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Transamerica

Technology Intern

May - August 2021 • Denver, CO

What I liked

The company did a great job of making interns feel included in projects and not just assign them meaningless work.

What I wish was different

The onboarding process was a little difficult for my first rotation

Advice

Be ready to learn new topics at a much quicker pace than college.
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Expense Reporting Intern

August - December 2020 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the work. I was able to learn new software to make processes more efficient which was super fun for me. I also enjoyed the BYNs (Build Your Network) since I could learn about other departments and not just the one I was in.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have experienced the culture of actually being in the office instead of working from home. The internship was completely online because of COVID-19.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions or clarification and show your personality, be yourself.
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Trainee

April - August 2020 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

This position offered a chance to get licensed in Health and Life insurance. It opened my eyes into how different insurance places structure their business. TransAmerica relies on employee's to personally grow their business. Other places have consumers come to them.

What I wish was different

It was commission based work.

Advice

Great people to work with. be open minded and realize that there are a lot of commission based job out there.
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Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I really enjoyed learning how sales really drives business and without sales business will fail. I also really enjoyed learning about how sales and marketing go hand and hand.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have interned for not such a corporate company, I want to do sales for an outdoor company.

Advice

One piece of advice is don't be afraid of change. Sometime change can be a lot to handle but it the end it can lead you down a path of success or ultimately a better life.
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Business Analytics Intern

May - December 2019 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

Independence and hands on experience with different business tools like Salesforce, Alteryx, and Tableau.

What I wish was different

I was pretty secluded from other interns.

Advice

I would say make the most of the opportunity you've been giving by networking, asking questions and exploring roles within the company.
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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2019 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the real world experience and the culture at Transamerica. For my internship, I was given meaningful and worthwhile projects that helped me grow as a professional. I also really enjoyed the culture at Transamerica. Everyone that I worked with, no matter how high up they were in the company, was willing to help me with any question that I had.

What I wish was different

None! I really enjoyed my experience at Transamerica, and I cannot wait to start full time there next summer!

Advice

One piece of advise would be to never hesitate to ask questions no matter how dumb they may seem at the time. I would suggest networking with as many people as you can.
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Brand and Strategy Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

The people were amazing. So friendly. The team was extremely flexible and allowed me to experience other things outside of just marketing

What I wish was different

Higher pay, but for different reasons

Advice

Ask questions constantly. Always be on your “A” game
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Sales and Finance Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I really liked that I could do almost any project I wanted wit my manager's approval

What I wish was different

I wish there was more presentations all summer instead of at the end of the internship.

Advice

Always try to meet someone new every day.
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Senior Account Specialist

February 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

Loved the work and the people. It has been a great experience this far and has really helped me to see how my accounting major can be put to use in the real wold.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask questions.
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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Transamerica is a really great company to work for! All of the employees that I interacted with were very willing to share their knowledge and expertise in order to help me to grow as a future actuary and young professional.

What I wish was different

It was somewhat difficult to find affordable housing downtown, but the experience f living downtown was phenomenal.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to people within the company outside of your department and team! Being able to gain an awareness of the insurance industry by talking to actuaries all across the company greatly contributed to my positive experience.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting to learn about the corporate world. This was my first internship and I was able to see how it all functioned. I also enjoyed the intern program at Transamerica. It provided many opportunities to meet other interns and employees.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Production Support - intern

June - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I liked learning SQL

What I wish was different

Advice

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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

The people were engaging and help you grow as a professional

What I wish was different

Not a ton of work was given. There wasn't a ton for me to do. I felt under-utilized.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

Very Friendly and easy on a beginning intern. Good and challenging experience overall. Bosses were very helpful and were encouraged to take time to answer any and all questions interns had.

What I wish was different

I got stuck in a data role, which was great, but did not get me very much broad product knowledge.

Advice

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Software License Management

May 2017 - August 2018 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I loved the location and my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities to socialize with other interns at the company.

Advice

Ask to shadow other teams in the company.
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SDLC process documentation intern

April - August 2017 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Learned a lot about how a data/software project is developed in a large corporate setting.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know the full-time employees as best as you can - they are smart and helpful but not the most social so you will have to make the first move.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2018 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

The people there are very supportive.

What I wish was different

Advice

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