Dale Schlegel worked for Connor Strong Companies. His day started at 8 a.m. and ended at 5 p.m. Daily tasks included filing claims, identifying trends, compiling claim review booklets, following up on claims and attending meetings or phone conferences. He was given the option of completing tasks with others or alone. Among the many people who worked with Dale, he became very close with Pam Cottrell. Pam was not his official mentor but she helped Dale by talking about his tasks and his progress.
Dale felt that without his knowledge from RMI 2101, he would have been lost. He did not expect to be so involved and went on 2 claim reviews out-of-office and several client meetings including luncheons. Additionally, Dale compiled a flow sheet on how to file claims which were distributed to clients. Everyone at Conner Strong enjoyed the happy hours and lunches but what he enjoyed the most was the learning atmosphere. Dale only disliked some of the projects with “near-impossible” deadlines, but he said that should be expected with any job. Dale recommends Conner Strong to other students because of their willingness to get interns involved and the invaluable work experience.