College students work on Cigna's IT projects

Cigna has recruited college undergraduates to help create cutting-edge technology that could improve services for its members, reported the Hartford Courant. Through its new paid internship program offered at the University of Connecticut, Cigna gains access to students majoring in computer sciences and engineering, who could eventually help grow the company down the road.

"We see the program as giving talented students a first step on route to a long and successful career in technology," said Mark Boxer, chief information officer and executive vice president at Cigna. "I'm excited about how quickly we've launched this effort, and by the caliber of the students who we have recruited to join the program." Cigna selected 10 UConn students for the program; they work on web and mobile content management, back-end support services and enterprise projects. Article