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PRSSA Match Day at Nationwide Insurance

 Written by    December 14, 2018

I toured Nationwide headquarters in downtown Columbus for PRSSA Match Day November 29. As a member of PRSSA, I signed up for Match Day and was paired with a member of PRSA, Kevin McGee. Match Day is where students are paired with a professional in their desired field and get to shadow them for a day.

Kevin is a business consulting team manager at Nationwide and oversees the Commercial Claims Continuous Improvement program as a part of change management. He taught me a great deal about claims shared services and the ways communication is vital to change management.

He gave me a tour of Nationwide and introduced me to some of his colleagues, one of whom was Marjean Remy, senior communications consultant for Claims. I was able to sit in on a meeting with Marjean, who was discussing a new online form launching for claims associates. 

I enjoyed talking with Marjean about the ways she supports Nationwide Claims VPs with internal communications. Hearing from her helped me learn more about corporate communication.

Kevin then introduced me Chip Midnight, who is a business consulting specialist and does a lot with internal communications and technology. Chip gave us a tour of Nationwide’s KISS studio, where we got to see part of a live video broadcast. He also shared about how he connects with employees through internal social media.

It was a busy and exciting day, and I was able to learn more about the communication industry. I loved seeing how communication skills apply to many diverse roles and industries.

My time shadowing Kevin, Marjean and Chip at Nationwide was unique and rewarding. (PHOTO BY KAPCAR)

I would highly recommend taking advantage of any shadowing or informational interview opportunities you might have. They are some of the most rewarding experiences from my time at Ohio State and have helped me develop goals for my career!

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