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Sales/Marketing Intern

June - August 2022 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the freedom that Aflac gave me with who I could contact to offer them insurance.

What I wish was different

The ways that sales tactics were taught.

Advice

The harder you work, the higher chance of income during the summer.
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Insurance Agent

June - August 2022 • Lancaster, PA

What I liked

Interacting with people.

What I wish was different

Visiting multiple different every day businesses was kind of a slog.

Advice

Getting an insurance license is not easy. Look into it before jumping in.
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Insurance Sales Agent

May - October 2022 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked how hands on the experience was. I really enjoyed first hand interacting with clients and learning the process of sales.

What I wish was different

I didn't love how heavily cold-calling based it was, I wish I did more prospecting in the field. I also wish there was more cold-calling training at the beginning as I had to do a lot of trial and error.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to push yourself out of your comfort zone because you can't grow staying in what feels comfortable.
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Sales Intern

June - August 2022 • Burtonsville, MD

What I liked

The work environment was phenomenal. The district and regional coordinators had my best interests in mind and wanted me to gain as much as possible from the internship

What I wish was different

Advice

Keep at it. This internship is tough at the beginning, but if you stick with it, it will be worth it in the end.
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Health and Benefits Consultant

May - August 2021 • Ann Arbor, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the flexibility of the position and how it was up to me to make whatever commission I desired to make. I also enjoyed all of the guidance that I received during the position.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been a position that was paid by the hour because I felt at certain times that I was wasting the days by not making any sales.

Advice

Don’t go into sales if you are easily deterred or if you cannot be your own boss.
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Sales and marketing intern

June 2021 • Conshohocken, PA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the management at Aflac. There were plenty of district sales coordinators offering their help to the group of interns. I also liked the independence of this internship as each intern is treated more as their own independent agent rather than just an intern.

What I wish was different

I wish that this internship could’ve been longer or that there could have been more opportunities to win prizes. Selling insurance can be very difficult especially when first starting out. I think giving more opportunities and competitions to win prize money would be beneficial.

Advice

Stay diligent and continue to follow up on all of your contacts that you make.
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Global Security Intern

May 2021 • Columbus, GA

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

More exposure in department

Advice

It was easy going and I learned new applications
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Sales intern

May - July 2021 • North Liberty, IA

What I liked

Nothing

What I wish was different

I wish I was paid. I wish they provided leads. I wish they did more training. I wish they paid for our gas. I honestly wish I didn't do it because I don't think I took away anything valuable.

Advice

Don't do it unless you have parents to support you cause you won't make enough to care for yourself. Unless you really want to work for Aflac or your a kick butt salesperson as a college student, wouldn't recommend. The interns are literally just free labor.
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Sales Intern

June - August 2021 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

I liked learning about the sales industry and how marketing plays a role in it. I also learned a lot of good communication skills and how to really sell myself. I also learned a lot about employee benefits.

What I wish was different

The internship was unorganized. Many days we would sit in zooms for hours learning nothing. We also got a $1000 over the course of 3 months. The rest of the money earned was commission based. They set unrealistic sales goals and did not give proper sales training.

Advice

Do not get into sales if you want a steady income.
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Recruiting Intern

May 2021 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

The constant leanring opportunities and professional development. We also had weekly live talks from some of Aflac's executive board members from all across different departments. This allowed us to hear different career stories and ask questions we might have regarding working full time in a huge corporation.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've met the other interns in-person. We all got along really well over virtual meetings but it would've been nice to interact with them in person.

Advice

Work hard because it will be recognized and rewarded. I was offered a job to continue with Aflac because they saw how hard I worked for them.
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Benefits Analyst

May - August 2021 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

Flexible Schedule, motivating pay structure. Enabled me to maintain relationships with local business owners and invest in my community. I also loved the supportive leadership and coaching I received.

What I wish was different

Not strictly commission. Chattanooga is a very saturated insurance market, and so it was difficult to find good prospects.

Advice

Don't do this job if you are only in it for the money.
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sales intern

April - July 2020 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

Real world experience in sales.

What I wish was different

That the hours were more predictable.

Advice

Sales is a tough job but very rewarding.
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Intern

April - August 2020 • Virginia Beach, VA

What I liked

I liked the work experience and the knowledge and information I was able to gain from the experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to do the online examination differently for the exam

Advice

You may not always be prepared but you can learn to get prepared.
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Sales intern

May - August 2020 • Brookfield, WI

What I liked

I liked being able to talk with all different types of business owners learning more about the local companies in my area. As well as having the ability to create connections with the business owners.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to interact more with people in person. Due to Covid most of our interactions with businesses was over zoom.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to make calls and walk into businesses and focus on following up. You will get most of your appointments from following up.
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Backend Software Engineer

September 2018 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

i like the position

What I wish was different

more variaty

Advice

i dont have any specific
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Insurance agent sale intern

May 2020 • Kaukauna, WI

What I liked

I like the people that I worked with they were very hands-on and patient with me as I grew to understand the business and insult I was entering. I also liked the entrepreneurship attitude with this internship as you get paid 100% through commission, so you get paid with what you out in almost. Aflac cares a lot about helping the newcomers grow with very insightful training, which helped a lot, they do not just leave you hanging.

What I wish was different

The only thing that I wish could be different is the pay, definitely as a college student and trying to make and save money for school it was very hard to do so with 100% commission. Being an insurance agent is awesome and very cool experience, but it is a job where you need to stay in for awhile before you cen get the salary you are looking for, defiently will not come in a summer.

Advice

Once piece of advice that I would share with this experience is to just "Jump" yes the commission can suck at times in college but with an experience like this you will learn a lot about yourself and learn how to drive yourself for success. You learn that your success and based on and only you, which is the biggest reason I took this internship because I didn't want someone else in the handle of my own success, so just "jump" I dare ya, you'll love it.
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Sales associate

June - December 2019 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

Loved the team, loved exploring Baton Rouge.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay would have been better. 100% commission was hard to assure I had enough money coming in monthly.

Advice

Put yourself out there! The easier it is to talk to people, the easier this job will be
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Sales and Marketing Intern

April - November 2019 • Lumberton, TX

What I liked

My co-workers and the skills and real world experience I gained.

What I wish was different

The commission based pay and schedule.

Advice

It’s so valuable to do an internship while in college. I learned so so much.
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Advertising Agent

January 2015 - February 2016 • San Antonio, TX

What I liked

Friendly staff

What I wish was different

more clients

Advice

Take this workload day by day.
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AIDS Social Worker

February 2018 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

Loved working with people

What I wish was different

Advice

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