AFLAC (American Family Life Assurance Company)
Jill Hoium, Class of 2001

My internship experience with AFLAC, a highly successful supplemental insurance company, was awesome. I gained more knowledge than I ever thought I would about insurance, sales and marketing, and the professional world. My supervisor was very flexible, and was willing to structure the internship to meet my goals and objectives. I was able to further develop my telemarketing and communication skills through the process of contacting brokers via telephone. Through witnessing the daily activities of a sales associate, I learned first hand what it is like to be a salesperson. I also prepared for and attended several seminars and meetings. I was the first person to execute an internship with AFLAC and now they are instigating a regular program for interns. I encourage anyone considering a career in sales and/or marketing to consider this internship. Overall, the experience was very gratifying and gave me an experience I could never have had in the classroom.