I promised myself I would be proactive during my internship with Progressive Insurance. Thus far, I believe I have held true to this promise, by acting on the opportunities presented to me. For example, I volunteered to lead a business lunchtime discussion, in which I chose an emerging business topic (IFRS vs. GAAP), reached out to potential speakers, and hosted the event.
Progressive continues to engage me in exciting ways. Last week, I participated in two Excel training classes. Excel is one of many programs I have worked with this summer, and Progressive offers a variety of courses to improve skill sets in these fields. Myself and the other interns also had a chance to hear from Progressive’s International Business Leader, who provided career advice and talked about Progressive’s expansion into Australia. We journeyed through Cleveland on Lolly the Trolley for an intern event, which showed us the impressive array of activities to do.
Living in Cleveland this summer, I have had an excellent chance to seize the moment and embrace the city. I went to downtown Cleveland with a few interns to catch a couple of Indians games at Progressive Field, and also explored the greenery of the Cleveland Metroparks, which have gorgeous trails for running. There are also a bevy of restaurants to try (I have gone to The B Spot and Granite City Food & Brewery). In addition, I have met with fellow Buckeye friends who are in the nearby area.
As I gear up for the final weeks of my internship, I aim to hold to my promise in making the most of my time at Progressive. I’ll keep in touch.