CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 22, 2001
UI Career Center recognizes AEGON as top intern employer
IOWA CITY, Iowa The AEGON Insurance Group has been recognized as
the top intern employer by the University of Iowa Career Center. The award
recognizes employers who provide consistently excellent internship opportunities
for UI students. The Cedar Rapids insurance and financial services group was
selected among nearly 800 businesses in the program.
"AEGON has provided a variety of interesting and meaningful internship
UI students for many years," said Jane Schildroth, director of the Career
Center. "AEGON is a global organization that offers interns resume building
experience in insurance, finance and technology."
In recognizing AEGON, the Career Center looked at criteria including learning
opportunity, evaluation of progress and development of the intern, communication
with the Career Center and the intern, and the ability to fulfill the university's
mission to provide quality learning opportunities for interns.
AEGON sponsors internship positions throughout the year in areas such as
accounting, finance, investments, information technology, real estate, employee
benefits, marketing, graphic arts and technical writing. The program also
features lunchtime learning sessions and social outings for fun.
Schildroth commended Julie Johnson of AEGON's Cedar Rapids campus, who coordinates
the internship process for AEGON. Johnson communicates with the Career Center
to list the available internships, verifies that students are registered,
and works with Career Center staff and interns to ensure a positive, rewarding
"Our program is designed to provide interns with experiences they can
take back to the classroom," says Johnson. "University of Iowa students
are curious, knowledgeable and eager to contribute. They are a tremendous
addition to our program."
The AEGON Insurance Group is one of the world's leading insurance and financial
services organizations, specializing in life insurance, pensions and related
investment products. With 2,300 employees, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, has grown to
be AEGON's largest operating location in the U.S. and is home to five divisions
and the corporate data center. For more information about AEGON, contact the
corporate website at http://www.aegon.com, or http://www.aegonins.com
to learn more about U.S. operations and available internship opportunities
in Cedar Rapids.
For more information about internships and all other services available through
the University of Iowa Career Center, visit its web site at http://www.careers.uiowa.edu
or call (319) 335-1023.