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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2020 • Bloomington, MN

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about the insurance and financial industries, getting real experience with actual client data, and networking to build my personal network. Having a steady schedule gave me a good taste for when I will have a full-time job after college. I also got to develop my professional communication skills and see how people truly interact in a professional and social way.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to be in the office rather than completely virtual at home. I also wish the internship included more programming and unique software so I could expand my skillset and grow my versatility.

Advice

I would recommend to be as flexible and adaptive as possible. Really put in the effort to show what you can do and all of the influences you can have in a workplace. Don't just do what is asked of you, but try to impress your coworkers everyday that you are working.
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Commercial Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Access to client centric projects

What I wish was different

In person, and not virtual, but COVID-19!

Advice

Be as involved as possible, firms love that. And be willing to go outside your comfort zone.
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Summer Cyber Associate

June - August 2020 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I liked the independence we had as interns and how were were given opportunities to shadow on client projects. Also, I liked the opportunities to learn more about cyber security. I attended weekly computer networking classes for continued development.

What I wish was different

I wish it was not virtual, but that was a product of covid and not the company. I also would have liked even more shadowing opportunities.

Advice

My one piece of advice I would share about this experience is to be as outgoing as possible, to that you can network with many different people. You cannot be shy. You have to put yourself out there, because they will see that as passion for the job and will better your chances at a return offer.
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Cyber Summer Associate

June - August 2020 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

Flexibility, work-life balance

What I wish was different

More intern guided programs

Advice

Learn how to manage your time and set up goals
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Risk Intern

June - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great company with tons of resources

What I wish was different

More structure to the internship program - this totally could have been due to COVID though

Advice

Meet as many people as possible! Grow your network and take notes about every industry vocab term you don't know.
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Commercial Risk Solutions: Casualty Broker

June - August 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I interviewed with the team I worked with closely. The culture is like none other. Aon supports its employees and is a flexible/adaptable organization. The team was willing to have me start earlier, and kept all interns during COVID-19. No one in the firm lost their job during COVID-19. Over 50% of the employees voluntarily chose to take a temporary pay cut, so no one would be furloughed. In appreciation for all of the hard work, Aon gave all employees an extra day off and gave everyone their lost income with a bonus in their pay rate.

What I wish was different

Unfortunately, my whole internship was remote.

Advice

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Health & Benefits Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The culture was fun and challenging, everyone was very inclusive and engaging. Every day was different and I was always juggling different projects within the healthcare and benefits space. The entire 10-week program led up to a final presentation of my summer project to the whole office which was very rewarding.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to explore other divisions of Aon (risk, retirement, cybersecurity) during my time there.

Advice

Come prepared every day to take on whatever type of project is given to you!
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Finance Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Culture, experience, networking opportunities, and overall learning experience that was put in place for the interns.

What I wish was different

I only wish that it was longer! It went by very quick.

Advice

Go above and beyond expectations in this short time period to give yourself a good chance at having the opportunity to come back to the company you are interning for. Make yourself a needed asset within the company that brings a lot to the table.
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Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a great insight into an often-overlooked industry. The ability to speak with high ranking executives and pick their minds with questions was helpful in me getting a genuine grasp of what the company culture was like and how I would fit in.

What I wish was different

I do wish I was given more tasks to work on during my time at AON.

Advice

It was great and all experiences are welcomed. You can do whatever you put your mind too and people are so willing to help you put your best foot forward.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

June - August 2017 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

Interns are treated as newly hired associates, high exposure to 'real work'

What I wish was different

Lots of down time between client deliverables

Advice

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Actuarial Consulting Intern

June - August 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I did real actuarial consulting work, not just an intern project, and had the opportunity to work on 8 client teams which exposed me to different aspects of consulting work and different people in the work group.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunity to work with many different people as you will learn a lot more about the job, the people, and what working there could look like for you in the long term.
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Commercial Brokerage Intern

June - August 2018 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

The people I worked with and the work environment.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship program was slightly more organized.

Advice

Form relationships with the people you are working with (especially your superiors) because insurance brokerage is largely a relationship-based industry.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

Was given the same work as actual consulting Analysts, working directly on client work. I worked for a small group within Aon called Radford Consulting. Radford is an industry leader in compensations consulting for life science and technology companies. I left this internship with a great idea of what it would be like to work here full time and what it would be like to work full time for a consulting firm in general.

What I wish was different

A more structured “yes” or “no” return offer system. Everything else was great.

Advice

Ask questions when things are confusing on the job. Great way to learn more (and not fall behind) but also to build relationships and show that you are interested in the content of the work.
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Large Market Segment Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company atmosphere was amazing. Everyone wanted everyone else to succeed.

What I wish was different

More money.

Advice

Network, network, network...
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Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Great company to work for, great training.

What I wish was different

Earlier start date in the summer.

Advice

Aon is a great company to learn from, take a lot of notes.
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Account Executive Intern (Insurance)

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

A lot of team inclusion, treating you like a true employee, going to many client meetings. Intern program had a lot of events with speakers including many leaders of the company, sessions to understand certain areas of the company further, and even a baseball game outing. Always open to any and all questions and very friendly to go up to anyone to get to know what other business units do so essentially a lot of networking and learning about otheres along with your own designated team.

What I wish was different

Sometimes too large of an intern group made things harder to coordinate among each other but the company does a great job trying to help everyone get to know each other and the level they are working with.

Advice

Be open and always curious! Meeting new people can be a key measure in your success. That being said, don't forget to express fond interest in your role or make measures to find what it is your interest truly may be. It is important to show that you are not around to just make friends but also dedicated to working hard.
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Health and Benefits Consulting Intern

June - August 2018 • Somerset, NJ

What I liked

I learned a lot of new things

What I wish was different

Did not always have work for me to do

Advice

Definitely ask a lot of questions and always reach out to people
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The culture and people

What I wish was different

More intern events, more meaningful work

Advice

Make your own path and ask for work since it won’t always be handed to you
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Finance Leadership Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great company culture. They held several events throughout the summer for the interns to network with each other and the full-time employees in the rotational program. They assign you with a mentor who has graduated the rotational program into an established role within one of the financial teams (FP&A, Internal Audit, M&A, SOx, etc.) Aon has done a great job of bringing in college graduates over the recent years, and you never feel like there is a large age gap between you and the people you would work with on your team and around the office.

What I wish was different

My team was always busy but the work within the team required a lot of background knowledge on the responsibilities and processes so I was limited in my ability to assist the team on a day-to-day basis.

Advice

The employees who run the FLP intern program preach about networking and taking time to meet different people across various finance organizations at Aon. I would make sure you take complete advantage of the time you have to hear from people and get to know how they got to the position they are at today.
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Health Solutions Summer Intern

June - August 2019 • Norwalk, CT

What I liked

I really enjoyed how small the office was-- I got to work on very small teams, got a lot of face-time with senior leadership, and support from Analysts.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was more structured. I do not believe this is typical to Aon because I was in a particularly small office and there was only one other intern beside myself so it was easiest to play everything by ear.

Advice

Take advantage of the training that they provide to the office, it is a great time to enhance your Excel skills and other business knowledge.
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