Fast, Fun, & Friendly. These three words are at the core of what makes Target unique. I didn’t realize what this meant until I stepped into my role as a pharmacy intern! From the team members to even the guests that choose to shop here, the ambience of Target is truly fast, fun, & friendly. This motto is one that embodies the Target brand and is practiced by all Target team members. The fact that Target opts to refer to it’s shoppers as “guests” tells you quite a bit about just how we feel about guest service.
From the moment that I walked into my store I was greeted with smiling faces who wanted nothing more than to see me succeed and grow in a way that would make my experience all the more enjoyable. As a pharmacy intern, you would expect a majority of your work to be done in the pharmacy. Here at Target, this is pleasantly and surprisingly not the case. The pharmacy is open in a way that allows us to interact with guests and patients alike. My preceptor/pharmacist Lena encourages me to spend time on the floor so that I become more comfortable with the store. Having the opportunity to shadow different areas such as Human Resources, Assets Protection, Logistics, Sales Floor, and Guest Experience, I have a greater appreciation for what it means to be a fully immersed member of a team.
We all do different things, but all of our individual works contribute to the overall success of Target. “Do what you love. When you love your work, you become the best worker in the world.” This quote by Uri Geller is an accurate description of what my experience has been thus far with Target! When I began to look for a company to intern for, there were several things that I looked for. I wanted a home in which I would flourish, both scholarly and socially. I wanted a home that I would be treated not just as an employee, but also as a family member. I wanted a home that would help me bolster my strengths and improve on my weaknesses. I wanted a home that would ultimately be an extension to my career. I didn’t take me long to realize that I have found that home here with Target!
Post from Osagie , Pharmacy Intern
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