Bill interned at Amerisure Mutual Insurance Company in St. Louis Missouri this summer. He found that it was hard to meet people in an office with so few people his age, but had no problem adapting his social life. The internship was rotational, so he spent his time shadowing employees in the underwriting, loss control, and claims adjusting divisions. In underwriting, he spent time with agents discussing policy renewals or policy issuance, and in the claims division he had the opportunity to attend meetings with the insured about their claims. With loss control division he spent time each day touring construction sites and factories, and completed the Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS) certification. Bill also completed a summer long project, profiling different sectors of businesses for their feasibility as future clients. He felt that his risk management classes prepared him for the internship very well, and his knowledge of basic insurance terminology allowed him to participate in casual conversations without asking too many questions.
Bill found the internship was a great learning opportunity because he was able to see so many sides of the industry. He found a buddy-type mentor, a few years older than himself who was available to answer his questions. He had weekly lunches with his mentor and they took a business trip to Detroit together. The rest of the staff was very accommodating to his needs and they treated him as an equal, not like an intern. However, sometimes time passed very slowly in the office because he didn’t always have work to do. Bill would still recommend Amerisure Mutual to other students because he saw so many different sides of the business.