LATIA RASPBERRY : – TAPE 1, PART 1
What did I value most about my Group School training? Well, I valued all of it, but for me it was really trying to make that transition from college student to professional; learning how to network. I learned a lot during that six to eight weeks on how to network with people and it’s helped me throughout my career so far as a sales rep, so it was the networking portion.
THULANI LE GRIER : – TAPE 1, PART 1
I think what I valued most about Group School was the quality of the program. So, if you think about all of the facets of an entry program from college into a professional work setting, Group School really scored high on all of those facets so, you know, the professional skills development, the actual training and education around Aetna, around the industry, around what we do as a business, um, the exposure to senior leadership and to people who have subject matter expertise – to really get a sense of what it means to be a professional, and what it means to be a leader, and then also working so closely with colleagues of, of your similar age and experience level really gives a nice sense of ah, of teamwork and camaraderie that really enhances the work environment, so I think that just the quality of the Group School Program as a whole really has ah, has made it so that ah, you know, I’d, I’d say that that’s my favorite aspect of being a Group School alum.
MICHELLE CAPPOLA : – TAPE 1, PART 2
The thing I valued most was the experience to get to meet others within the organization. I think something that’s unique to Aetna is that it is not uncommon for me to be able to call somebody that’s higher up in the organization to get help with something I need, and the Group School Program provided me with those contacts, and the comfort level to reach out to those that I needed to be successful at my job, and that’s part of our culture, and I think that that’s something that the Group School Program really helped me with.
JAVIER SANCHEZ : – TAPE 1, PART 2
I think the camaraderie that was developed there, I definitely valued that. That was something, coming in as one of the youngest, and, in most cases, one of the youngest employees in whatever particular office you’re in, having that camaraderie, having that base to kind of rely on and give you that support when you might be questioning your skills at times, was definitely beneficial, but also just the training from soup to nuts was fantastic because going in and looking, and meeting with the producers ah, you can deliver that message confidently.
ERICA CAUTERUCCI : - TAPE 2, PART 1
I think it’s the people that I went through the training with. I mean, I, I could say all the knowledge I gained and things like that, but that’s, you know, you take that for granted and you obviously get all that, too, but the friends that I made, the contacts that I have, the people that I went through the training program with – I’m able to talk to on a day to day basis, and they’re able to help me through the tough times, or the questions that, you know, I might not know where to go – I always have those 15 people to answer any of my questions.
MARCUS DUCKWORTH : - TAPE 2, PART 1
Um, I would say the relationships that I built, even after Group School. Um, I still keep in contact with my Group School classmates. Um, I also value the amount of effort they put into the program. They take a lot of pride in preparing students to come out and be successful in the sales organization that I work in, so really the amount of investment that they make, the people that they brought on, have really made the difference, and I think that’s been a big value add for us as we’ve moved out into the field.
TEJU OWOYE: - TAPE 2, PART 1
I value the friendships that I’ve made and also the smooth transition I had into the working world. I came right out of college, um, to the [unintelligible], and I think the Group School provided me with all the skills that I needed and it also gave me ah, kind of an awareness of what to expect when I was going into my field office.