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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2021 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I really liked how I was able to actively listen and participate in meetings (introducing inters with other interns, team huddles, job shadows, meetings with associates). I improved my technical skills, and the support for my learning was always there; I also gained some useful knowledge on insurance and its resources and products.

What I wish was different

I wish I was assigned a big project at the conclusion of training, as opposed to performing many smaller tasks and having a medium sized project assigned midway.

Advice

It's perfectly fine to work on things slowly, and to focus more on how things work rather than solely making a process work.
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Computer Science Intern

May 2020 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The diversity and care that Nationwide has for their employees.

What I wish was different

The internship would have been in person instead of remote due to COVID.

Advice

It has been the best experience of my life and I learned SO MUCH.
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Software Developer Intern

June 2020 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I liked that we had wonderful mentors and plenty of guidance even though the internship was shortened.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer, even though it was virtual.

Advice

Definitely try to network with as many people as you can, step outside of your comfort zone! Build meaningful relationships with your mentors and colleagues.
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I.T Application Developer

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed my whole experience at nationwide. I was stationed downtown with plenty of other interns and this space was provided by nationwide, since I lived to far away. Parking was free, and the living space was pretty nice. It was a 10-15 minute walk everyday for work. I also enjoyed working with my team, and I'm glad i am able to go back next summer!

What I wish was different

I wish didn't program in webfocus, and I saved all my money! But there was all kinds of different languages you could work with as a intern.

Advice

Don't be afraid, and be open to doing things on the side such as networking, and possible shadowing in areas that you aren't messing up during your internship
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Finance Data Governance Intern

May - December 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The environment at Nationwide is one of prosperity, innovation, and learning. I, sincerely, enjoyed every minute of this experience and learned more than I could have ever anticipated.

What I wish was different

Due to the ever changing environment at Nationwide, associates change positions very frequently, normally every 18 months or 2 years. This is amazing and ensure continuous learning; however, due to this my manger/person I reported changed 5 times within a few months. This made it difficult to predict the future and although flexibility is important, this may have been too much.

Advice

This isn't a traditional accounting internship; however, I took this internship over other offers because it gave me behind-the-scenes insight of the accounting world and the experience was complementary to the knowledge taught in college courses. I think it is very important to go outside your limits and try new things. You never know what you like until after you have tried it and it is just as important to know what you want to do as it is to know what you don't want to do.
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Customer Service Representative

January 2015 • Lake Mary, FL

What I liked

I loved working with a variety of different clients and heating their stories, while helping make sure their insurance needs were met.

What I wish was different

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Actuary Intern

August 2019 • Scottsdale, AZ

What I liked

Great company with great people. Well developed intern program with a lot of varying tasks and resources to help.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Well worth the opportunity
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Harleysville, PA

What I liked

People there are nice

What I wish was different

If they can provide sponsorship

Advice

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Financial leadership development program intern

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I loved the freedom I had to explore my interests. My mentors took an interest in helping me to find a department I would be interested in. I also had lots of visibility to leadership, and they were able to help me to expand my network.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more challenging work throughout the summer. I had mostly administrative work and automation than work that required critical thinking.

Advice

Seek out your own mentors and ask for work. Offer your help with things that you excel at. You have the ability to control your internship at this company, so don’t wait for anything to come to you
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Application Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

They really cared about finding people that wanted to learn more and develop that talent.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Go out of your comport zone and you may find yourself in an amazing opportunity.
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Performance Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The culture of the company, the people, and the organization of the intern program.

What I wish was different

Returning interns received treatment as if they were new interns / didn't have experience there already. (the program was getting revamped so not entirely their fault)

Advice

If you want more, ask for it. You will most likely get it. Nationwide really cares about the growth of their interns so make it an experience you want.
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Product Intern

May - August 2018 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

I learned so much more than just my job description. The internship programming team knows what they’re doing at Nationwide!

What I wish was different

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Business Transformation Consultant

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I love the exposure I got from meeting with people from different departments. I learned how those different department all tie together and connect back to Nationwide's mission statement. I loved my day-to-day operations and how heavily involved Nationwide is in their community.

What I wish was different

My manager was very busy throughout my internship and I feel like we did not spend enough time together directly.

Advice

Please work on and develope your communication skills and presentation skills.
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Product Intern

May - July 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

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Application developer

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

I really liked the work environment at Nationwide.

What I wish was different

Everything was great, I would not change anything. A lot of outreach events for interns, talks, and opportunities.

Advice

Always give the best of yourself and enjoy your time at internships.
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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2018 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

Very relaxed atmosphere. There was the right amount of work (not too much, not too little). Fantastic workplace and management. Plenty of opportunities to expand your knowledge of the insurance industry.

What I wish was different

Pay was slightly below expected. Deeper exposure to other areas of the business were largely on you to find. They set up 30 minute to 1 hour sessions in some areas but to really experience and understand an area more is needed. These are all pretty nit picky though and it was a really great experience overall though

Advice

Seek out associates in different departments to learn about their job as much as you can. Don’t hesitate to ask for anything because everyone is super friendly and helpful.
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Risk Management Consultant

May - September 2018 • Forest Lake, MN

What I liked

I had the opportunity to travel all over MN, WI and even into parts of IA. I also had the opportunity to talk to many different farmers and experience many different types of farm operations(wineries,livestock,crop).

What I wish was different

Advice

You have to enjoy driving and talking on the phone to do well at this postion.
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Insurance Underwriter Intern

May - July 2019 • Scottsdale, AZ

What I liked

At Nationwide I enjoyed the welcoming atmosphere they had at their office. Everyone was eager to answer my questions and to help me learn. They had a great summer internship program to help students learn more about insurance and underwriting.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more exposure to claims and brokerage.

Advice

Be yourself when applying and in person. Do not be afraid to ask questions!
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Requirements Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Meet/talk to/shadow as many people in different areas as you can!
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Office Assistant

May 2018 • Mentor, OH

What I liked

I worked with my mom so it was nice to spend time with her, as well as I worked closely with Excel so I was able to sharpen my skills

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been allotted more hours.

Advice

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