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Aflac

Summer Associate

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the environment at the NYC office for Aflac. The employees and managers made us feel welcome and assisted us when needed. I had a lot of opportunities to lead a group of other interns and I also was a part of what was meaningful work.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would recommend for interns to keep an open mind and be ready to take charge in the internship. As with many internships and jobs, the experience is what you make of it. The more you put into the internship with Aflac, the more you will get out of it.
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Business Associate

June - August 2019 • Conshohocken, PA

What I liked

The group of interns was great and I learned to handle myself in a business environment.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of cold calling so I would have liked to do some other aspects of business.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and keep an open mind through the whole experience.
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Sales associate

June - August 2019 • Garden City, NY

What I liked

Flexible hours, good work environment, friendly coworkers, and insightful boss

What I wish was different

A little more structure. Some days interns found themselves either just doing busy work or just sitting there.

Advice

Insurance work is tough. Be prepared to deal with a lot of rejection
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Universal Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the environment. The work culture was easy to get comfortable in.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been more structured and that there at least had been a stipend to cover travel costs and/or food.

Advice

Only take this opportunity if you can afford to not be paid. It is a great place to make connections and get your foot in the door but it is difficult to to your best when you are worried about having money.
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Business Intern

June - September 2019 • Santa Monica, CA

What I liked

I liked the organization of the office and the training that was offered to the new interns.

What I wish was different

I wish there was less pressure on the new hires. The office managers and supervisors were stern due to the fact that we were their breadwinners and making their money because of Aflac's commission-based system.

Advice

Be able to try your best and be confident in your social skills!
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intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

paid internship

Advice

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Intern

June 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I got to experience what it is like to be an agent and got to see accounts from start to finish which was a great learning experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Insurance Agent

May - September 2018 • North Liberty, IA

What I liked

Met one of my best friends from this internship

What I wish was different

Hourly/salary instead of commission

Advice

Dont go in thinking about making a lot of money, do it for the experience
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Aflac Benefits Adviser

October 2018 - September 2019 • Smyrna, GA

What I liked

Time is on your own, get paid for the work you do (commission) , awesome team and management who will be by your side. Professional training with actual employees, sales makes good money. Learned how to approach business owners and CEO's and be able to expand my social capabilities. Learned about health and life insurance and the ins and outs.

What I wish was different

Someone being on top of me to make sure I follow my "schedule". And to have had a car with better gas mileage.

Advice

You need to be on top of your own time and be diligent or else you will not succeed. Make a schedule and follow it! Need to work smarter/more efficient than harder. Requires someone who is not shy and scared of failure.
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Benefits Consulting Intern

February - August 2019 • Cranberry Township, PA

What I liked

I liked the experience

What I wish was different

I wish I had been paid as I was promised

Advice

This is a great learning experience, take it as that, this is not a reasonable full-time position.
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Benefits Consultant

May - September 2019 • North Liberty, IA

What I liked

I enjoyed working in Aflac's accepting work environment

What I wish was different

I wish I had learned the skills needed earlier than I did

Advice

I would say sales is a mile long run, and its important to put your head down and keep focused.
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Marketing and Sales Intern

May - September 2019 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

Sales experience Fun Met a lot of new people

What I wish was different

Less cold calling More oversight

Advice

Know what you are getting yourself into
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Sales

May - August 2019 • Kennesaw, GA

What I liked

The people

What I wish was different

The way the job was done.

Advice

Take your time, just cause it didn’t work now doesn’t mean it won’t work down the line.
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Sales and Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Norwalk, CT

What I liked

The environment was very motivating and encouraging. I was able to gain a lot of experience consulting with other business professionals and learn about the Accident and Health Insurance Industry. I was treated just like every other associate, and held accountable just like every other agent. I was able to experience what it is like to work in a professional work setting utilizing communication skills, time management, and interpersonal skills.

What I wish was different

I wish the compensation was different.

Advice

Be prepared to work hard if you want to see earnings over the course of your internship. It is long hours and lots of information that must be absorbed but I have never learned so much about myself, my work ethic, and where I see myself in terms of my career.
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Marketing internship

June - August 2019 • Silver Spring, MD

What I liked

Flexible schedule and ability to earn as much as you want.

What I wish was different

Hourly wage and not as much cold calling.

Advice

If you don’t like cold calling all day, don’t do this internship.
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Insurance Agent

July - August 2019 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

The freedom to work on my own schedule, whenever I was available, and be my own boss. I also got to learn a lot about sales strategy and network with a lot of interesting people.

What I wish was different

The pay was commission based, which was hard for me because I only did the job for two months and usually it takes longer than that to get the connections needed to make a sale. I paid to work this job because I had to pay for licensing, and I made almost nothing the whole summer.

Advice

I would only take this internship if you are serious about going into insurance after graduation. That way, you can keep your contacts and experience from the summer as you go into your career.
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