By Kristin Stivers – Jewell alumna Jalene Brandom Farinacci graduated from Jewell in May of 2011 and soon thereafter joined Cerner Corporation as a Delivery Consultant in the company’s U.S. Consulting Group. In her current role, she consults with a large, multi-city hospital group to determine design decisions for their Cerner systems. As new system functionality is implemented, her role includes instructing hospital employees on the system use and best practices.
There are approximately 109 Jewell graduates that work at Cerner in a group related to Jalene’s function, and many more Jewell grads in other areas of the Cerner business.
When asked if she had any advice for Jewell students as they prepare for post-graduation careers, Jalene said, “Take advantage of all the opportunities Jewell has to offer. By that I mean, get involved. The more you get involved, the more experience you gain.”
She also recommended seeking advice from professors and the Career Counseling Office. Finally she advised, “Fine-tune your writing skills. Writing is an essential part of your professional career.”