GPSI Intern Shayla Boen

I am currently interning with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services in the Bureau of Collections. My duties and responsibilities include working with trust companies and attorneys for clients who have a trust fund to ensure the trust is being taken care of properly. I also work to recover funds from workers’ compensation and personal injury claims. In addition, I have currently started working with small estate affidavits that are being requested by nursing homes.

The GPSI program is an opportunity that everyone should take part in. Not only has it helped me further my education, but it has allowed me to gain work experience that will help me land a job in the near future. Even though I have gained great work experience, it is the people that I have crossed paths with that make the experience so great!  I have not only learned from co-workers, but developed friends that will continue to be an important part of my life.  The staff at both UIS and my internship have been supportive and helpful throughout my experience at UIS, and for that reason I am truly blessed to be a part of such a great program!