New Student Profile: Ben Hjelmaas

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of profiles we’ll be posting over the summer to introduce everyone to our incoming Class of 2018. Enjoy getting to know our new students as they get to know each other, our current students, staff, and the entire Tippie community!Ben Hjelmaas

Undergrad Institution: University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, USA

Undergrad Major: Management/Human Resources

Hometown: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Current City: Des Moines, Iowa, USA

Current Employment: At Nationwide Insurance, I work on a team of about 14 people responsible for handling all incoming claims recovery payments. My role centers around working with claims adjusters, recovery representatives, and outside vendors to apply payments received and ensure they are allocated to the correct accounts. Over the last year, I have worked with multiple departments across several lines of business to create and implement new processes into our team’s daily work. At Nationwide, I enjoy the team oriented environment I work in as well as the variety of people I interact with on a day-to-day basis.

Why I chose Tippie: Tippie provides a smaller class size while still having access to the resources and environment of a Big Ten school. The high quality of education and commitment to helping students gain real-world experience made Tippie stand out in my mind. I’m incredibly excited to be back in Iowa City in August!

What are you looking forward to most about living in Iowa City? The opportunity to meet new people and have new experiences in a familiar town, and hearing the first I-O-W-A chant of the fall at Kinnick Stadium

About Kyle Sanford

Kyle Sanford joined Tippie in 2014 as Associate Director of MBA Recruiting. Originally from Runnells, IA, Kyle is a proud alum of the University of Iowa and believes Iowa City just may be one of the greatest places on Earth.