this arena. On the other hand, my soft skills have improved for which I am very grateful. From leading department-wide trainings on lean and Microsoft One Note to hosting and coordinating a personal branding roundtable for the entire fall co-op class, I have honed my presentation skills. On that same note, I have also gained immense leadership abilities and confidence through projects and challenging work. An important capability I have also enhanced through this experience was my management of time and prioritization. The need for organization in email management, my Outlook calendar, and documentation will help with my classes next semester, as well as throughout …show more content…
My experience at Johnson & Johnson has confirmed those interests and I wouldn’t have known these things had I not worked here. Post-graduation, I have goals to pursue a career in Planning or Buying in the retail/fashion. I’d really like to bring commonly overlooked business knowledge to the fashion world and combine my keen analytical skills to increase productivity and efficiency in processes specific to this industry. I have applied to several different places and am in the waiting phase as I hope to go on more interviews and secure a job soon. However, in order to bring my co-op experience full circle, I have also applied to Johnson & Johnson in hopes of working in Demand Planning or Sales if positions in fashion do not pan

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