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UnitedHealth Group

Software Engineering and UX/UI Design Intern

May - August 2017 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

This internship offered a great balance between structure and freedom to be self-directed. Teams of interns were given challenges to solve in the healthcare industry, and each team was able to decide how to organize itself and how to address the challenge.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more built-in opportunities to interact with full-time employees and their teams.

Advice

Take some time away from your own project to see what other teams are doing. You'll learn a lot from how others tackle problems. Often some of the best ideas that can impact your project will come from someone outside your team.
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Technology Development Program Intern

May - August 2018 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

Flexibilty on project topic, the ability to see and interact with other intern teams, enjoyable hours, incredible opportunity to work on meaningful projects

What I wish was different

The office feels smaller as it is not a HQ

Advice

Don't ever be afraid to ask for help; everyone is around because they want to help you learn. The entire experience is amazing.
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Technology Development Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I had the chance to learn new technologies & Agile practices. I had direct contact with some of the users for my project, and my code will actually be used. All of the people I met at Optum were helpful & willing to give advice. I lived far away from the office, but Optum provided housing for interns that didn't live within a certain distance.

What I wish was different

Nothing! This was a wonderful internship.

Advice

Meet with as many full-timers as you can. As an intern with TDP, you work with other interns on a project. You do have a manager, business coach, and tech coach, but it was really helpful to meet people from other teams in order to get a better feel for the company. Most people were totally willing to meet for coffee!
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Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

Young company culture.

What I wish was different

Longer internship duration with the option to work more than 40 hours a week.

Advice

Always volunteer to try new things/accept new projects...even if you have no idea what you’re doing.
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Actuarial Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Duluth, GA

What I liked

The people, The culture of the company, My exposure to different and interesting projects

What I wish was different

Personally nothing. That was a great experience

Advice

Learn excel, VBA, SAS. improve your technical skills
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Data Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The company had great culture and the project that was given to me was perfect for me.

What I wish was different

It would've been even more efficient if the interns could receive information beforehand as to what they would be working on as well as what software language/ API's would be used throughout the course of the internship.

Advice

Be available and receptive to put in work outside the office if you want to succeed in any workplace. In order to contribute to the project, you need to have a good idea as to what you are working on and at the same time do not expect everything that you encounter to be something you are familiar with already. Most of all enjoy the process and network well among your co-workers and managers and build a solid foundation.
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Technology Development Program Intern

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great environment, a lot of help, a lot of freedom on how to tackle problems, very professional. I learned a lot. There were fun intern events.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help and meet new people
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Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

I liked the internship program as a whole, they had fun activities and got us all involved. I also liked the work and the mission of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've been there longer!

Advice

My advice for anyone interning here in the future is to network a lot and learn as much as you can while you are there.
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Actuarial Intern

June - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I was doing work that had an impact, all of my coworkers were friendly and helpful, they went out of their way to help us interns learn and grow, and our input was valued

What I wish was different

I wish they had some work for us ready when we got there

Advice

Putting your all in every day at work shows when you have coworkers and managers that value talent
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Basking Ridge, NJ

What I liked

Great work environment and very helpful employees that will spend time with you if you have any questions or need any assistance. The program was run very effectively by Brendan Cariddi, presentations of work every following week, and there were workshops held for interns there. Daily meetings that ran Agile that were very helpful for keeping on track. Meetings with the business side that we were working for to help redefine our project to their preference.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've got my code reviewed for the two projects I worked on. It was a great learning experience for me when it came to developing my coding skills, but I was curious if I could've improved my coding skills/style.

Advice

Get ready to learn a lot, and communicate with a community of employees and interns.
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TDP Intern

June - August 2019 • Basking Ridge, NJ

What I liked

The internship was very well planned out and we always had something interesting to do.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Training Manager

November 2013 • Ontario, CA

What I liked

I enjoy working with others and implementing tools I have learned in my coursework at CSUSB to this position.

What I wish was different

None that I can think of

Advice

To apply yourself whether you are working for an unpaid internships or paid internship. Networking is important when seeking out job opportunities.
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Client Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Hartford, CT

What I liked

First off, the structure of the client management internship was phenomenal. It was the perfect mix of on-the-job experience paired with introductory training to a corporate job. They provide you the training and educational resources to understand PBM's and healthcare management. They provided the interns with mentors, executive mentors, and a weekly speaker series with upper management. The interns were provided a cohort project which we worked on for the duration of our internship and got to present our findings at headquarters in Minnesota which was an eye-opening experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been given more work, there were times when things were pretty slow. But, my manager was accommodating and worked with me to delegate additional responsibilities when there wasn't much to do.

Advice

One of the greatest benefits of working for a Fortune 5 company is the plethora of resources and opportunities that are available to you. Take full advantage through networking with as many people as you can to learn more about different career paths and job roles. During my time, I was given the opportunity to pursue my own project on the side which exposed me to the process of workstreams in a corporate setting as well as getting to work with a variety of departments.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

It was a very organized and educational workplace. I feel like I learned a lot more at a good pace over the course of three months than I have in the last two years of structured schooling.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be too worried about lacking in information from your studies. As long as you have a pretty basic foundation in CS you can and will most definitely excel in Optum's Tech Development Program.
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Actuarial Analyst Intern

June - August 2021 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

The team I was on was very welcoming and knowledgeable. Received a good introduction to what healthcare actuaries do as a whole.

What I wish was different

More in the office interaction, my internship was mostly remote.

Advice

Use this opportunity to network with as many people as possible! Optum/UnitedHealth Group is such a big company that there are so many different types of work that you can be exposed to.
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Technology Development Program Intern

June - August 2022 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great mentorship from managers, lots of opportunities for extra education and experience, real-world project, not busy work

What I wish was different

Advice

Speak up, volunteer for opportunities that make you visible to the rest of the team you work in
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Software Engineering Intern

July - December 2022 • Latham, NY

What I liked

Remote and hands-on work

What I wish was different

I wish there was a part-time option

Advice

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Healthcare Sales Intern

June - August 2022 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Great people, fantastic business environment, and awesome place to learn

What I wish was different

I wish there was more sales in the job

Advice

Be open to new experiences
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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2022 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Remote work, work-life balance, growth opportunities

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Network and have fun
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Sales Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked working with my team and getting to shadow each team member.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been in person, but due to COVID, my internship was fully online.

Advice

Always make sure that you are staying connected with the people you work with and meet.
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