As a sociology and anthropology major at Colgate, I was very unsure of what I was getting myself into with a summer internship at an insurance brokerage. Aside from the basic knowledge that many have of insurance, I was pretty unfamiliar with all of the functioning details and nervous of what would be expected of me. Now after 10 weeks here at JKJ, I am by no means an expert of any sort, but my basic knowledge has become more wide-ranging.
I spent my time working in the benefits department and was able to learn a lot about the different available plans for companies as I enrolled our client’s employees for their desired coverage and put together booklets for meetings with prospective clients. I also had the opportunity to learn about the property and casualty side of insurance as I accompanied one of the producers as he visited clients for their annual insurance renewals. Another really great opportunity I had was to go to CNA insurance company to meet with different underwriters and learn more about the carrier side of insurance. Overall, the learning experience I had at JKJ was complete and well-balanced as I was able to perform tasks for all different areas of the company ranging from commercial to working the front desk.
Although I enjoyed the things I learned here at JKJ, I also enjoyed just being a part of the JKJ community. My first week I was invited to play in a softball tournament and certainly felt like part of the “team” from then on out. Not only are there great relationships between the people here at JKJ, but everyone also extended their kindness to the interns by simply saying hello or being patient as they explained things to us.
Thanks again to every here at JKJ for a great summer internship. I am so appreciative of your time and help!
Author: Jenna Frost
JKJ Summer Intern