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Downey speaks to CSAA Insurance Group employees last month at their 2018 Strategy Summit. (Photo: CSAA Insurance Group)

For many students in high school and college, internships provide a glimpse of what’s to come after they graduate. When Paula Downey was in high school, her internship all but confirmed her future in insurance.

A Michigan native, Downey was eligible to graduate by her junior year. At that time, however, early graduation wasn’t an option. An assistant principal, realizing she could easily become disengaged with all her free time, got her an internship with AAA in their claims department.

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Denny Jacob

Denny Jacob is an associate editor for NU PropertyCasualty360. Contact him at [email protected]

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