Economics and political science double major Kevin Kruszewski ’21 landed a position as a Third Party Administrator Financial Intern this summer with Global Atlantic Financial Group, based in Hartford, Conn. Working remotely for one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry, Kruszewski says the experience peaked his interest in material he learned about in the classroom.
In the position, Kruszewski tracked and verified operating expenses between Global Atlantic and its third party administrators to ensure compliance to contract requirements. He reviewed invoices, produced reports on budgeted vs. actual expenses and conducted forecasts. He says his responsibilities were heavily centered around working in Excel and using data analytics to draw conclusions about the data set, and related to forecasting where he used analytical techniques to draw conclusions about the future
“This position was a great fit for me. It really peaked my interests in certain things I learned in my “Econometrics” class where I had to work on a semester-long project analyzing data on home prices,” he says. “Data analysis was exactly what I did as a TPA Financial Intern for Global Atlantic. I accounted for Cost of Living Increases in policy unit prices and TPA project spends among other tasks. I also worked on forecasting two expense models out to 2025, learning various techniques in how to be the most accurate.”
Kruszewski was also pleased with the company’s supportive working environment. “I found that everyone that I collaborated with was open and helpful. From top to bottom, any employee can talk with anyone in the company of 1,200 employees.”
“While at Global Atlantic, I aimed to enhance my Excel skills, expand my network and get to know an office environment (even if it was a virtual one). Each one of these goals was achieved. I could not have asked for a better company to intern for this summer.”
On campus, Kruszewski has served as an Orientation Mentor twice, is on the Club Frisbee team, and has participated in countless intramurals.