Tyler & Company interviewed its summer intern, Erin Weatherly.
“Stimulating, welcoming and motivating” are the three words Erin Weatherly used to describe her internship at Tyler & Company. Weatherly learned about this opportunity through a family friend, Larry Tyler, is Tyler & Company’s founder. Weatherly was drawn to this internship because of the service the company provides. “As a search firm, this company gives me a great opportunity to learn about a different part in the healthcare industry and the type of positions that are available,” she said. She was also interested in Tyler & Company because it is a firm based out of Atlanta. Weatherly would like to continue her career in the city. This internship opportunity allows her to learn what types of positions are available, more about the industry and to make connections.
As a summer intern, her responsibilities include a mix of everything. She works in the marketing department but collaborates with everyone in the office. Weatherly has participated in marketing and data management projects, along with attending networking events with the team. She attended the American College of Healthcare Executive Networking Event and GAMA Conference of Grady Hospital for Patient Access. Her biggest take away from both events was to, “Always exchange business cards, connect with who you meet through LinkedIn and thank them for their time.”
One of her favorite aspects of Tyler & Company and Jackson Healthcare is the company culture. “My first day I did community service with the team at the Atlanta Food Bank. I enjoyed giving back to our community. Also, I love that everyone is extremely kind and helpful with the questions I have. They are always checking in to make sure I understand the work and giving me more challenging projects so that I can grow.” Weatherly not only loves our company culture, but she enjoys the flexibility in her tasks. “It exceeded my expectations with the type of projects I get to work on. I feel like the team trusts me to complete tasks that I believed were advanced for me. I’ve become so much more confident professionally because of Tyler & Company,” she said. One of her favorite projects this summer was when she used one of Tyler & Companies extensive databases. She was asked to research the top 50 health systems and gather information from those as well as every hospital within that health system. “It was time-consuming but fulfilling to get it all done, especially since this project helps the company bring in new leads,” said Weatherly.
She feels prepared to enter the workforce, “Tyler & Company has helped my career development exponentially because it has boosted my confidence with my networking skills and ability to push myself to perform tasks that may seem daunting. However, I am confident in my ability to reach out to anyone in the office for help.” Weatherly has enjoyed her summer in the office. If she had to advise new interns, it would be to, “Be open with your expectations. Take a lot notes and make sure to introduce yourself to everyone, because everyone in the office can offer you advice for different points in a project.”
Weatherly is pursuing a health administration degree at Valdosta State University. She is a standard chair in her sorority, Chi Omega. You can find her at JCT on Saturday’s enjoying southern food. Her dream job is to work in a c-suite of a hospital or health system. She would love to be a COO/CEO. This dream pushes her to have a lot of different experiences in the healthcare management field.