Financial Internship In AIG (American International Group

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1) What you did during the internship (include the specific tasks and responsibilities you performed during the internship)
During my ten-week internship with AIG (American International Group) I was responsible for assisting lead underwriters in the underwriting of their accounts. To begin the AIG internship experience interns spent three days at home office, located in New York. During these three days interns were explained job roles, attended an Introduction to Insurance course, participated in a professionalism seminar, volunteered, and were exposed to various networking opportunities. Orientation served as a foundation for those who are new to the insurance industry and a refresher for those who have already gotten their feet wet.
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AIG is the largest insurer in the United States and the Second largest insurer in the World, with a presence in 130 different countries. With that being said, there is no place better I could have spent my educational summer. I have had the opportunity to take my desired job, underwriting, on a trial run. Underwriting is much more complex that I originally anticipated but my time at AIG has reassured my career decision. After the internship, I plan to pursue my goal of becoming a Casualty Underwriter on the Commercial side of the business.

3) How the internship fit with your coursework and academic preparation
My AIG internship fit very well with my previous/upcoming academic studies. I was able to use the knowledge I obtained from my BCIS, Commercial Property, Introduction to Insurance, and Risk Management courses. Reversely, the knowledge I’ve obtained throughout the internship will provide an academic advantage in my upcoming courses. I will be able to better comprehend my studies due to my previous experiences.

4) How the internship will help with your future
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The greatest tool I acquired was from my BCIS courses. Without these classes being previously completed, I would not have been as effective in the workplace. Microsoft Excel is used on a daily basis, with most work flowing through this program. The work process could be expedited because additional excel training was not required for most tasks. Efficiency was also obtained due to my familiarity with the industry and important basic information. This base knowledge was acquired through Introduction to Insurance, Commercial Property, and the Risk Management Course. One of the hardest obstacles for those entering the Industry is the lack of familiarity with Insurance Lingo. This deficiency could leave tenure professionals in the dark. I began the summer with a beginning knowledge of insurance lingo and have continued to advance during the ten weeks. The wisdom I’ve gained through my UNT education has served as a bridge, carrying me to more advanced

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