Stefan Carouge ’12 is spending the summer in Philadelphia interning for Globus Medical, Inc., the largest privately held spinal product company in the world. Globus is responsible for producing implants, screws, and rods, as well as biomaterials, designed to repair damaged vertebrae.
As a documentation specialist, Carouge helps to write policies and procedures for the company. He also assists in forecasting sales for new products, and researches products of competitors to help Globus get an edge in the market.
Carouge says that the interpersonal communication skills he has gained at Hobart and William Smith helped him obtain his internship, and help him communicate and relate with others while on the job. “Hobart and William Smith is a tight-knit community that teaches you to be open and friendly to all.”
Each day at Globus also brings with it an opportunity to learn. From partaking in medical labs to interacting with doctors who are testing brand new innovations, Carogue is presented with new information about the medical industry in an exciting and interactive manner.
An economics major and Latin American studies minor, Carogue plans to pursue a career in finance following college. Through his internship, he has found that analysts working for financial firms often specialize in medical industries. Carouge feels that a career in the medical device industry would be an exciting opportunity, and his internship with Globus has provided him with a solid foothold in this realm of finance.
“Anytime you get a chance to learn something new it always benefits you,” says Carouge.