Majors: Business and Political Science
Graduate date: May 2018
Q: Why were you interested in working for this company?
A: The culture at Travelers was what drew me to the company. Everyone treats you with respect and they are big on diversity and inclusion. They were really invested in me as an intern and I appreciated the time and effort they put in me, as well as giving me actual work to do that helped me grow as a person and as an employee.
Q: What has been the most valuable part of your experience as a full-time employee?
A: Meeting and interacting with employees and the trips they gave us to go to Hartford to see the corporate office and meet executive leaders as well as all the interns from around the country.
Q: Is there a project you've worked on that you're proud of?
A: I recently started full time; however I appreciate the warm welcome I received from everyone I worked with as an intern and the eagerness to have me back and working with them again.
I worked on a couple projects as an intern. There was one where we investigated an auto accident and went through the steps in determining liability and handling the case as if it were an actual one. Another project dealt with interviewing the office on ways to improve communication internally and externally and as interns we gathered data and presented it to upper management at the end of the internship program.
Q: What programs, clubs, or other resources at Stony Brook University helped prepare you for the work you're doing at your company?
A: I was involved in a few clubs at Stony Brook such as LASO, SAAB, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc. These organizations helped me become a better public speaker as well as to brand myself and network effectively. They also helped me become more organized and helped me learn how to effectively multi-task.
Q: What advice would you give to students looking for experience in your industry?
A: Networking is key. Whenever there is an opportunity to network go for it because you never know who you are going to meet and the opportunities and advice they can give to you. Always look for opportunities. Don't wait for things to fall into place, you need to be proactive and take the initiative because there are hundreds of others with similar credentials as you and you need to make sure you stand out.