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McCluer South-Berkeley Students' Internship with Centene

McCluer South-Berkeley High School Students Gain Real-World Experience through Centene Internship

Two seniors at McCluer South-Berkeley High School are getting real-world business experience in their internships at Centene Corporation as part of the Supervised Business Experience (SBE) offered in the Ferguson-Florissant School District.  Casey Harden and La’Sha Harper, both seniors at MS-B have enjoyed the vast learning opportunities their internship has provided them.  As part of their day-to-day duties, they work with organizational teams, process patient data, field calls, and work to satisfy Centene’s overall metrics.  The students split their day with classes in the morning and then head to their internship at Centene for the afternoon.

“Student scholars selected for this SBE earn academic credit and learn career-and-college mindsets that will prepare them for post-secondary endeavors,” said Bradley Johnson, SBE internship director and business department teacher at McCluer South-Berkeley.  “As the spotlight was placed on Ferguson in 2014, Centene Corporation, a company that provides healthcare solutions for the marketplace, decided to construct a new call center in the community.  Fortunately, the leadership of Centene decided to establish a partnership with the Ferguson-Florissant School District.” 

The SBE is a great education and employment opportunity for students enrolled in business and/or marketing courses in the district and meet the eligibility requirements.  “These leaders are able to make real-world connections between the business curricula and the multifaceted, global economy that surrounds us,” Johnson said.  “This experience is just another tool to ensure our students are college and career ready.”

[Pictured: La'Sha Harper, Mr. Bradley Johnson, Casey Harden]