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Recruiter Rookie of the Year: Holly Olson

July 25, 2023


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Introducing Pharmaceutical TE&V Recruiter, Holly Olson, who was recently awarded ALKU’s 2022 Recruiter Rookie of the Year! Find out about Holly’s internship experience with ALKU, what she did to earn the title of Rookie of the Year, and more by reading her responses below!

At what location were you an Intern?
I was an Intern at the Durham Training Center.

What was your internship experience like?
When I first started my internship, it took time for me to get everything but then it all started clicking and I began to understand the entire process quickly. Throughout my internship experience, I felt extremely supported by Senior Manager, Training Centers, Corrine Paynter, as she made the Training Center environment so fun. I was also able to become friends with everyone I interned with, which made the experience all the more enjoyable.

What are a few words you would use to describe ALKU’s Training Centers?
Motivating, welcoming, demanding (in a good way), fun, and meaningful.

How did your internship experience prepare you for your full-time career?
My internship experience prepared me a lot for my full-time position with ALKU. After my internship, I was able to jump right in because I understood the expectations of the job, as well as what would be required of me in order to succeed. I had a deeper understanding of how to do my job successfully as the internship provided me with the building blocks I needed.

How did you accomplish being Rookie of the Year as a Recruiter?
I worked extremely hard and dedicated an immense amount of time to my job. I ensured that I was generating a lot of activity and not overthinking that activity. I really learned from the mistakes I made and did not let them deter me from continuing to work hard.

What were you feeling like after being named Rookie of the Year?
I felt a great sense of accomplishment! Rookie of the Year was something I knew I wanted even when I was an Intern, and finally getting to achieve that was awesome. I gained a sense of pride from knowing that all the hard work and the crazy late nights I put in were worth it!