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American Family seeks summer interns – learn more at live, virtual event

Hear more from intern-turned-employee about her journey as a woman in tech

American Family Insurance will host a free, virtual event on Wednesday, October 26, for college students interested in applying for Summer 2023 internships. The webinar will feature Jennifer Dehler, application development engineer, who will also share her tips for those interested in pursuing a career in technology.

While majoring in computer science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dehler gained work experience, networked with other technology professionals and founded a student organization, all of which set her up for success when it came time to apply for internships. She remembered a pivotal moment in her college career, attending a women-in-tech focused Grace Hopper Conference with her classmates.

Jennifer Dehler “It was awesome to go to a conference made for women in STEM and see them come together to talk about what they love to do,” said Dehler. “Our university sponsored a group of women attending the conference. While at the conference I networked with recruiters who told me to make a LinkedIn, and from there a recruiter from American Family reached out to me.”

Dehler went on to accept a role as an information technology intern in the claims area at American Family, where she learned valuable skills. The next summer, she accepted another internship at the company, working as an application development engineer intern. During her internships, she worked as a student ambassador for American Family and competed in the Light the Hoan Intern Challenge along with her fellow interns.

“My advice to incoming interns and young professionals is to be your authentic self, try new things and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone,” said Dehler. “My commitment to these things helped me gain new experiences and bond with my colleagues.”

Dehler will share her experience, tips and tricks for securing a summer internship in a science, technology, engineering and math field during the webinar.

Event details and registration

Women In Tech: From Intern to full-time at American Family Insurance with Jennifer Dehler

Wednesday, October 26, 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. CDT

Hear from former American Family intern, Jennifer Dehler, about her journey from to a full-time Application Development Engineer. Jennifer will share her story and provide more information on how you can become an intern for Summer 2023.

Register through Handshake.

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About the American Family Insurance group  
Based in Madison, Wisconsin, American Family Insurance has been serving customers since 1927. We inspire, protect and restore dreams through our insurance products, exceptional service from our agency owners and employees, community investment and creative partnerships to address societal challenges. We act on our belief in diversity and inclusion by constantly evolving to meet customer needs and preferences. American Family Insurance group is the nation’s 13th-largest property/casualty insurance group, ranking No. 251 on the Fortune 500 list. The group sells American Family-brand products, primarily through exclusive agency owners in 19 states. The American Family Insurance group also includes CONNECT, powered by American Family Insurance, The GeneralHomesite and Main Street America Insurance. Across these companies the group has more than 13,500 employees nationwide.