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Great American Insurance Group

Predictive Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

GA invests a lot in their interns. They hosted many intern events and to encourage us to learn more about the field of insurance and about the many positions within the company. I felt very welcomed there.

What I wish was different

I wish I was comfortable reaching out to more people early and often throughout my internship. I am now seeing people who I never added on LinkedIn and I wonder if it’s too late to do so.

Advice

Actuarial sciences and insurance, in general, is a vast and deeply interesting field. If one aspect of it does not interest you, there are so many other paths you may find appealing.
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Auditing Intern

January 2020 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Loved the people and the culture

What I wish was different

Wish I could have been in the office a little more

Advice

Ask questions!
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Predictive Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The work was challenging and interesting and kept me learning lots all summer long. The culture was great and everyone was very friendly and helpful.

What I wish was different

I just wish it could've been a longer internship.

Advice

If you want to be an actuary or work in modeling, get good at linear regression! It is so important and the modeling team refers to linear models everyday. Also, don't be afraid to network.
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Tax Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Working in the tax department was a great experience as I was able to see corporate taxes from both the federal and state side during the summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Insurance and Risk Management Intern

October 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The culture is very welcoming and helpful.

What I wish was different

I only wish I had more benefits within the company.

Advice

Work hard and always pay attention and it will pay off.
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Software coop

January - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Everyone was friendly

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

As long as you can problem solve and are a friendly you will have a good time.
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Product Marketing Intern

March 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Broad internship which transitioned from marketing to product and underwriting. Also had a lot of access to the President and VPs of the division.

What I wish was different

More specialized analytic projects.

Advice

Ask for more work as soon as you finish a project.
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IT Business Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

They had many opportunities for the interns to network with each other.

What I wish was different

I wish they had a set project for me to work on instead of doing small tasks.

Advice

Be open minded and ask if you can help out other teams.
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Project Management Intern

June 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Having a lot of freedom. My managers would have a lot of data in the form of Excel and PDF's, and I would have the freedom to look through the data and find whatever I could. It was very helpful in continuing my education when it comes to work, as well as Excel.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I had flexible hours, great pay, and a great support system.

Advice

Go and apply everywhere. I found this job by applying to another job, and a recruiter hired me just by looking at my resume.
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Insurance Claims Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked learning about the insurance industry. It wasn’t necessarily a industry that I knew extremely well, but it was interested learning it.

What I wish was different

I do not have anything that I would change

Advice

Take your time and try to fully understand your company. Don’t get frustrated because you are ignorant of some of the things that people are talking about. It takes time to learn these things.
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Financial Division Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Corporate culture, fellow employees, flexible schedule, dynamic daily work

What I wish was different

More frequent and thorough feedback from supervisors

Advice

Don’t play down to expectations, show them your best, most productive self and you will be appreciated
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Software Developer Intern

June 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Learning with real world experience

What I wish was different

I wish it was more social

Advice

Ask questions when you have them. Try doing it on your own first though.
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PIM Intern

May 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

friendly, good HR, manager welcomed any questions (open door)

What I wish was different

more responsibility at times.

Advice

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Internal Audit Intern

May 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I was treated like a member of the staff and given responsibilities that will help me in my future career. Everyone was kind and open to helping in any way they could.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, your coworkers and managers don’t expect you to know everything!
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Non-Trucking Liability Claims Intern

May - July 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The team of claim representatives I absolutely loved. They made me feel part of their group, were incredibly friendly, and shared my sense of humor. There was never a dull moment in the office because someone was always teasing someone else. Most of the work I did independently which I thrived at; but my coworkers were always more than happy to answer questions.

What I wish was different

I honestly really enjoyed this program because it had a mix of everything that I was looking for out of an internship. Therefore, there is not a whole lot that I would change about it. I would recommend working for this company to any of my friends. The work I was doing was a lot more interesting and fun than I thought it would be.

Advice

If you don't have something to do, just go ask for a task! I was under the impression that I was going to be given tasks to do and if I wasn't given anything then that meant they didn't have anything for me to do. There was one week where I didn't do any work and just listened to podcasts because nothing was in my work basket. The following week I asked my mentor for tasks to work on and that is what I really should have been doing all along.
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Risk Management and Insurance Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed getting first hand experience underwriting nonprofits. I had the opportunity to underwrite both new business and renewals for several different classes of business. Throughout the summer there were several different networking opportunities that allowed me to learn more about the company during my internship. I also got to work on a special project that expanded my knowledge of coverage forms and the religious organization class of business.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

My advice would be to take advantage of all the networking opportunities available and to ask questions!!
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