This summer, I completed an amazing internship with Liberty Mutual Insurance. I worked in Talent and Enterprise Services, (more commonly known as human resources.) It was an incredibly rewarding and educational experience. Despite knowing very little about HR, I was able to add value to the company through various projects and presentations. My internship with Liberty Mutual was a great way for me to learn about corporate America, and to get my foot in the door at a Fortune 100 company. I am ecstatic to say that Liberty Mutual has extended an offer to me for their Human Resources Development Program after I graduate.
The highlight of my internship was Senior Forum. This is an event where Liberty Mutual awards their high performing and rising senior interns with a trip to Boston, the location of the company’s main headquarters. This is an excellent opportunity for interns from the field to learn more about the company they work for. It allows interns to explore the city and experience what life could be like working for Liberty Mutual after college.
I have never visited Boston before, so I was excited to hear that part of Senior Forum included a trip to historic Fenway Park.
This event was a great networking opportunity because every intern who was invited to Senior Forum was in attendance. We all had a chance to talk about our experiences and discuss whether we saw ourselves working for the company after graduation. The event included tours of the stadium, games, and free food. It was a fantastic way to spend the first day.
The second day was extremely busy. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a chance to grab any pictures. However, we did get to meet with executives from Liberty Mutual’s HR department. We were also instructed to create a 2-minute skit about our experience working for Liberty Mutual. These performances were hilarious! David Long, CEO of Liberty Mutual, made time to talk to us about his journey at the company. The day ended with a dinner where we had the chance to eat with interns from our own strategic business unit. Senior level HR managers came to eat dinner with my group, and they were eager to answer any questions we had about the company.
The final day of Senior Forum only had two events. We began with a case study specific to human resources. Then, the recruiters offered their closing remarks. Since my flight didn’t leave until the afternoon, I had the rest of the day to tour the city.
My experience in Boston was definitely fast paced. While I was only there for a few days, I had the opportunity to get a taste of where I may be working after I graduate. The professional skills that I’ve gained at DU coupled with my experience at Liberty helped me to receive a position with the company. I am excited to take the experiences I gained from this summer internship and apply them to both the classroom and a future career. Through my summer internship, I have found a new interest for human resources, and I have secured a job offer for after I graduate. This has been a great summer!
Trevor Ford - Communication Fellow, Undergraduate Admission