My name is Katie Cox and I am from Lakeville, MA. I am currently an undergraduate student at Elon University in North Carolina. As a rising senior majoring in Strategic Communications and minoring in Business Administration, I started thinking about what kind of career I want to pursue after college. This summer I worked as the Business Development Intern at RogersGray in Kingston, MA. When looking for an internship, I knew I wanted something that paired well with my major, but I was also interested in the insurance industry. This position was the perfect mix of those two things, showing me how they could be combined in a professional setting.
Throughout my time at RogersGray, I had the opportunity to work closely with the marketing department. This was an exciting summer to work in marketing because the agency was going through the rebranding process. Along with getting to help with some parts of the rebrand, I was able to work on client newsletters, a personal lines advertising campaign, a webpage and social media campaign. I loved how I could apply many of the skills I learned at school directly to my work at RogersGray. I also enjoyed how I was able to learn more about the insurance industry by creating content directed at the clients, informing them about important insurance needs.
One of my favorite things about RogersGray was the way teamwork and collaboration were continuously encouraged within the company. All the way from the interns to upper management, staff members were willing to help others on projects and provide additional perspectives. Being part of a company that works cohesively was a great experience as it exemplified how each position was valued and important to the agency’s overall success. I think this aspect really helped maintain a positive work environment and is something I will continue to look for in future jobs.
My best advice for students looking for a summer internship is to keep an open mind and apply to many different ones. The first internship you get might not be exactly what you pictured, but each experience can teach you different transferable skills to help your professional development. Overall, I really enjoyed my time at RG. It taught me how to use the skills I learned in the classroom in the workplace, new skills I gained from being in a professional setting, more about the insurance industry and what kind of work environment I enjoy working in. This internship was a great leaning experience that reaffirmed my interests in both marketing and insurance.