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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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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2019 • Somerset, NJ

What I liked

Younger full-time employees did not care about their work very much, so the environment was relaxed most of the time.

What I wish was different

Very poor structure of internship (almost unstructured). Work was particularly uninteresting and did not contribute to the learning of the interns. Very little supervision and instruction. Full-time employees were all very discontent with their jobs and contributed to the depressive environment of the office.

Advice

If possible, do not accept this internship, though it may be worthwhile as a stepping stone if there are no alternatives. Try your best to get the most interesting projects, anything less will deplete your motivation and even the most interesting work is very numbing.
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Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

It was incredibly hands-on and I was given a lot of meaningful work. I was able to attend meetings, lunches, and networking events. I was able to make a lot of valuable connections and experience real work instead of getting coffee or filing paperwork. I also loved working in the heart of downtown Boston, which made for some great experiences.

What I wish was different

I wish that my intern class had planned and done more events together so we could've become closer friends.

Advice

Make sure to make the most out of your experience! Network and talk to as many people as you can, attend every event that is offered, and try to learn something new everyday.
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Actuarial intern

June - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great learning experience!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Health and Benefits Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

This past summer I was able to collaborate with colleagues (specialists, analysts, consultants, senior consultants, and account executives) through various of projects such as contract and document reviews, input data, benchmarking, attend client meetings, and complete compliance documents. The Denver office gave me autonomy with my projects and time, which I appreciated and this allowed me to be a self starter. I valued this office especially because they continuously asked for my input.

What I wish was different

I wish the projects was more challenging and make me think critically.

Advice

One piece of advice I would like to share is to come in with an open-mind and continue to be proactive even during busy times.
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Reinsurance Treaty Intern

July - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the structure of the internship program. I spent each week shadowing a different broker on their various accounts. While I was shadowing I also had various education on reinsurance specifically from my team or other education opportunities from Aon on a corporate level.

What I wish was different

I really enjoyed my internship, and wouldn't have changed anything from my experiences this summer.

Advice

One piece of advice I was given was to network with numerous people in various parts of Aon. I took this advice and met with numerous people to better understand all the aspects of Aon.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2019 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

Everyone was super kind and gave me really engaging work all summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Just be ready to learn a lot. There was so much information that I gained from this experience!
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Health Solutions Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The people are all very friendly and very willing to talk to interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I had learned more. Interns and new hires are barely given any work at all, and the company culture is very much 9-5. Not the most intense internship experience but good exposure to the insurance industry. overall if you're proactive about networking.

Advice

If you're looking for an easy transition to corporate America, this is it. If you're looking for an intense summer internship where you learn so much and are given a lot of responsibility, this is not the internship for you.
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Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2018 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

Great corporate environment. Pay was well.

What I wish was different

I could rotate between departments and visit clients.

Advice

Be proactive. The internship is how you make it.
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Consulting Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Great Experience with a Fortune 500 company. Great on a resume valuable excel skills

What I wish was different

Poor communication with senior leadership and manager

Advice

Always be ready to have a networking conversation with anyone
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Finance intern

June - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The people, the work, the experience, the location, daily hours

What I wish was different

Longer than 10 weeks

Advice

Be yourself during interviews so you end up at a company that has people similar to you.
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Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the networking opportunities that Aon provided. The internship program is very well organized, and it gave me the opportunity to connect with people across the company.

What I wish was different

There was no formal training. I wish I had been given a crash course on insurance broking and why the work I did was important. Diving head-first into the experience was pretty fulfilling, though, and I learned a lot in a very short amount of time.

Advice

Go in with an open mind, and pay attention to detail with the assignments that you're given.
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Intern

June - August 2017 • Sherman Oaks, CA

What I liked

It was a small office, so I wasn't stuck doing insignificant intern tasks. I learned a lot quickly.

What I wish was different

I wish it was a more challenging/competitive environment. There was only one other intern.

Advice

Meet everyone in the office and don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Health and Benefits Intern

June - August 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Many opportunities to work with higher level consultants and managers. I also got to attend/participate in meeting with many different clients to gain real experience.

What I wish was different

Working on a client from start to finish. I know it is hard to do this with the limited time and to also expose the interns to multiple different clients.

Advice

My manager was very willing to let me learn about any position I was interested in, as well as talking to anyone I wanted to hear more from. I wish I had taken more advantage of this in the beginning to hear more about other positions within the Health and Benefits team as well as Aon as a whole.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2018 • Norwalk, CT

What I liked

I liked getting to work on client teams and having the opportunity to do real client work and meet many people

What I wish was different

There were times I didn’t have much work so I wish I had more projects to work on

Advice

It was a great learning experience
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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2017 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I was consistently given interesting, meaningful work that directly applied to what I want to do with my degree after graduation. Also, I received a TON of help in the hiring process and will be working at Aon in Chicago, IL starting July 2018!

What I wish was different

This internship was very challenging in the beginning. There wasn't formal training or other interns in my department so it was hard to tell if I was doing a good job.

Advice

TRY YOUR ABSOLUTE BEST. Internships are the best way to get your foot in the door at a company, gain a great reference for future applications, etc. If you'd like to work at this company after the internship, then your entire internship is basically an extended interview. Make a great impression! Lastly, don't get discouraged when you're struggling, internships are supposed to challenge you and let you test if you're going down the right career path for you.
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Risk Solutions Intern

June - August 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great networking, was able to collaborate across departments within Construction Services, and the Senior Vice President of Aon Risk Solutions was very instrumental in meeting with interns to stay up to date with our projects/development. Pretty much everyone in CSG had work or an opportunity for me to jump in and learn something new. Weekly presentations from a different group within Aon and CSG. Mentorship, learning, and networking are huge (and awesome) aspects of the culture at Aon.

What I wish was different

The length. It was just 10 weeks.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask to sit in on a meeting or collaborate on an initiative - the worst they can say is no! And I don't think anyone ever said no.
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