Aon to Sponsor NY Howard University Summer Intern Event

Aon announced that it is joining a number of New York area insurance and consulting firms that have teamed up with Howard University to sponsor a special summer intern program designed to encourage highly qualified students to enter the insurance and consulting professions.

“Howard University’s Summer Intern School — presented annually by the Center for Insurance Education of the Howard University School of Business (Washington D.C.). — will take place in New York City from Sunday, May 11 through Friday, May 16,” said the announcement. “Aon will host about 60 Howard students for the afternoon on Wednesday, May 14, beginning at 12 p.m. at the Hotel Pennsylvania, 401 7th Ave. & 33rd St.”

The meeting will hear from Al Diamond, chairman of Aon Risk Services in New York and Janis Robinson, Aon’s director of diversity. The theme of the day will be a case study on “The Effect of the Insurance Industry on the Global Business Marketplace.” The study will review some of the larger issues affecting the insurance industry today, from premium increases to asbestos to government legislation.

“The Summer Intern School has conducted this annual weeklong event for more than 20 years. The program is designed for outstanding students interested in learning more about insurance and retirement consulting from industry professionals,” said Aon. “Each year, Howard University identifies a major American city with an insurance and retirement industry presence to host the Summer Intern School. There will be approximately 60 students participating this year.”

It noted that other sponsors include The Allstate Corporation, California State Automobile Association, The Chubb Corporation, Dreyfus Corporation, The Hartford Financial Services Group, Housing Authority Insurance Group, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Liberty Mutual, Mercer Human Resource Consulting, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, Nationwide, New York Life Insurance Company, The Principal Financial Group, State Farm Insurance, and Travelers Property Casualty.