New Grad and Early Career Fair: May 2nd, 2019 – Event Recap

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While networking can sometimes feel a little scary or you might be unsure where to start, Career Fairs can be a great way to practice and hone your skills. On May 2, Career Connections hosted a career fair which introduced students and new grads to 17 top employers in the insurance industry. TalentEgg was there to follow the action and get the inside scoop from insurance employers. Here’s the event recap.

Who Was There and What We Heard

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This event was packed with meaningful, career-oriented conversations where students and new grads were able to showcase their skills and knowledge to potential employers. HR and talent professionals were able to highlight what roles were available in their organizations, showcase programs targeted to students and new grads, and identify talent that might meet their immediate needs for open positions and others down the line.

We asked employers to share a little bit about what they are looking for in a candidate.

“The thing that stood out most at this event is that the industry is looking for candidates from diverse backgrounds and experience – after all, the insurance industry touches virtually everything we do in life and in business!” Trevor went on to say.

“The initiatives we have at Zensurance are really focused on bringing in the talent that has little to no insurance experience. We have built a customizable onboarding plan for insurance professionals that really touches on areas where they require development.  We also partner with our insurance companies to guarantee that we are delivering effective and impactful training to our teams.”

And, while each employer offers their own culture, areas of specialization, and ways of doing things in their organization, there were definitely common themes in the messages they were bringing to the 150+ students in attendance.The industry is hiring, values a diverse range of skills (including STEM) and is at the forefront of game-changing issues in the world today – big data, climate change, cybersecurity, and autonomous vehicles just to name just a few!

What insights and tips for success do employers have for students looking to find their place in insurance?

Here are the employers that participated and some of their current openings:

Arthur J. Gallagher

Financial Services Coordinator

Client Service Brokers

BFL Canada

Corporate Communications – Student Position

Summer Students

Underwriter


CAA

Insurance Service Agent

Property Adjuster

Claims Adjuster

Echelon Insurance

Marketing, Communications and Event Coordinator

Human Resources Administrator

Technical Assistant, Commercial Lines


Economical

Underwriting Assistant

Junior Actuarial Analysts

Claims Assistant

Intact

Claims Representative

Actuarial Analyst

Claims Adjuster


JDIMI

Underwriting Assistant

Financial Analyst

Jones Brown

Client Associates


TD Insurance

Insurance Service Associates

Claims Advisors

Insurance Advisors


Crawford and Company (Canada)

Claims Adjusters

Adjuster Support

Junior Property and Casualty Adjuster

Desjardins

Administrative Support Agent

Personal Finance Advisor

Mortgage Representatives


The Co-operators

Actuarial Analyst

Associate Insurance Advisors

Claims Representatives

The Guarantee

Assistant Underwriter

Desktop Support Technician

Data Conversion Clerk


Travelers

Underwriters

Claim Representatives

Major Case Specialist

Zensurance

UX/UI Designer

Customer Success Associates


Peel Mutual

What Students and New Grads Had to Say

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Lastly, what did those in attendance have to say about their experience?

To learn more about how you can find your place in insurance, visit Career Connections profile and their website at www.career-connections.info!

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