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HR Intern

May 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

It was a very good work environment. I learned a lot about communication in a work setting.

What I wish was different

I am not in a major specifically related to HR so I wish I had done something more related to me major which is Broadcast Journalism.

Advice

I would say organization and time management is key for this job!
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Health and Benefits Consultant

May - September 2019 • Garland, TX

What I liked

Excellent company and excellent policies as well. The management really takes time to get to know you and cares about your development

What I wish was different

I wish there was base pay for interns. It’s a very difficult market to gain traction in over the short period of time you are there and not gaining traction and finalizing deals means no money

Advice

Come in not expecting to make a significant amount of money. I did and it really put a damper on my summer
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Accredited Legal Secretary

August - October 2019 • Albany, GA

What I liked

Talking with people and just being out the house everyday

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

I enjoying learning and metting new people every day.
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Insurence agent

April - September 2019 • St. Joseph, MO

What I liked

The teamwork and skills I learned

What I wish was different

I didn’t like being paid off commissions

Advice

Take everything with a grain of salt. Knowledge is the greatest thing you can learn and making connections with other people can help anyone’s career
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Account Executive Intern (PR and Marketing)

April 2019 • Columbus, GA

What I liked

The team

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Learn alot
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Sales intern

May - August 2019 • Medina, OH

What I liked

Work environment Challenging

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Advisor Intern

June - September 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

friendly coworkers, great business environment, great boss. valuable experience

What I wish was different

would have accepted a full time position with them if not for school

Advice

be honest, work hard, and make good impression
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Insurance Agent

June - August 2019 • Medina, OH

What I liked

Opportunity to advance my networking skills and meet amazing people. This internship allowed me to meet people of all backgrounds and provided a lot of inspiration. Also, this internship proved and grew grit and perseverance on a flexible schedule.

What I wish was different

I really wish that the interns were treated differently than full agents because they are after all still college students trying to get through college

Advice

If you are considering this internship make sure you are willing to talk to people and have a lot of determination. As an insurance agent you will not make it very far without the ability to talk and continue forward. (Also, do not expect to make any money like at all no matter what they tell you it's a sales job after all)
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Benefits Advisor Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked working with other interns and our district coordinator that ran our trainings.

What I wish was different

I was told it was paid hourly prior to getting hired, however it was commission-based pay. That was really disappointing and I learned to get these things in writing prior to accepting the job. The woman that hired me was not working with the company when all the interns started, therefore there wasn't proof that stated it was hourly pay. I was quite disappointed and by the time I figured this out, I couldn't get another internship.

Advice

Make sure to get everything in writing and signed prior to accepting the job.
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Universal Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked how I got to experience working in different areas of business and I was able to see what I liked and didn't like. Every week was a new experience and it was great to be exposed to new things. It was a great opportunity to try something new and a great experience for my first internship.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to do more hands on experience and work with the professionals in each field rather then just working in groups with other interns who were sharing the same experience.

Advice

Advice that I would like to share if that you should not be afraid to try something new because that is the only way to find out if you like something or not. Sometimes it is necessary to go out of your comfort zone and work in different areas because you never know what the experience can lead to.
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Sales and Marketing

April - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great people in a supportive professional environment

What I wish was different

I wish more marketing opportunities were involved

Advice

This internship is best for people wishing to enter the sales and or marketing industries. Also, it was advertised as $13/hr when I applied and it turned out to be commission only.
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Backend Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

Great group of people to work with. Lot's of room for advancement

What I wish was different

Big corporation stuff seems really slow and not as challenging as id like

Advice

do your best to get the most out of any experience that you get to take.
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Custodial Supervisor

June 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Just the right amount of friendly people

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Take the long way around
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Accounting Intern

May - July 2019 • Stockton, CA

What I liked

Learned a lot

What I wish was different

That I didn't have to work full-time to afford it

Advice

Prepare months in advance
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Benefits Representative Intern

May - August 2019 • Cranberry Township, PA

What I liked

Interacting with other companies on a daily basis. Gaining professional relationships with companies. Enhancing my communication skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I had made more money and the pay structure not being commissioned based.

Advice

Although you may not get a lot of money out of it you will gain good exposure to customer service, how to overcome failure, and an experience that will open up many different career opportunities.
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Accounting Intern

May - July 2019 • Stockton, CA

What I liked

Learned a lot

What I wish was different

That I didn't have to work full-time to afford it

Advice

Prepare months in advance
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Insurance Sales Intern

May 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Company culture

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is not all about money, the experience and connections I made from AFLAC is valuable
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Health and Benefits Consultant

May 2019 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

Great culture, excellent company

What I wish was different

Worked more

Advice

It’s not the grades you make, it’s the hands you shake
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Insurance Sales Agent

May - September 2019 • Grenada, MS

What I liked

The commission wages. You only get as much out of it as you put in.

What I wish was different

Work there longer

Advice

All networking matters
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Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed getting a first look at what it was like to work in an office and this was a good introduction to sales

What I wish was different

I wish the internship program was more organized. Even from the beginning it seemed pretty unorganized

Advice

If you are going to do this internship, don’t do it a garden city. There is a possible way to make money, but no intern at the Garden City office did.
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