A Pharmacy Student’s Journey with Pilleve
During a cold rainy January afternoon, my roommate at the time Matt walked into my room and handed me a business card that belonged to Yossuf Albanawi, the Co-founder and CEO of Pilleve. He told me that he believed that I would be interested in their mission and I should apply to intern with them. I researched about the company and found that its mission and vision aligned with my passion of making the world a healthier place.
The following evening I sent an email out to Yossuf and introduced myself and my passion to intern with Pilleve. Fast-forward a couple of months and a few interviews, I was accepted as an intern to mainly assist with marketing the Pilleve solution. The original position was going to give me the opportunity to travel around the country and work on onboarding with several hospitals and facilities. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that was changed and I am now assigned to work locally in the triangle region of North Carolina where I currently reside.
Starting off, I was worried that I would not meet the expectations set for me. However, after a few days on the field, after seeing positive results, I started to feel more and more comfortable. My responsibilities of generating leads, assisting with onboarding physicians, as well as creating a relationship with local independent pharmacies required me to have the proper communication skills and background. My friendly, outgoing personality has helped a lot with reaching this point. As a second year pharmacy student, less is expected as a sales intern, however I always worked to ensure that I stand out and I enjoy doing so by taking the atypical routes to success.
My belief in Pilleve’s mission is what drives me to work hard every single day. The opioid epidemic has been affecting, destroying, and taking, many lives all over the world, and I believe that with this solution that Pilleve has innovated, we are in the process of making the world a better and healthier place.
I am grateful for my time at Pilleve, and I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for this great company.