Student Information

Student Name

Andres Olarte




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Mentor(s):Wanda Sims

Topic of Internship


Background Information

Novartis was founded in 1996 in the United States from the merger of Ciba-Geigy and Sandoz Laboratories. These two companies are Swiss corporations. Novartis is based in Switzerland. Novartis as of today has a revenue of 50.624 billion dollars as of 2010. Novartis total assets in the US are 123.32 billion dollars as of the end of 2010. The total equity is 69.769 billion dollars as well as in the end of 2010. Interning with the Public Affairs team is amazing to develop communication skills.

Summary of Internship

Interning with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation is one of the best things that could have happened to me. During every Thursday that I attended internship I have always received a warm welcoming and the people that I work along are amazing. Every Thursday I do different things. Some Thursdays there is a lot of paperwork, working with other individuals, and others there is a lot of work done individually. The department that I intern with is the Public Affairs team. This team has a lot of fields within the main one. Some of the other teams are philanthropy, communications, patient access programs, health policy, strategic alliances, and alliance development. However some Thursday I decided to see what the business world looked like. Therefore some Thursday I got to see how the Finance Team operates and I worked with them. My contact in the Finance team is Brady Sanchez. He has taught me how the Finance team operates, and he has also showed me aspects of marketing. In both de departments that I worked with there is a lot of responsibility however; the Finance team has a slight more pressure because they have to provide calculations.

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