Published on August 21, 2019
By Natalie Narloch, Carrot Health Intern
Coming to Carrot Health for my interview was exciting and nerve-racking! I thought I might be interested in a career in the healthcare industry after taking an intro level healthcare class at my college. Not knowing what to expect at an early-stage, high-growth company like Carrot, I am so glad that I jumped into the deep end!
In school, I learned textbook knowledge about the current healthcare system and challenges that the nation is facing. Through the Carrot Health internship, I got a close-up, hands-on experience learning how Carrot is pioneering the future in helping medium-sized health plans make strategic decisions about where they can grow most effectively and determine which populations and segments are the best fit for current and future offerings.
Working in a collaborative space with the Carrot team, I got to update the website, organize data entries on Hubspot, sit in on sales and marketing meetings, research nationwide health systems, and watch consumer behavior variables on Carrot’s MarketView platform. I saw how all this really does turn data into actionable insights to meet payers’ and providers’ specific needs.
I learned so much and started to gain language that helps me better understand healthcare and its competitive landscape. The healthcare system is more integrated than I thought, and although not perfect, it is what we make it to be and has huge potential to change many lives for the better. I am so thankful for that opportunity. It was unlike any other past experience!