September is National Preparedness Month

Record-setting storms and wildfires occurring in some states recently, shed light on the fact that severe weather can happen anytime, and anywhere in the country.

Taking this into account, National Preparedness Month – observed each September – encourages Americans to take steps to be prepared for disasters in their homes, places of work, schools and communities.

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OneBeacon to attend career fairs in Minnesota colleges

Are you an accounting, finance or actuarial college student in the Minneapolis area? If so, OneBeacon will be virtually attending the University of St. Thomas on Thursday, September 17 and attending the University of Minnesota’s actuarial career fair on Friday, September 18.

We’re looking for students to join our 2021 internship program, which includes internships in our Actuarial and Internal Audit departments. Stop by and give us a virtual wave to learn more.

OneBeacon kick-starts college recruitment

Attention actuarial and IT students! Don’t let the pandemic hold you back from your job search – as the academic year gradually begins, OneBeacon will be attending virtual career fairs in the upcoming weeks for its 2021 internship program.

We’ll be attending Bentley University’s career fair on September 15, and Radford University’s on September 16. While at Bentley, members from our actuarial team will be on the lookout for students studying math, actuarial sciences, analytics and technology to join our actuarial department. At Radford, members of our IT team will be looking for students studying IT/technology who are interested in positions within our various IT departments.

If you’re planning to attend, be sure to stop by our virtual booth and say hello!

Welcome New Grads: Anders & Brian

This week we’re welcoming back past interns that are now joining us full time!

Please welcome back Anders Beyer and Brian Machalek.

Anders Beyer is an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Hudson, WI. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a major in actuarial sciences. He says that OneBeacon makes him feel welcome, and he likes that the “office gives a perfect small company feel while still having advantages of a big company”. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Brazil or Argentina to watch a soccer game. The last television show Anders watched was a high school football drama called All-American on Netflix. Interestingly, Anders middle name is Thor. His dad gave the name after being inspired by a man named Thor who built a raft and sailed across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian Islands on an expedition deemed Kon-Tiki.

Brian Machalek is an Underwriting Trainee in Financial Institutions out of the New York office, and is from Fresh Meadows, Queens NY. Machalek graduated from the St. John’s University with a degree in risk management and insurance. He looks forward to putting his classroom knowledge to the real world test. Having interned with OneBeacon last summer, he’s confident that his classroom knowledge combined with the skills he learned in his internship will allow him to become a successful underwriter. He says that one of the main factors that attracted him to OneBeacon was “the willingness of employees, including the corporate leadership team, to spend time getting to know, and offering advice to, new employees/interns”. The last book he read was Make Your Bed by Admiral William H McRaven. When asked if he could go anywhere in the world, he says he would go to Ireland. If shipwrecked on a deserted island, he would bring his dogs, and his phone to listen to music.

Welcome back Anders and Brian! We’re excited to have you.