Pictured (L to R) are Mikayla Mimnaugh and Dr. Jason Rich at The Spectacle Shoppe. Photo Provided.
Pictured (L to R) are Mikayla Mimnaugh and Dr. Jason Rich at The Spectacle Shoppe. Photo Provided.
Warsaw Area Career Center Intern: Mikayla Mimnaugh

Parents: Kim and Brion Mimnaugh

Employer: The Spectacle Shoppe

Student’s Job Title: Director of Filing and Chart Organization

Supervisor: Jason Rich, O.D.

What are your job responsibilities: Pulling charts for the next day, filing, answering phones, helping patients when they come in, sometimes helping in the lab.

How has this position been helpful to you? It has helped me learn more about the field I want to go into and has helped me learn new  skills that I can apply to my future.

What have you learned?  I have learned my new skills and how to adapt more to different situations to work efficiently.

How is this job preparing  you for the future?  It is helping me learn about the good and difficult parts of my future career.

What do you like about this job?  I have learned a lot and get to meet new people every day.

What Career Center classes have you taken in your pathway? Medical Terminology, Principles of Biomedical Science, Human Body Systems,  Medical Interventions, Biomedical Innovations, Anatomy and Physiology.

Your Career and College Plans: Biology for undergraduate and then to optometry school.

Supervisor Input:

How is this job preparing this student for the future? Her position gives her an idea of how a typical doctor's office works. We hope she sees what organizational and public relation skills she'll need as a future professional.

What do you think of the WACC Work-Based Learning program? We have never had a bad experience and it is rewarding to see them succeed as adults after graduation.

Why were you willing to partner  with the WACC in this program? We did not have an intern the last two years due to COVID issues but now we are grateful to be partnered up again.