Jul 14 2021
White Horse Village takes part in LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program
White Horse Village is excited to be taking part in the LeadingAge Summer Enrichment Program by hosting two Penn State University student interns: Gongbah Massaquoi from Trainer, Pa, and Robert Phinn from Yardley, Pa. The program is a 10-week immersive internship hosted at a LeadingAge member organization, with a goal to provide leadership opportunities in aging services for students.
“Our industry has abundant career opportunities in many fields, such as marketing, facilities management, social work, administration, and more,” said White Horse Village President and CEO Len Weiser. “We are happy to provide this advanced level of hands-on experience to these two very bright individuals.”
Although Massaquoi and Phinn are both majoring in health policy and administration at Penn State, their career aspirations are quite different. Massaquoi, who is interning with White Horse’s Healthcare team, is considering going for an MBA in healthcare administration or becoming a nurse. “I’ve already learned so many different aspects of healthcare,” she said. “My team members here are so willing to share their experiences and advice with me. I feel comfortable asking any question I have.”
Phinn, working with White Horse’s Mission Enhancement team, is leaning more toward the business side of the industry. “Working side-by-side with sales counselors on everything from handling leads to going on tours has taught me so much about the entire sales cycle,” he said. “But in addition to that, I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the residents. Learning their life stories – past and present – has been a privilege.”
Beyond the business side of the program, both Massaquoi and Phinn have quickly become valued members of the White Horse Village team. “They have both really fit in with our team members,” added Weiser. “It has been our sincere pleasure hosting them.”