Sigma Chapter Intern Testimonials

CJ Szafran
Risk Management,
Spring 2017

Philadelphia PA, USA

Provide a General Description of the Internship. Include daily tasks completed, the company and its employees, and any other information.
I assisted in consulting analyst functions on Mercer's online private exchange.

Did you have a mentor?

If so, how did he/she help you during your internship?
I worked along side Keith Dickey and all of his clients. He delegated certain projects to me and mentored me on what it takes to be an account manager.

Did you feel your RMI/AS classes better prepared you for the internship?

Interviewing/Hiring Process Comments:
I had 3 interviews including the intern reception. I had an offer within a couple hours after the final interview.

Were you assigned any special projects? If so please describe.
I worked on multiple client deliverables that were major parts of the consulting process (i.e stewardships, executive financial slides, marketing results deck, etc.)

What were the supplemental benefits besides the pay? (Internship Lunches, Housing, Sports Games, Happy Hours, etc.)
We went to multiple happy hours, had training which came with lunches and a pizza party. They also took us to two Phillies games and the first one was in the company's box suite right behind home plate.

Describe the company's internship program(atmosphere, work load, work, housing, outside work activities, etc.).
Mercer was a really fun place to work. It was a work hard play harder atmosphere. At times, I had alot of work load and at times I had a lot of capacity. I did have some standard training videos that I completed.

Was the internship what you expected after the interviewing/hiring process?

Were you provided time off besides the weekend?
Yes. My sister had graduation which they allowed me to attend and they allowed us to go to a company baseball outing.

If you had to relocate, describe the process of adapting to a new city.

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