Meet Our Summer Interns!

 

On May 20, 2019, Conrad Siegel welcomed four summer interns to our team. Hayden, Ashley, Craig, and Madison have shown great initiative and a sincere interest in learning. In addition to all of the work they completed, the interns were able to learn about each of the firm’s lines of business, attend the Health and Welfare Forum, participate in staff meetings, enjoy an escape room team building event, and participate in an exam information session. On August 9, 2019 , we will be saying farewell to our interns as they prepare to return to school in the fall. Read below to learn about each intern’s time at Conrad Siegel and their plans for the upcoming school year.

Hayden Cooper – Actuarial Intern

Hayden is a rising junior at Robert Morris University pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science.  In his free time, you can find Hayden playing the guitar, a hobby he has been enjoying since the age of 7.  He will not miss the long commute to Conrad Siegel from his home in Hanover, but he will miss our company culture and the time everyone took to help him during his summer here.

What’s your mantra or favorite quote? 

“I have not failed, I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas Edison

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

I would probably say I’d have family dinner with my late grandmother. I think everyone would enjoy having her around the dinner table again.

Who is currently your favorite music artist? 

I don’t think that I have a favorite artist, but recently I have been listening to Tyler, The Creator, Childish Gambino, and Travis Scott, to name a couple.

What was your favorite memory of your internship so far? 

I really enjoyed the escape room that the interns and our mentors did together. I have also just generally enjoyed the various conversations I have had with others while here.

Who is your biggest inspiration? 

My dad is a huge inspiration of mine. His determination and perseverance are traits I strive to emulate in my own experiences.

Ashley Groff – Graphic Design Intern

Ashley is a rising junior at Towson University studying Digital Art and Design. Ashley keeps busy balancing her school work with her involvement in the Ultimate Frisbee club and her part time job at Edible Arrangements. Outside of work, you can expect to find Ashley searching for solitude from her 6 younger siblings to enjoy her favorite hobby of – you guessed it- drawing!

What’s your mantra or favorite quote? 

“Today I will not stress over things I can’t control”

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Jenna Marbles – she is a YouTuber but I like to listen to her podcasts, and she seems like a really funny, insightful, down to earth person.

Who is currently your favorite music artist? 

Bastille

What was your favorite memory of your internship so far? 

I think maybe it was when I found out I got the internship – I was so excited because this was exactly what I was looking for, and I didn’t think I would get it!

Who is your biggest inspiration? 

It’s cheesy, but I have to say my mom. She was a young mom but she always worked hard for her kids, and she’s very independent.

Craig Feaster – Actuarial Intern

Craig is a rising junior at Penn State University pursuing a degree in Actuarial Science. At college, Craig is involved with Best Buddies, participates in basketball and volleyball intramural sports, and works as a math tutor. In his free time, you can find Craig playing the piano, fishing, or enjoying some food from his favorite restaurant – Chipotle!

What’s your mantra or favorite quote? 

“Just do it”

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

Nick Foles (the greatest Philadelphia Eagles QB of all time)

Who is currently your favorite music artist? 

Beach House

What was your favorite memory of your internship so far? 

Going to the Escape Room with the other interns and our mentors. It was a lot of fun!

Who is your biggest inspiration? 

Elon Musk (since he has been successful in so many different businesses that he started)

Madison Martin – Actuarial Intern

Madison is a rising senior at Millersville University looking forward to graduating with her degree in Mathematics. She is a member of the Millersville Track and Field team as a thrower, a mathematics tutor, a representative on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, and a member of a religious club on campus. Madison is always looking for opportunities to go outdoors and try new things!

What’s your mantra or favorite quote? 

My favorite mantra is “Happy but never satisfied.” It reminds me to be happy with my work or accomplishments thus far but to continue to work hard at whatever I am doing. I will never be perfect and can continually get better.

If you could have dinner with one person dead or alive, who would it be and why? 

I would want to have dinner with Serena Williams. I really admire her as an athlete and as an advocate. She is such a great role model for young athletes and  has inspirational drive to be a better athlete and to make the world a better place.

Who is currently your favorite music artist? 

I am a big fan of Maren Morris lately.

What was your favorite memory of your internship so far? 

I have really enjoyed getting to work on termination/lump sum projects with the other interns.

Who is your biggest inspiration? 

My parents are definitely my biggest inspirations. They have taught me so many life lessons and I want to be successful for them.