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Highmark Health

Quantitative Finance Intern

June 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked the team and the fact that I got to work with the VP as an intern. I also got the opportunity to rotate between different roles and explore my interests in the field of financial reporting, data visualization, and project management.

What I wish was different

I wish that the internship wasn't virtual and I could go visit the office and my team, especially the intern cohort.

Advice

My advice from this experience is to network as much as possible. Gain the maximum amount of exposure as you can and reach out to different people in the organization to build relationships which can go a long way.
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Data Architect Intern

May - August 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere Highmark had. Everyone was very welcoming and patient with me for asking so many questions.

What I wish was different

My internship was remote, so I wish I got to commute to Fifth Avenue Place to be in the Highmark building.

Advice

Working remotely is probably going to be the most popular option for doing internships now. So, I would suggest being patient and making the best of things as you go along to get eth most enjoyment.
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Portfolio Management Intern

May - August 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I was able work on a lot of different projects and learn a lot in a short period.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more direction in the beginning of the work experience.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask for help and be expected to be pushed skill wise.
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Data Analyst Intern

May - October 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Remote work, super flexible! My team was very friendly and wanted to make sure I was learning throughout the experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2021 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The teams

What I wish was different

In person events

Advice

Great experience! So much to learn!
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Actuarial Summer Intern

May - August 2019 • Camp Hill, PA

What I liked

the working, studying, life balance is great

What I wish was different

Better manager and feedbacks

Advice

Be good at computer skills
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Marketing Intern

May - June 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I was really glad that Highmark was flexible with their interns given the challenging circumstances. They still offered us a thorough and informative project to work on instead of having us come to their office in the middle of a pandemic. They communicated very well and the entire experience truly worthwhile and rewarding.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have had the classic in-person intern experience but that is not Highmark's fault, so I'm really happy they still gave us a remote project.

Advice

Take as many good opportunities as possible that are offered to you. I had the option to not follow through with this internship given the pandemic environment, but I realized what a good opportunity I had and did not let the work-remote experience scare me away.
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Actuarial Intern

May - June 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Adjusted well to COVID-19. Paid well!

What I wish was different

I wish COVID-19 had not impacted the experience. I also wish they had an entry level position for my degree.

Advice

Be flexible!
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Talent Management Internship

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The team is very willing to allow you to participate in various team and company-wide activities. As an intern, you are given autonomy for your work and networking activities.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I loved the work environment at Highmark. I felt that my input was valued and my questions were always welcome, which is a huge deal because my goal was to learn as much as possible. In addition, I was very interested in the work I was doing on a daily basis. I was given work that full time employees would be doing and was able to take ownership of my projects.

What I wish was different

I really don't wish anything was different. There was never a day where I woke up and didn't want to go to work so I couldn't possibly ask for more.

Advice

My advice would be to focus on growth and not perfection. As an intern, you're not expected to know everything so it's best to just have an open mindset and do your best.
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Data governance

May 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I had the opportunity to develop new skills and tools

What I wish was different

Advice

Use everyday as opportunity to learn and explore new things.
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Employer Brand Intern

March 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The culture at Highmark Health is truly remarkable. I have never worked with such highly motivated and inspirational coworkers and leaders. There are so many opportunities to pick up personal and professional mentors as well as job shadowing experiences during your internship. All project work that I completed was meaningful and impactful to the overall enterprise. As a bonus, we were allowed to dress business casual majority of my time there.

What I wish was different

A lot of networking opportunities took place after work hours. I took the bus into town and the last bus would always leave right after an event would start. More networking events during internship hours would be super helpful.

Advice

When working at Highmark Health, do not be afraid to reach out to leadership if you are interested in learning about different types of roles. They will allow you to shadow as many people as you'd like as long as it doesn't conflict too much with project work. Also take in as many projects as you can in your time being. While you may feel overwhelmed at times, the experience is worth it.
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Actuarial Intern

May - August 2018 • Camp Hill, PA

What I liked

Awesome people to work with, engaging and important work, the internship program helped me learn about the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Act professionally but don't forget to have fun.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Good transferable experience

What I wish was different

More visibility with upper management and forums to say what we think should change.

Advice

Go in with an open mind. Work hard, you get out what you put in.
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United Concordia Digital Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to network within the company as a whole
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Business Technical Analyst

May 2017 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Coworkers were always willing to help me understand more about the position and how to succeed in it. I was able to network with so many employees and other interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I worked downtown instead of the north shore.

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity you are offered.
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Project Manager Intern

May 2018 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

Opportunity to perform real work (not fetching coffee), management listens to ideas, positive atmosphere promoting employee engagement

What I wish was different

More opportunities to travel

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity you are given and take the jobs other people don’t want to do.
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