Max Hartman is a Campus Development Coordinator with Atlantis. He is passionate about helping students discover their calling through the Atlantis Fellowship because he believes that experiencing something outside of your comfort zone really does prepare people, especially aspiring medical professionals, for life's challenges.
What is your favorite travel memory?
Going to Iceland in February of 2018. I originally went to chase the northern lights, but fell in love with the island itself, and the people there. Iceland has a gorgeous landscape and is a perfect place to explore, clear your mind, and relax (even in the cold!) If you love an adventure, I highly recommend it!
How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?
Atlantis has really allowed me to grow in an environment where there is constant movement and growth. I have enjoyed the people here and how encouraging they are. I've also enjoyed the ability to really let my skill set help in many ways to advance the company, even with this being my first "real" work experience.
What is the best story you've heard from a return student?
One student told me:
"Atlantis really gave me the confidence that I needed to bust out of my shell and really chase my dream."
I think that impacted me the most because I remember moments in my life that really shoved me forward and could relate wholeheartedly to this student in my experiences similar to Atlantis.
If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?
I have been to Madrid and Lisbon, so I would probably opt for the Clinical Fellowship in Budapest. Hungary is a beautiful country and has such a different culture than any other place that I have been to, it would be quite the experience. Everyone I know that has been has nothing but praise for Budapest as well!
What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?
Our company culture sets us apart. The people in this organization are truly the #1 reason to work here. Everyone here really does want to see everyone else succeed in their goals. I have really been impressed with my team, specifically at how we have managed to grow the company through the assistance of our alumni.
What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?
Open communication. If you want to grow a company, everyone from the ground up needs to have a clear understanding of the company vision and mission so that they can continue to carry it out throughout their tenure. The ability to provide feedback in this type of culture is also vital for the growth of a company.