• Jack Seibert

    Jack Seibert

    Senior
    Minneapolis, MN
    Computer Information Systems

    Jack's Bio:
    Hey Saints, my name is Jack Seibert. I am from Minneapolis, MN and am a senior CIS student concentrating in software development. Here is where you can follow me as I write about my experiences at CSS and about college life in Duluth.

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Summer Internship Experience

This summer, I spent my time interning at Securian Financial in downtown St. Paul as an application developer intern. I found this experience to be very valuable and rewarding as I am about to enter my final semester of college and begin the job search for after graduation. I thought I would share a few highlights from my experience working at Securian as well as how being a CIS major helped me not only get this internship opportunity, but helped me prepare for it, as well.
I initially found out about Securian through some of my CIS professors. They mentioned to my classmates and I who were actively seeking internships that students at Scholastica have had good luck in the past when applying with Securian. It is also the name of one of our computer labs where nearly all of my classes are. I then attended a job fair in Minneapolis last spring and talked with Securian recruiters who encouraged me to apply. During the interview process, I was able to point out a large handful of skills I have learned at Scholastica that Securian uses such as Java (the company uses primarily Java), version control with GitHub, SQL, and a variety of other development tools that Scholastica introduced me to, that helped me get a job offer.
As an application developer intern at Securian, I worked on a variety of projects throughout the summer. As a member of an agile development team (Scholastica also introduced me to the basics of agile development), I participated in the team’s sprint work and worked on the same tasks that the full time team members were working on. Some of these projects included rebranding illustrations for the advisors with the company’s new brand standards, updating the User Interface for the Securian Advisor website, adding in new products to the UI, and configuring XML files to map to an external party using Java. A lot of projects I completed involved heavy paired programming and communication among team members in order for it to get done efficiently.
The intern program as a whole was a great experience as we were able to participate in a number of intern events. We got to go to a St. Paul Saints game during work one day, we went on a river boat cruise, went bowling, and went to a game show battle room, in addition to a number of intern happy hours and various other networking events throughout the summer. I was able to gain a ton of valuable experience working in a professional setting and working on a real world application that affects thousands of people every day. Securian hires a large group of interns each summer in multiple different disciplines including app development, human resources, finance, business management, business analytics, digital media, and actuarial among others. If you are looking for a good opportunity to build your resume and gain real world experience, I would recommend keeping Securian in mind during your search. They will be starting their recruiting for next summer’s interns this fall.

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