April 20, 2021
Cognosante’s Internship program offers aspiring young professionals the opportunity to learn skills and knowledge through individual and group project experiences, plus through hands–on training and certifications. During an internship with Cognosante, Summer Analysts can expect to gain a combination of real–world business problem solving and professional development through training activities, which collectively will prepare college students for their first steps into a career.
Types of Training and Certifications that Cognosante Offers Summer Analysts
Our 2021 Summer Analysts participated in virtual classroom sessions for Cognosante’s Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Tools Training (LSSYB). The LSSYB is a professional methodology that many industries use to ensure business processes share a common language, eliminate waste, improve speed, and reduce operating costs.
After they successfully completed a knowledge check, each Summer Analyst was issued a LSSYB certification, under the guidance of a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. By participating in the training, Summer Analysts could apply their process improvement knowledge to project work at Cognosante.
Beyond just the summer internship application of the experience, the training and resulting certification are also relevant for business roles in many fields; adding to the interns’ growing skill sets.
2021 Summer Analyst Abigail Martineau Had This to Say About the Training:
“Cognosante gave us the opportunity to spend a day training in Lean Six Sigma, which was something I had never even heard of, and we also received our yellow belts in Lean Six Sigma. I am hoping that in future companies I work for I will be able to continue my training in Lean Six Sigma.”
Cognosante incorporates Lean Six Sigma into our programs because we’re committed to delivering solutions to our customers that demonstrate our rigor, integrity, and culture of ongoing improvement. By participating in this training and certification program, our Summer Analysts will learn principles about business quality that set them up for success in a variety of industries and in almost any career path they choose.
More Information About Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma is a process improvement methodology that is used for a variety of industries, disciplines, and in many countries around the world, related to standardizing the quality of business processes.
During the training and by receiving the certification, the 2021 intern cohort learned about Lean Six Sigma Principles:
- Know what is important to the Customer or Client (Voice of the Customer)
- Review customer surveys, feedback reports, and other data
- Improve Quality (Defects per million opportunity)
- Find out why and where the defects are occurring
- Devise ways to address the defects effectively
- Center Around Target (Mean)
- Screen and prioritize issues by severity, frequency, likelihood of occurrence, etc.
- Reduce Variation (Standard Deviation)
- Set up good metrics and measurement