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Policy Management Major Jobs 2019

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Harry Gill

Major: policy management
Hometown: Avon Connecticut
Employer: The Hartford
Job title: underwriter

Job Responsibilities

New business and renewal underwriter for small commercial business, dealing with worker's compensation, general liability and building.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

It has given me a variety of classes to build a general knowledge base, as well as prepared me for life on my own.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Being able to live independently and take my life and career into my own hands.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Studying abroad was my defining moment. I was able to immerse myself in a new and difficult situation, as well as broaden my cultural knowledge.

Internship Experience

Underwriter, The Hartford.

 

 

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Isabelle Smith

Major: policy management
Certificate: health studies
Hometown: Groton, Massachusetts
Employer: Boston Children's Hospital
Job title: administrative associate II (Division of Newborn Medicine)

Job Responsibilities

  • Administrative support to division manager and medical director.
  • Day to day oversight of operations within the division.
  • Coordinate, organize and maintain monthly schedules for attending physicians.
  • Coordinate seminars and conferences within the division.
  • Complete and maintain submissions to Institutional Review Board.
  • Serve as an administrative resource in the NICU, its staff and its families.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has exposed me to a variety of rigorous and diverse courses that have taught me to be a more engaged learner. I have learned to think critically and analyze complex problems, build strong arguments and work alongside a diverse group of peers and professors. Through coursework, internships, extracurriculars and my abroad experience, I have been granted opportunities to gain real world experience and have been exposed to the material first hand. These opportunities have also challenged me to think about viewing the world through both a global perspective and a sustainable mindset. The skills that I have learned at Dickinson I anticipate using in both future careers and as an engaged citizen of the world.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am thrilled to be starting my career not only in an area that has always been of interest to me but in a hospital that is leading in its field. I am excited to be able to apply all of the skills that I have learned throughout my time at Dickinson to a position where I can both learn and grow as a young professional. I cannot wait to see where my path takes me after that!

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

One of the highlights of my time at Dickinson has been working with the Office of Admissions as a tour guide. By giving weekly tours to prospective students and their families, I have been able to share my experience at Dickinson. By telling the story of our school and how I made it my own, I am frequently reminded about all of the opportunities that Dickinson has provided me and what makes Dickinson truly unique. Another highlight of my Dickinson experience was studying abroad in Brisbane, Australia, for almost five months. I was able to be fully immersed into the culture by living with 225 Australians and experiencing an entirely new education system. I was also able to do a significant amount of traveling, which allowed me to be independent and experience new traditions, cultures and ways of living.

Internship Experience

Dickinson College Center for Sustainability Education, engagement intern – Carlisle
Coordinate annual campus-wide energy reduction competition. Create sustainability campaigns and events for the energy challenge. Recruit and engage new volunteers. Assist with running workshops and meetings.
   
Wellmore Behavioral Health, extern – Waterbury, Conn.
Met with program directors to discuss work in the mental health field and in non-profit management. Attended group therapy sessions. Toured in-patient and out-patient facilities.
   
Carlisle Regional Medical Center, human resource intern – Carlisle
Worked closely with director of the Human Resource Department: maintained up-to-date personnel files and attended management trainings. Created prospective employee application files, read applications to determine qualification standards and conducted phone interviews with prospective employees. Assisted with new hire programming.
   
Lowell General Hospital, administrative intern – Lowell, Mass.
Shadowed chief operating officer and directors of Emergency & Urgent Care, Child & Maternal Health and Volunteer & Concierge Services: Joined management and leadership trainings. Attended meetings regarding policy changes.

 
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Declan Wasp

Major: policy management
Hometown: Port Washington, New York
Employer: Nasdaq
Job title: marketing consultant

Job Responsibilities

On a day-to-day basis, I support the product marketing team. There are four major branches of this business; Investor Relations, Board and Leadership, Listings and Bwise. I interned for Nasdaq last summer and was asked to come back during the year to support the team. Over the last year, I have had the opportunity to work 10 hours a week during the school year to support the team.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

The liberal arts education of Dickinson has strongly prepared me for life after graduation. The small class size of Dickinson challenges its students to fully engage in class room discussions and become a leader in that sense. Additionally, with the wide array of class offerings, my interests have grown tremendously over the last four years.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Applying what I have learned here to a real-world setting.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Winning a Centennial Conference championship on the men's lacrosse team.

Internship Experience

Nasdaq, marketing intern, New York City. As previously mentioned, I had the opportunity to intern at Nasdaq last summer to support the product marketing team. I worked closely with the marketing team at Nasdaq. For example, we market Nasdaq's various technology platforms to potential clients and pass those targeted clients to the sales team. Also, to further extend Nasdaq's brand name throughout the world, I worked with the marketing team to post social media content on Nasdaq's pages such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, at least once a week, we traveled to the uptown office in Times Square and interviewed various members of the financial community and provide content to Nasdaq's website.

 

 

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Caitlin Healy

Major: policy managment
Hometown: Middletown, Rhode Island
Employer: TripAdvisor
Job title: public relations and communications intern

John Lockwood

Major: policy management
Hometown: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Employer: Bank of America
Job title: financial solutions advisor

Job Responsibilities

Working in a financial center to learn all of the core banking skills, then transitioning to a full-time advisor.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

With Dickinson being a liberal arts school, it has helped me to be able to connect with people that are outside of my circle, which I believe will be very beneficial in life as a financial advisor.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I'm excited to get out into the real world and be independent.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Being a member of so many great classes.

