OneBeacon Insurance Group is seeking students to join our 2021 Summer Internship Program!
On Friday, October 2, we will virtually attend the career fair at the Carlson School of Management where we’ll be on the lookout for students interested in the Finance or Corporate Internal Audit internship.
On October 15, we will attend the fair at Wentworth Institute of Technology for students who want to join our IT Internship.
Be sure to drop by our booth for a chance to be selected!
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.
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!
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.
This summer, we’re pleased to welcome two law clerks to the OneBeacon Corporate Legal team. Ran Lu (University of Minnesota Law School) and Brian Ortiz (University of Iowa Law School) joined us this month as part of the Twin Cities Diversity in Practice (TCDIP) 1L Rotation Clerkship program.
TCDIP is a non-profit organization “comprised of leading Twin-Cities employers with a vision to create a vibrant and inclusive legal community and a mission to strengthen the efforts of member organizations to attract, recruit, advance, and retain attorneys of color.” More information can be found on the organization’s website at http://diversityinpractice.org/about.
We’re very proud to be a corporate member and to support the program. Welcome Ran and Brian!
Please join us in welcoming David Brumm! David is a Finance intern out of the Plymouth, MN office, and is from Maple Grove, MN. He attends the University of Minnesota – Carlson School, and is majoring in Business. During his time at OneBeacon, he hopes to gain more knowledge and experience working in the finance and accounting world. He hopes to apply the skills he learns from this experience to real world applications. When asked “Why OneBeacon,” he said the world of specialty insurance sounded interesting, and after speaking with our recruiters at his school’s career fair it seemed like a great fit! While he had plans to travel abroad earlier this year with his school, it was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic. Japan was on the list of attending countries, but he still plans to get there someday!
Please also welcome Sam Kuennen! Sam is an Actuarial intern out of the Plymouth office, and is from Alexandria, MN. He joins us from the University of St. Thomas and is in the Actuarial Sciences program. Sam not only hopes to gain experience through working on meaningful projects, but he’s looking forward to making connections with fellow interns and colleagues. What attracted him to OneBeacon was the people and our culture. He appreciated the thoughtfulness of the interview process, and knew the company employs expert individuals who excel in what they do. He’s happy to be part of the OneBeacon community, and an organization that values its people. Recently, Sam listened to the audiobook “Can’t Hurt Me” by David Goggins. He also shared a fun fact with us- he can spin a basketball on his finger while doing a backwards somersault. Talk about talent!
This week we’re welcoming back past interns that are now joining us full time! Please welcome back Caroline Palen and Geoff Cooper.
Caroline is an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Shoreview, MN. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire with a degree in actuarial sciences. She’s looking forward to learning more about OneBeacon’s different business units, and is excited to work with the actuarial group again. With an interest in P&C insurance, Caroline chose OneBeacon for its opportunistic environment where she can gain experience not only in actuarial experiences, but work directly with our various businesses. When asked if she could go anywhere in the world, she said she would go Bergen, Norway to visit her best friend and family. She also competed in sprint kayaking for three years in high school before becoming an avid runner, and her team had the opportunity to travel to competitions in Georgia, San Diego and Canada. If shipwrecked on a deserted island, she would bring her French press and an endless supply of coffee, as well as her running shoes.
Geoff Cooper is also an Actuarial Trainee out of the Plymouth office, and is from Hopkins, MN. Geoff graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a degree in actuarial sciences. He’s looking forward to developing his actuarial and analytical skills, in addition to growing his relationships with his colleagues. During Geoff’s internship last year, he appreciated the one-on-one training from his colleagues and managers, despite how busy they were. Like Caroline, he too has an interest in the P&C industry, and knows that OneBeacon is a great fit for him. He recently read The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien, and enjoyed winding down every evening and reading a different short story. A fun fact about Geoff is that he has dual citizenship in the U.S. and Australia.
Welcome back Caroline and Geoff! We’re excited to have you.
