Name: Cody Jett ’11
Major: Criminal Justice and Elementary Education
Current workplace and title: Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Information analyst for CHOP's Analytical and Reporting Department.
Finding the job: The application process was very lengthy and consisted of code test, phone interviews and in-person interviews with multiple team members. It can definitely be discouraging when you’re interviewing for a position and the process takes weeks to conduct. But it is worth it!
Day-to-day life: At my current position, I get the opportunity to work half the week from home and the balance in the office in center city, Philadelphia. My day-to-day life at a hospital, as you can imagine, is pretty busy. I am responsible for building applications for the hospital to assist in patient care. I also help create data marts which allow end users to use our self-serving report building services. While the majority of my time is exciting with coding and development, it is important to note that a big part of my job is documentation and training end users correctly.
Advice to Undergrads: My advice would be this: Do not narrow your futures goals to just your major. Enjoy all the experiences life and college offer you. You are more than just that major and you may find joy in a career outside of your major. As you can see I certainly have.
What I Miss Most: I miss the winter and summer breaks! Take full advantages of those, because one day you’re going to have to get permission from a boss for vacations!