|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 30, 2021
CONTACT: Jim Carson, Communications Director
Insurance Department: Students invited to find out about great jobs
in Connecticut’s Insurance & Financial Industries
NextGen Career Academy to Showcase Careers, Internships October 7 & 8
Commissioner Andrew N. Mais announced the Connecticut Insurance Department will host the first NextGen Career Academy and showcase the different careers available in the insurance and financial service industries. The virtual two-day free conference on October 7th and 8th will provide students with an insightful, eye-opening experience on the many career options available. Attendees will gain valuable tips and insights from industry professionals on how they started their career paths in the insurance and financial industry fields.
“Great paying careers in the insurance and financial industries are here in Connecticut,” said Commissioner Andrew N. Mais. “Starting off after college working in a growing industry with advancement opportunities and terrific employee benefits, can help anyone find the financial security to be successful in life.”
Many exciting career paths will be discussed, including speakers working in InsurTech and startups, Data Analytics, Risk Management, Wealth Management, Brokers/Consulting Houses, and more. Don’t miss The Power of Networking panel that will close out this exciting two-day event.
To join the discussion, register on the NextGen Career Academy website.
The Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford, and the Connecticut Insurance & Financial Services at MetroHartford Alliance were partners in making the NextGen Career Academy a success.
“Being ‘career-ready’ for the insurance and financial services segments has evolved significantly. Today, career preparation through skill development and credentialing, along with experiential learning must be connected with rigorous academics. The Next Gen Career Academy has emerged to facilitate this dynamic process,” said John Thomson, Associate Dean, The Barney School.
“The new positions in insurance and financial services industry have shifted and there is a need for new jobs and skills. An ability to manipulate a spreadsheet is as vital as knowing about social determinants. Communication is also key and as critical a skill as working with a team. This forum will showcase how these new jobs are part of the fabric of Connecticut’s IFS industries - with an open invitation to join us,” said Susan Winkler, Vice President & Executive Director, Connecticut IFS.