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Wednesday’s Insurance Day event will aid students in the insurance industry


Major companies like AAA, Parsons and Allstate will be at the event on Wednesday, giving students the chance to network and make connections for possible jobs. (Daily Titan file photo)

Center for Insurance Studies (CIS) will be hosting its sixth annual Insurance Day Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Mihaylo Hall courtyard.

CIS will host a series of speakers, mock interviews to check the readiness of students for the industry and much more.

Students can use Insurance Day to aid in job searches or finding a niche interest in a specific type of insurance.

Second year graduate student Alison Qian Ye has recently started working with CIS and will experience Insurance Day for the first time. The event will give students the chance to network with numerous prospective insurance employers, she said.

“It’s more like an insurance expo,” Qian Ye said. “Hundreds in the insurance industry will stop by.”

Companies will set up tables, pass out brochures and offer information on internships and full-time jobs, Qian Ye said.

Well known companies like AAA, Parsons, and AllState will be at the event, giving students the chance to find jobs in the insurance industry.

Qian Ye herself has an interest in the insurance industry, although she has yet to narrow down the specific niche she’s interested in pursuing.

“I would like to maybe try auto insurance,” she said. “Everyone needs a car and to provide auto insurance is a way to make profit for the company but also protect people’s assets.”

Rather than limit students to the United States, CIS is hoping to give a global perspective of insurance companies to students who wish to enter the industry.

“I would say China is a developing country and in the emerging market,” she said. “The potential is huge. A lot of businesses want to work with Chinese companies.”

The center is in the process of trying to change the insurance concentration to a global risk management concentration in an effort to better represent the area of study.

Through the CIS Program, students can sign up for scholarships, including two $1,000 awards named for the Insurance Day. The deadline for the awards is Nov. 3.

With over a thousand students enrolled in the Finance Department, Qian Ye expects the turnout to be successful this year.

All workshops will take place in Mihaylo Hall or the courtyard. Registration begins 8:30 a.m. in Mihaylo Hall. The event will last until 5 p.m.

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