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Logan O’Connor ’15 – Health Insurance

Logan O’Connor ’15 –  This internship has been much tougher than I had previously thought it would be. I am working for a third-party administrator of health insurance, and like most college kids I knew absolutely nothing about the insurance business prior to about a month ago. I still don’t know very much, but I’ve only been at this for about a month. Everyone that I work with has been doing health insurance administration for at least 15 years, so that is both comforting and intimidating. The office atmosphere is such that I am not afraid to ask questions, and there is no harm in my admitting mistakes (and believe me, there have been more than a few). As of writing this I haven’t made any unfix-able errors, which is encouraging I think. The toughest aspect of this internship for me to adjust to is how careful and meticulous you have to be. If you know me then you know that I tend to do tasks quickly and pretty accurately, but that won’t cut it here. Federal Regulations are such that you need to be close to perfectLogan O'Connor Summer Internship 2014. So slowing down and checking my work is the largest adjustment for me (and most of my errors come from working too fast). The single best aspect of the internship is all the free lunches. I’m on the larger side physique-wise and going to fancy restaurants for business lunches is always appreciated. I still don’t know if I will go to Grad School or get a job when my time at Wabash is concluded, but this internship has given me a small look into what it is like to work in the business world.