The partnership between Arthrex and FGCU is continuously growing, especially with the College of Business and the College of Engineering. It’s wonderful to be able to recruit talented students and alumni locally.
Alyssa Norus is a personal testament to FGCU’s ties with the local business community. She is a 2013 FGCU graduate who has been working as a recruiter for Arthrex for the last 5½ years.
“The partnership between Arthrex and FGCU is continuously growing, especially with the College of Business and the College of Engineering,” Norus said, adding that Arthrex recruiters attend FGCU career fairs twice a year to advertise internships and full-time openings with students and alumni. “It’s wonderful to be able to recruit talented students and alumni locally,” she said.
Arthrex’s internship program is designed to provide students and graduates with unique experiences that enhance their professional development, Norus explained.
“We always receive tremendous feedback on our annual Intern Luncheon and Intern Panel events,” she said. “The luncheon is an opportunity for interns to interact with employees from various backgrounds and learn more about Arthrex. The panel is composed of 10 Arthrex employees from a variety of roles and departments who volunteer their time answering interns’ questions and imparting knowledge and advice.”
Internships are important to Arthrex, Norus explained, because the company looks for students who can easily transition from that role to permanent employee. “Having the ability to hire a recent graduate with Arthrex experience is not only impressive, but beneficial to our company as a whole. An intern can hit the ground running, compared to a candidate who would need at least two weeks of training,” she said. Norus added that internships are a true test for Arthrex and the student to see if the department he or she is working in is truly of interest.
During her senior year at FGCU as a Communication major, Norus was an intern at Arthrex in the Human Resources-Recruiting Department.
“Prior to graduation, I was offered a full-time position on the recruiting team. I accepted with no hesitation. Bring employed as an intern prior to my full-time role allowed me to gain a better understanding of the recruitment processes and provided me the opportunity to develop skills that are crucial in the recruitment field,” she said.
The experience helped her to pick up where she left off as an intern and take on more responsibility when she became a full-time employee.
Norus finds Arthrex’s proximity to FGCU facilitates a “lasting, loyal partnership with accessible talent. FGCU has also helped us in advertising our company to Southwest Florida.”