Each year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) seeks top talent on college campuses across the state. This spring, the BCBSNE recruitment team will attend three career fairs in Nebraska to meet future members of Team Blue.

Interested students are invited to stop by BCBSNE’s table to talk with recruiters and learn more about the company’s internship program at the following fairs:

Creighton University
Feb. 18, 2022 | Noon – 3 p.m.
Harper Center Ballroom

University of Nebraska at Omaha
Feb. 22, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Scott Conference Center

University of Nebraska at Lincoln
March 3, 2022 | 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Virtual Event

Real world experiences
BCBSNE interns aren’t just fetching coffee or making copies, they’re gaining valuable skills to build a healthy career. As integral parts of their respective departments, interns gain training and exposure to the business through meaningful work. From working on a program-long project with the rest of the intern class, to meeting regularly with a mentor to help guide them along their journey, the BCBSNE internship program is designed to grow skillsets and provide relevant experiences.

“My internship has given me the opportunity to step outside of my comfort zone and take on great responsibility,” said Mary Kate Phelan, communications intern. “While mistakes have been made along the way, this experience has provided me with a new sense of confidence and professionalism. I am beyond grateful to be a part of Team Blue!”

Personal growth
In addition to department work, interns participate in a variety of workshops to learn about the company’s culture and ways to get involved, like joining one of the six employee resource groups (ERGs) and volunteering in the community alongside fellow coworkers. Interns are encouraged to take advantage of the many different opportunities to grow both personally and professionally at BCBSNE.

Grace Dickas, a former intern turned full-time actuarial analyst, said the company’s internship program gave her the opportunity to contribute meaningfully.

“I was convinced that I would be challenged and supported at BCBSNE as a full-time employee,” said Dickas. “I didn’t want to work anywhere else but here! After two years of getting to familiarize myself with the data and systems as an intern, my transition into a full-time role was easy. Since I already knew most of my coworkers, I never felt like I was the ‘new person’ on the team, and I was comfortable reaching out when I had questions.”

Work-life balance
When employees are balanced and happy, they are more productive, take fewer sick days and are more likely to stay in their jobs. BCBSNE goes the extra mile to make sure employees have the necessary resources and support to excel at work and at home. This includes several different hybrid and remote work options, allowing interns more flexibility and the option to choose an environment that is best for them.

“It’s our ultimate goal to make BCBSNE a great place to work,” said Tina Herman, manager of talent acquisition at BCBSNE. “Our people are the most valuable part of our business, and we are dedicated to hiring and retaining diverse talent and creating opportunities for every BCBSNE employee to succeed.”

For more information on internships at BCBSNE, visit NebraskaBlue.com/Careers/Internships.

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