Internship Experience

I worked for Morgan Stanley last summer in Birmingham, Mich. It was a great experience as I was able to work on a wealth management team under an experienced financial advisor.

Ward Van de Water

Major: policy management
Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia
Employer: Carlyle Group
Job title: investor relations analyst

Job Responsibilities

Assisting to integrate communication, securities law compliance and finance between corporate leaders and investors.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Time management, organization, balance between work and fun and independence.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Starting a life in a new city, financial independence and a next chapter of my life.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Mens varsity soccer, Italian and friendships made.

Internship Experience

Sophomore year: PATH Foundation, Warrenton, Va.

Led a team in designing and implementing an innovative community- focused pilot program to provide greater pedestrian access and traffic calming. Coordinated outreach to local stakeholders including business community, public policymakers and town residents.

Junior year: Thales Group, Rome, Italy.

Assigned to support the air operations business director. Assisted with customer relations and legal document preparation and review.

Senior year: American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), Washington, D.C.

Assistant in the Innovation Accelerator division, focusing on start-up initiatives and revenue stream development. Provided administrative support at the annual Aviation Issues Conference (2017, 2018, 2019).

Sarah Mazer

Majors: economics, policy management
Hometown: Reisterstown, Maryland
Employer: Ernst & Young
Job title: national advisory staff

Job Responsibilities

I recently joined Ernst & Young (EY) as a member of the business advisory program, which is a two- to three-year development program in the advisory practice. I am currently working with a client in the hospitality industry alongside our Performance Improvement-Finance practice. I look forward to gaining a wide array of skills and experiences on this engagement and throughout my time at EY.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Forming lifelong connections, study abroad and taking courses in new departments.

Internship Experience

U.S. Army War College Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute (Carlisle), Wells Fargo (Charlotte, N.C.), Macro Center for Political Economics (Tel Aviv, Israel) and DIS student blogger (Copenhagen, Denmark).

Harrison Brown

Major: policy management
Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
Employer: Employee Navigator
Job title: business sales representative

Job Responsibilities

Build client relationships.

Angie Bower

Major: policy management
Hometown: Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Employer: Dickinson College
Job title: executive assistant

Job Responsibilities

Daily office management to ensure efficient and effective time management of numerous projects and deadlines. Analyzing best practices for policies, procedures and strategic priorities.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

I am an adult student who has worked full-time while pursuing my degree. The benefit of receiving my degree has enabled me to advance my critical thinking skills, understand how to perform research and improve my writing skills. These skills have not only enabled me to continue to grow professionally but have allowed me to see that personal growth is a continuum that never ends as long as we are willing to engage in subject matter that is outside of our current knowledge. I feel that I am prepared to take on jobs within many fields outside of my current position because of the confidence that gaining these skills has instilled within me.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

The freedom that having a bachelor's degree allows you when you are looking to transition between careers.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Some of my defining moments are really getting to know students better through the classes required for my major. Foundations, 301 and 401. Also, the class that I took on Russian history earlier in my college career. I was scared to death to write, and Professor Karl Qualls spent more than the usual amount of time with me to work on improving my research skills. He also suggested narrowing my focus to improve the quality of my research. He enabled me to break through a mental barrier to writing research papers that I just couldn't achieve on my own in my previous classes.

Internship Experience

I analyzed the current campus policy manual for Dickinson College to incorporate diversity & inclusivity throughout our policies to align with current best practices. I prioritized institutional goals and made suggestions for improving any policies that needed to be strengthened or created. I submitted a comprehensive recommendation and created a spreadsheet that tracked all necessary revisions to individual policies, not just the ones that needed to be revised to meet our diversity & inclusivity initiatives.

Amelia Hallock

Major: policy management
Hometown: New York City
Employer: The Atlantic Group
Job title: researcher

Job Responsibilities

I will help companies recruit people to fill corporate and administrative positions, such as an executive assistant.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

Dickinson has helped me to define a really strong work ethic that will help me succeed in a professional setting. Classes helped me research, analyze, think critically, manage my time well and consider other people's opinions. Dickinson also helped me feel more comfortable speaking in front of others and not being scared to share what I'm thinking.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

Working.

Internship Experience

I interned at American Jewish World Service, a nonprofit dedicated to helping grassroots organizations in Africa, Asia and South America with issues relating to sexual health and rights, civil rights, land water and climate, as well as natural disasters. I interned in the sexual health and rights as well as international advocacy programs.

Billy Burger

Major: policy management
Hometown: York, Pennsylvania
Employer: uFinancial Group
Job title: financial advisor

Job Responsibilities

With a broad portfolio of insurance and investment products and programs available, I will be able to offer clients solutions to help them achieve their financial goals and provide security for their families. I will help people make the right financial decisions to meet their needs by implementing flexible, customized financial strategies so they can have the peace of mind knowing they’ve taken steps to protect their plans for today and tomorrow.

How has Dickinson prepared you for life after graduation?

By taking a wide variety of classes, I feel confident that I can handle any task or situation put in front of me.

What are you most anticipating about your career or postgraduate pursuits?

I am very excited to make more connections and develop those relationships to expand my network.

What are some of the defining moments of your Dickinson experience?

Playing collegiate football.

Internship Experience

I interned for Senecal IT Solutions in York, Pennsylvania, where I was responsible for creating a new policy manual for the company. I also helped in maintaining and meeting existing and new clientele, as well as creating an understanding for the importance of business relationships.

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Published April 5, 2019