What is the Intern Blog?

Welcome to the 2020 virtual intern blog! This blog is a collection of articles containing experiences, insight, and advice from Mercer interns. Traditionally, this blog is used as a space for Mercer summer interns to share their experiences working in Mercer offices throughout the nation. This year, however, the Mercer summer internship program was cancelled due to the continuing spread of COVID-19. In its place, Marsh & McLennan is providing a virtual summer learning experience. Several participants of this program have offered to keep the Mercer campus blog alive by sharing their experiences being in the virtual workforce and adapting to life amidst a rapidly changing world. 

Who are we? 

Our team consists of eight college students currently located across the United States. All of us come from different backgrounds and universities, but are united under the common passions of writing, providing insight to others, and supporting an organization we believe in. We are incredibly excited to share a bit about ourselves and give real, honest advice to college students just like you! 

What is our goal for this summer? 

If you’ve stumbled across this blog, you are likely a college student who has recently entered the exciting (and terrifying) world of the internship or employment search process. You are also likely considering Mercer as your next career move; our goal is to answer your burning questions and convince you you’re making the right choice. Though we don’t have experience in a Mercer office, we have all been through the internship recruitment process and are currently immersing ourselves in the Mercer community. This blog will certainly look a bit different than past years, but we are still excited to bring you content regarding the following topics: 

  • Intern experiences adapting to life during COVID-19 
  • Mercer’s efforts and involvements in the Black Lives Matter movement 
  • Newly found free time and creative projects
  • Advice on landing an offer at Mercer
  • The day-to-day life of Mercer employees
  • Consulting industry trends and how they’re changing
  • Extracurricular involvements and how they translate to workplace performance 
  • Insights and skills acquired in the Marsh & McLennan virtual learning experience 

And more!

We’d like to thank you all for reading our content and coming along this journey with us. We’re so excited for the opportunity to align ourselves with Mercer’s values and offer you a glimpse of what Mercer is about. Good luck, and happy reading! 

About the Author: Anna Sorensen is a rising senior at Vanderbilt University studying Human and Organizational Development and minoring in Business. In her free time, she loves trying new restaurants in Nashville with friends, watching movies with her roommates, and competing on her school’s Model United Nations team. 

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