Sigma Chapter Intern Testimonials

Haley Schwalm
Risk Management
Spring 2018

NSM Insurance Group
Conshohocken , PA

Provide a General Description of the Internship. Include daily tasks completed, the company and its employees, and any other information.
The hours were 8-5 every day with a 1 hr lunch break. Most of my internship consisted of filing away documents, retrieving documents, and updating systems. My department oversaw all surplus lines, so I assisted my team with gathering the information that they needed to file taxes.

Did you have a mentor?

If so, how did he/she help you during your internship?
I reported to her daily for projects and for help. She also sat in when my team practiced our presentation and gave us tips.

Did you feel your RMI/AS classes better prepared you for the internship?
Yes, I definitely had more background knowledge on the industry as compared to non-Temple interns

Interviewing/Hiring Process Comments:
The first interview was at the internship reception. NSM then came to Temple for an on-campus interview. The last interview was at NSM, where I also got a tour and had to take the Caliper test

Were you assigned any special projects? If so please describe.
Yes; there was a summer long program to develop a new insurance program. We were assigned groups of 3 or 4 people and presented our project to the C suite employees at the end of the summer.

What were the supplemental benefits besides the pay? (Internship Lunches, Housing, Sports Games, Happy Hours, etc.)
There were happy hours, dinners, plenty of free food, a bubble soccer game, summer-end scavenger hunt, volunteer opportunities, and a gym.

Describe the company's internship program(atmosphere, work load, work, housing, outside work activities, etc.).
The company has a very open atmosphere so it's easy to get to know one another. We had a few training sessions throughout the week which taught us about the different programs, operations, and personal development.

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

Were you provided time off besides the weekend?
We could take time off as long as we gave a long enough notice.

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

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