Mr. Sor worked for the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of Risk Management reviewing records for compliance of insurance requirements. He contacted agents and brokers to make sure there was no misunderstanding in terms of the limits of the coverage, and entered a lot of data into computer databases. He did not have a mentor, but his supervisor did well in explaining everything that was expected of him. The terminology he learned in RMI/AS classes was very useful to him due to the complex language and interchangeable synonyms in the business.
He expected the internship to be boring, but found that the interaction with brokers and agents made it seem like the work he was doing was quite important. He got the internship through a reference from a friend so he bypassed the interview process. Later in the internship he has taken on more special projects such as reviewing the insurance of all of the districts charter schools and their contractors. He enjoyed the relaxed environment, but also thinks they could have used more structure to heighten efficiency. He would recommend this internship to only those who had a more formal internship in the past.