Interning With an Eye on the Future
Entering your NJM internship, you’ll likely have one eye on the present and the other on the future. You’ll be receiving on–the–job experience with the hope of landing a permanent position after graduating college.
That was the situation Aaron found himself in during the Summer of 2004 — between his junior and senior years at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) — as an intern in NJM’s Statistical Department.
“NJM’s internship allowed me to do meaningful work and exposed me to other fields across the organization,” he said. “The data reporting work I did in Statistical enabled me to become involved with the Actuarial Department and the opportunity to be ‘hands-on’ with pricing and reserving insurance components.”
That actuary experience opened Aaron’s eyes.
“After working in that department, I knew it was a career path I wanted to explore,” he said.
Within a month of graduating from IUP in 2005, he had a job offer from NJM as an Actuarial Analyst, where he helped conduct rate reviews and analyzed losses and reserves. He enhanced his marketability by earning a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from West Chester University.
Five years later, he became a Research Statistician, where his responsibilities included creating and refining predictive models. In 2017, Aaron was promoted to Supervisor, Personal Lines Intelligence and Analytics, overseeing the development and monitoring of key performance metrics.
Since 2020, he’s been an Administrator for Personal Lines Intelligence and Analytics, where his team helps model, measure, and understand consumer usage of NJM products through data analysis.
This year, Aaron helped in the recruiting effort for high–level analyst roles for interns. He had a dual perspective as a former intern and NJM employee.
“I got to work with multiple universities across the region,” he said. “I gave presentations to classrooms and clubs, attended career fairs, and worked directly with educators to help find the next class of incoming interns.”
Some might find their careers following a similar path as Aaron, who offers this advice.
“Come into the internship with an open mind,” he said. “Ask the leaders questions on all topics and build your network with other interns, employees, and leaders. “
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