University of Arkansas - Fort Smith student Quynh Nguyen of Fort Smith is spending her summer working an internship with Shelter Insurance in Fort Smith.
In her internship, Nguyen will build and maintain client relationships, assess the insurance needs of clients and create a risk profile, collect insurance premiums, process accounts, and develop relationships with professionals in the field.
Nguyen is an international business major planning to pursue employment in the hospitality field following graduation. She said the internship has taught her skills that will help prepare her for her future career.
“This internship helps prepare me for that field by improving my customer service and communication skills and also teaching me how to act professionally towards customers,” Nguyen said. “Through this internship, I’m improving my self-control, confidence and patience.”
Nguyen graduated from Northside High School and was a participant in this year’s Miss UAFS Scholarship Pageant, where she won the Academic Excellence Award, rewarding her with a $500 scholarship. She moved to Fort Smith from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, seven years ago, and earned her citizenship last year.