National Farm Insurance hosts Tarleton interns

By: TNS Staff

National Farm Life Insurance Company (NFLIC) out of Fort Worth is hosting two Tarleton student interns for the spring 2022 semester. 

NFLIC welcomes one of two spring 2022 interns, Taylor Parsons. Parsons began her internship on Feb. 7, 2022 and will continue in her role until May 6, 2022. 

Parsons grew up in the small town of Westbrook, Texas where she was active in showing livestock, competing in various FFA competitions and holding chapter officer positions. 

Her experiences sparked a passion for agriculture and led her to Tarleton. Parsons is a senior Agricultural Communications major at Tarleton and will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor of science degree.

While at Tarleton, Parsons was a member of the Honors College, Texan Rep program and the Tarleton Transition Mentor (TTM) program. 

As a TTM, Parsons found that she loved serving others and wanted to pursue a career that would allow her to do so, which led her to NFLIC.

“I was very nervous when looking for an internship,” Parsons said. “Admittedly, I am unsure about what I want in a career but remain open to multiple options. When I was given the opportunity to intern at NFLIC, I did not know what to expect, however, after speaking with Dr. Kyle McGregor, President and CEO of NFLIC, I looked forward to the experience. I distinctly remember him speaking about the significance of serving families after losing a loved one. It was then that I realized this was a company that I could stand for. Getting to play a role, no matter how small, in helping families during some of the hardest times of their lives is such a profound and rewarding thing to me.”

During her internship, Parsons will manage social media accounts, partner in creating a 75 anniversary souvenir bulletin, present to the company’s board of directors and write news releases. She will be involved in the redesign of the company’s webpage and take part in customer service activities. 

NFLIC’s second intern is Tarleton senior Katelyn Caldwell who will also be an intern with NFLIC through May 6, 2022. 

Caldwell grew up in Midlothian, Texas, where she was involved in the Midlothian Heritage High School FFA. Her activities ranged from showing livestock to competing in Leadership Development and Career Development Events. 

Additionally, she served as a chapter officer and a Corsicana District officer. She attributes the person she is today and her career choices to the FFA. 

Caldwell made the decision to transfer to Tarleton State University from Angelo State University in January 2020. She believes transferring to Tarleton was best because it helped her become a better advocate and communicator for the agricultural industry. 

Caldwell will graduate in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Communications after completing her internship at NFLIC. 

Initially, Caldwell was overwhelmed by the process of seeking out an internship because she wanted a company that would fit her and her skillset. 

“I was struggling to find an internship that would be the best fit for me, and then my professor gave the contact for NFLIC’s President and CEO Dr. Kyle McGregor,” she said. “After talking with him about what skills I had, and what National Farm Life could offer as an intern, I knew I found the best fit.” 

Caldwell is excited to start her internship at NFLIC and broaden her skills and knowledge of the life insurance industry. 

She will be engaged in social media management, writing and editing news releases, designing a 75 anniversary souvenir bulletin and even presenting her experiences to NFLIC’s Board of Directors. 

“We’re most excited about the fact that our interns will gain true workplace experience in the context of the insurance industry, while being able to practice skillsets learned at Tarleton. Our practice is to treat interns just as we treat employees,” President of NFLIC, Dr. Kyle McGregor said. 

Whole life insurance is the cornerstone product of the company and is complemented by a suite of financial services marketed to families across Texas. 

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