CCI met with alumni Adam Sobek ’88, a geography major who is the director of Geospatial at Travelers. As a means to get your foot in the door into a meaningful management leadership post-graduate rotational program (the Business Intelligence & Geospatial (BIG) Development Program), he encourages Middlebury students to think about their paid summer internships in this sector prior to graduation:
Looking for robust experience in cutting-edge mapping and analytics projects in the field of geospatial? Interested in first-hand business experience and valuable on-the-job training? Travelers is looking to fill their Geospatial intern class for the summer of 2019. The successful candidate will assist on an innovative geospatial collaborative Property & Casualty insurance initiative. Candidates should have proficiency with basic GIS concepts for data downloading, review, and compiling, metadata creation and editing, as well as spatial analysis to generate new data sets.
How can students interface with Geospatial at Travelers?
This position will provide exposure to a wide variety of GIS datasets, offering a unique experience to work hands on with experienced analytical team members to see the GIS data put into action. In addition to some great work experiences, the Business Intelligence & Geospatial program office will assign a Mentor, Peer Advisor, a summer training curriculum that focuses on business acumen, technical skills, as well; as exposure to leadership and transition from school to the workplace. In additional to enterprise events for over 300 Travelers interns, there will be a number of summer programming for the Business Intelligence & Analytic (BI&A) community interns including a speaker series, workshops, presentations, and networking events.
This 10-12 week paid position is expected to begin on June 2019. The deadline on Handshake closes on Friday, January 7th. Learn more about it and apply here.