October 13, 2014 by texasbbacareerservices
Please tell us about your career path and how you found your way to Aon.
I never thought I would ever work in Benefits Administration as a Marketing major but while looking for a full-time position my senior year, I came across Aon on OCR. I went to the information session and learned about the vast amount of opportunities, from working in payroll to talent to benefits, that Aon has and I was hooked. The roles may have peaked my interests but the people solidified my desire to work for Aon. They were so knowledgeable and genuinely enjoyed what they did and I could not wait to join them.
What do you like about working for Aon?
I have really enjoyed the emphasis on professional development here at Aon. There are many signature career development programs targeted to colleagues at different stages in their careers that you are constantly learning and growing. There is also a lot training opportunities and coaching that I feel like I have the tools I need to be successful. If there is anything that I need more information on, there’s probably a training course on it. Having so much information easily accessible is very empowering.
What does this job/internship entail?
The Setup Configuration Specialist role is responsible for configuring and testing Aon Hewitt’s proprietary Total Benefit Administration system. Day-to-day I am responsible for testing the system, configuring the system and analyzing and fixing defects. This role is challenging and forces me to think creatively when trying to solve issues. In addition to thinking like a coder, I am also forced to think from an end-user’s perspective and look for improvement opportunities in the system.
What skills make a person successful in this position?
The people who succeed in this role are those who are analytical and pay attention to details. You also, have to be very flexible as well. We all have our ongoing tasks that need to be completed, but you must be quick and agile to issues that come up unexpectedly in order to get them resolved and get your ongoing work done as well.
Please share your general career advice?
Be open to opportunities or projects that may arise. You never know how it can help you later on in your career. Whether it be the information you learned, the people you worked with or the skills you will gain, being open to the new experiences will have a positive impact on advancing your career whether you see it now or not.