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Jul 27, 2023

NYCM Internships: Meet our 2023 Interns

Each year, NYCM employees look forward to our annual internship program. The program provides summer internships for students to learn and grow, along with becoming more familiar with professionalism. Our goal is to offer new perspectives and experiences to the students, allowing them to feel like one of our everyday employees.  

Continue reading to learn more about some of our 2023 interns and what they have to say about their experience with NYCM Insurance!

Jaidyn Rose

Jaidyn is an intern in customer service and has learned that “as long as you ask questions you will get far and overcome anything.” Jaidyn is currently going to SUNY Morrisville where she majors in Agricultural Business, and will be finishing up her degree in December. Outside of being an intern, Jaidyn enjoys spending time in the fire department, playing with her puppy, and hanging out with friends and family. 

Lydia Walker

Lydia has spent her summer as an intern on our People Development team. “I have learned that having a happy environment makes the experiences that much better to learn and grow in.” Lydia is a senior at Le Moyne and is finishing her degree in Psychology. Lydia has gained a new perspective on how she can use her Psychology education, in the future. In her free time Lydia likes to run, travel, and spend time with friends and family. 

Tessa Westcott

Tessa is interning with our Customer Service team and is a Sophomore at Le Moyne. She is majoring in Communications, along with minoring in Marketing. “I have learned how to make verifying information as easy as possible, and also how to help maintain and gain the customers' trust.” Tessa enjoys reading, Pilates, and drawing in her free time. 

Erica Mumbulo

Erica is interning with our Special Investigations Unit this summer and had this to say, “I have learned how to be professional and more about a possible career path I would be interested in, if law enforcement doesn’t work out.” Erica will be a freshman at SUNY Canton and will be majoring in Forensic Criminology, minoring in Forensic Victimology. Erica hopes to become an investigator or detective in the future. Erica likes to play volleyball, go to the gym, and spend time with friends and family, along with her cat. 

Noah Lifgen

Noah is an Intern with our Product Management’s auto team. “I have learned how an insurance company like NYCM has a lot more working parts and divisions than I originally thought.” Noah studies at Bentley University, majoring in Finance and will be starting his senior year at the end of this summer. In his free time, he likes to go to the gym, play sports, and spend time with friends. 

Chloe Patrick

As an intern on Brand Management’s Public Relations team, Chloe has spent her time helping with events and writing for the NYCM Blog. “Being an Intern here at NYCM has been a great experience for me. I feel like I have learned more about professionalism and real-world things. My team makes me feel involved and treats me like I'm a full-time employee. This has been the perfect place to learn and grow for me!” Chloe is a sophomore at Roberts Wesleyan University and is majoring in Psychology with hopes to go into clinical psychology. Chloe enjoys running, going to the gym, outdoor activities, and spending time with family and friends.

Brogan Winton

Brogan is an intern on Brand Management’s Creative Team and attended TC3 to gain his associates degree in New Media. Brogan had this to say about his internship experience, “NYCM has taught me many things, most notably how a business goes about branding itself and maintaining a positive reputation, not only with customers but with the employees as well. I've also learned firsthand how much of a difference treating employees well can make!"

Preston Eaves

Preston is interning in the Property Claims department and had this to say, “I have learned a lot about what happens from the insurance side when a claim is submitted, and how to decide whether there will be coverage for losses.” Preston is a sophomore and attends Le Moyne college majoring in Business Management and Leadership/ Finance. In his free time, he likes to play basketball and spend time at the gym.

Lindsay Pierce

Lindsay interned with our Product Management team this summer and credits her time to providing future insight for her career, “I’ve learned a lot! How rate changes work, how every department interacts with each other, how the company functions, and just how data analysis goes on in my division, which is important for me because of my major.” Lindsay is going into her 4th year at Rochester Institute of Technology, majoring in Applied Mathematics. In Lindsay’s free time she likes to workout at the gym, dance, teach dance in her hometown studio, and is even the President of the Dance Team at her college. 

Ayden Olsen

Ayden is an intern in Underwriting and has gained useful insurance understanding. “I have learned that the insurance industry is much larger and more significant than I had previously thought.” Aiden attends Le Moyne College and will be graduating in 2025. Ayden is majoring in Business Management and Leadership. Outside of his internship Aiden likes to lift weights, fish, and play guitar. 

Zoe Kellogg

Zoe is an intern with our Customer Service team and appreciates the great team environment NYCM provides, saying, “I learned how great of a community NYCM is to their employees!” Zoe is a junior at St. John Fisher University and is majoring in Psychology. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends, hiking, and going to the lake.

Reid Simpson

Reid is a part of the Project Management Operational Efficiency team. “I have been able to grasp a better understanding of the terminology used within the industry along with the company itself. The OE team has done a great job with settling into the atmosphere here and always makes me feel welcomed. It has allowed me to become more comfortable with hosting meetings/process observations, and getting to know unfamiliar faces while growing a network connection. They have helped expand my current skill set, especially in the excel side of things,” says Reid. Reid is a senior at the University of Buffalo and is majoring in Marketing. Reid likes spending time with family and friends, working out, visiting new places, going outdoors, and spending time with his dog.

Jolei Powell

Jolei is an intern with our Claims Auto team. Jolei says, “I have learned in my time at NYCM that you are never done learning and to take the opportunities that come.” Jolei is a sophomore at Hilbert College and is majoring in Crime Scene Investigation. Jolei enjoys spending her free time with her two cats and loves reading. 

Emily Oliver

Emily has spent her summer as a part of the Enterprise Risk Management team. “Before coming to NYCM for the internship in the risk division, I did not realize there was a workforce risk management team and the need for it. I also did not realize how much risk there is associated with an insurance company before starting here. It has shown me how prepared the risk team and the company as a whole try to be for any risks there may be, and how well they analyze all the risks. It has taught me that there is a need for a risk department in all workforces,” she says. Emily goes to Utica University and is in her second year. Emily is majoring in Business Management and is minoring in Finance. Emily loves traveling, camping, going to concerts, kayaking, riding ATVs, and spending time with family and friends.

As the summer continues, we pride ourselves in providing the best experience possible for our interns. We appreciate the work our interns dedicate to NYCM Insurance and look forward to seeing how the experiences they’ve gained here help them with their future endeavors. Thank you for all of your dedication and hard work!