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Meredith Hilgeman

Meredith Hilgeman

CIGNA Behavioral Health

Analytics Business Project Specialist

Personal Information

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School: University of Minnesota

Major: Entrepreneurial Management and Finance

Years at College Works: 2012

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: CIGNA Behavioral Health

Title: Analytics Business Project Specialist

Industry: Healthcare

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

In this position I work with the analytics and quality team participating in a variety of projects. We work with creating and maintaining models to determine staffing decisions, developing tools to support quality efforts for other departments throughout Cigna, and other projects that come to our attention. Throughout this experience I have grown my skills and abilities in the following areas: Project Management Analytical Thinking Process and Program Analysis Corporate Professionalism/Office Setting Workplace Relationships

CWP Career Impact

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Throughout my experience with College Works Painting I have learned more than I would in any other internship setting. Usual internships are full of paperwork, uncomfortable clothes, and disgruntled people. While at some point during the summer I did deal with disgruntled employees and clients, no other internship would have taught me how to effectively handle and resolve such situations.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

Throughout the training and support come everlasting connections and relationships that will hold useful to one in the future.

Advice

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

I would recommend an internship with College Works Painting to anybody who is willing to put forth the effort needed to develop themselves as a business professional, leader, manager, and human being. There is no better rewarding experience.