Please join us in welcoming Matthew McCormick! Matthew is a Business Development intern out of the Blue Bell office, and is from Horsham PA. He is a rising senior at the University of South Carolina, and is majoring in Risk Management and Insurance and Finance. During his time at OneBeacon, he hopes to not only gain more knowledge and perspective of the insurance industry, but to also learn more about the many roles of business development, whether it be underwriting or brokerage. He also hopes to further develop his professional brand and skill set. When asked “Why OneBeacon?” Matthew said he was attracted to OneBeacon for our expertise and professionalism in their extensive range of business segments from Financial Services and Entertainment, to Ocean Marine. Alongside that, he appreciates our company’s strong core values and principles. If he could go anywhere in the world, he’d travel to Ireland to indulge in the culture, as well as the fantastic golf courses they have to offer.
Please also welcome Ryan Holly! Ryan is an IT intern out of our Canton, MA office and is working remote from his hometown of Green Bay, WI. He’s a Computer Science major at the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and is looking forward to gaining experience in our IT department. Not only is he looking forward to sharpening his skill set, but he’s also interested in learning more about our specialty products and the industries we serve. If Ryan could go anywhere in the world, he would travel to Europe to visit Sweden, England and Germany. To keep himself occupied during his free time, he’s currently watching Better Call Saul. He may live in Green Bay, but he’s a Minnesota Vikings fan…and he blames his dad for that.
Please join us in welcoming Bennett Sell! Bennett is an actuarial intern out of the Plymouth office, and is from Stillwater, Minnesota. He attends the University of Minnesota Duluth and studies actuarial sciences. When asked “Why OneBeacon?” he said he’s drawn to the company because of the smaller work environment, welcoming colleagues and the unique insurance products. He’s looking forward to furthering his actuarial skills and building strong relationships. If he could go anywhere in the world, he’d travel to New Zealand for its surfing and wildlife. One of Bennett’s special talents is being blessed with the perfect pitch, meaning he can tell you which music note/chord is playing just by listening.
Please also welcome Liam Jackson! Liam is an IT intern out of our Salem office. He is from Roanoke, Virginia and attends Liberty College. He was attracted to OneBeacon for its image and the opportunity to be a part of a team. He’s hoping to gain both experience in the computer science field, and a greater understanding of what a positive office culture looks like (now virtual of course!). If he could go anywhere in the world, it would be Poland because of the abundance of culture and history. If Liam had to be shipwrecked with two items, it would be a soccer ball for activity, and a book (most likely the full Lord of the Rings set).
We’re excited to have our interns join us remotely this summer. To get to know them better, we’re kicking off our second annual summer spotlight series introducing each of them with some fun facts, and what they’re looking forward to most this summer!
Please join us in welcoming Katie Long! Katie is an underwriting intern out of the Chicago office, who will be working with the Management Liability team. Katie is from Glen Ellyn, Illinois and attends Illinois Wesleyan University. Katie is eager to get hands-on experience that she can apply to both her education and post college career. She’s interested in pursuing a career in the insurance industry, and hopes to learn as much as she can this summer about underwriting, as well as make connections at OneBeacon. Outside of coursework, Katie’s hobbies are singing and playing the piano. She’s still very involved in music on campus and at home. If she could travel anywhere in the world, she would want to go to Spain. When asked what television show she last watched, she said Big Little Lies on HBO, and would highly recommend for anyone who has not seen it.
Please also welcome back Jacob Pawlowski! Jacob is an actuarial intern out of the Plymouth office, and it will be his second summer joining us. He will be a senior at Minnesota State University Moorhead, studying Actuarial Science and Criminal Justice. He’s eager to return to OneBeacon because of our company’s size, the people and the expertise we have in various industries. He’s also looking forward to learning more about the Government Risks business, and looks forward to continuing to build relationships with employees. Jacob’s hobbies include backpacking, camping and snowmobiling, as well as playing the bass, guitar, tuba and trombone.