Name: Tremayne Garrett ll
Class Year: 2023
Title: Medical Assistant
Organization Name: Boston Sports and Shoulder Center
1. In one sentence, what does your job entail?
Definitely hard to put our position into one sentence but as a medical assistant we facilitate and guide a smooth and efficient clinic day through tasks such as intakes, fitting patients into DME, informing the providers of the patient’s status that visit and keeping them on time as much as possible.
2. What planned and unplanned events connected you to your industry and your first employer after Holy Cross? How did you learn/decide it was a good fit for you?
Coming into the career center with Cameron helped me discover this position but the info session and meeting the people who work there actually helped me realize that I would enjoy this job and benefit from it as well.
3. What were you involved in when you were on campus?
I had multiple jobs on campus such as being a peer mentor, an office assistant in OSI, a lighting assistant in the PAC, I was a member of a few MSO’s on campus, and for two years I was a huge part of the passport program in the summer.
4. What was your major and how did it affect your career decisions?
I was a psych major on the pre health track and this allowed me to have a broad search in job opportunities, which can at times help but also make it harder because there are so many options and I’m sure you are aware of by now choosing a career path throughout college can be very tough.
5. What are one or two skills that you developed at Holy Cross that you use in your work?
My adaptability being a student of color at a PWI I was exposed to many different cultures and people that I may have otherwise not interacted with if I went to another institution. Another skill that I gained or sharpened was my networking ability. Throughout my years at HC I was able to expand my group of friends resulting in me not being afraid or timid to speak to anyone which translates to speaking to my coworkers and patients and be myself doing so.
After this role I hope to pursue a Physical Therapy degree.
6. What advice do you have for students on campus today?
Some advice I would give any student from first year to seniors is get connected to the staff and faculty on campus as they might be a great resource for gaining a job after college or pass along information that can help you figure out what it is you truly want to do. Also, even though it feels like a ticking clock you have time to figure things out even after college is finished so don’t feel defeated if things are not going according to plan just yet. Stay the course and continue to take steps towards that goal.