In the past year, Corey Foyt ’16 has met with business representatives from as far away as Oslo, Norway. He has finessed technology that helps a new health clinic better serve its patients.
He has also interacted with executive teams from some of the largest health systems in the Upper Midwest.
These experiences are valuable for anyone’s résumé, and he’s not even a full-time employee at Intelligent InSites in Fargo.
He’s an intern.
“We’re given a lot of responsibility,” Foyt says. The Zimmerman, Minn., native studies healthcare administration in Concordia’s Offutt School of Business. “They trust us and expect we’ll excel.”
Such experience doesn’t happen everywhere. Fargo-Moorhead’s size and accessibility offer Concordia students a unique opportunity to get intimately involved in the community’s business life.
Students like Foyt aren’t just observers; they’re making things happen.
Intelligent InSites is a software platform developer that provides real-time operations intelligence data for healthcare organizations. The company’s vice president of partnerships and international business, Ralf Mehnert-Meland, is assistant professor of business law in the Offutt School of Business. At Concordia, it’s typical for connections in the classroom to lead to outside opportunities.
Foyt works with strategic partnerships for Intelligent InSites. He interacts with customers and researches healthcare trends. His understanding of healthcare administration is a valuable asset for the company’s software developers.
The experience also has opened his eyes to new ways of reforming healthcare in the U.S. He always expected he’d move to the Twin Cities to pursue a career as an administrator at a healthcare facility. Now, he’s not so sure.
“I might stay here,” he says. “Either way, I’m prepared. And that makes all the difference.”