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Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies

Communications Intern

June - August 2019 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

The work-environment is very friendly and supportive. I enjoyed the tasks I was given, such as redesigning old pamphlets, flyers and maps. It provided me with insights on how large and continuously growing companies function and are maintained. Supervisors made it feel as though you were not just a new intern but a part of their team.

What I wish was different

I really have no complaints or things that I would change.

Advice

Manage your time wisely and write down and upcoming tasks, given information, and comments or critiques. Be flexible to changing things you've created.
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Subrogation intern

September - December 2019 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

The culture at Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies was very welcoming. Berkshire Hathaway GUARD has a great “on-boarding” program which helps integrate new employees into the company. Furthermore, coworkers were eager to aid my professional development, and my manager assigned tasks relevant to the position description.

What I wish was different

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Customer Service Representative Intern

June 2019 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

The hours

What I wish was different

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Premium Audit Intern

June - August 2019 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

I liked the work i was doing. Enjoyed how fast the day went by staying busy with work. Felt appreciated by the employees that i was helping them with their job. Very open to any questions i had and were very nice to me

What I wish was different

Less hours during the week. Employees be more talkative and open to start conversations with interns

Advice

Felt like a real full time job and to manage your time wisely. Companies will appreciate your hard work and dedication if you show up everyday and have a great outlook on your job.
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Programmer

May - August 2018 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

Gaining actual experience. I was more so treated as an employee than an intern so I was given my own workload and was expected to get it done in a time frame. This was stressful but it enabled me to learn a lot and get a feel for how I was going to be treated in the corporate world.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to be put on more team based projects. I was primarily on my own with my workload.

Advice

Software development isn't as glamourous as you might have thought initially. At the end of the day it's a job just like everything else and no matter how much you love programming, it's going to feel like work. That does not mean it's not fun or fulfilling! Just don't be disapointed when your office dose not have nap pods or a game room.
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Communications Internship

May - August 2018 • Wilkes-Barre, PA

What I liked

Hands on experience in the field

What I wish was different

Lack of work to do

Advice

Make as many connections as you can
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