Get Hired is Connecticut’s largest insurance and financial services career fair for college students. The latest event was held Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at the Hartford Marriott Downtown. In three hours, a record 515 students turned out to market their talents before 25 IFS employers with operations or headquarters in Connecticut.
About the Event
Get Hired gathers regional, national and globally recognized insurance and financial services companies in a single Hartford venue to meet college students seeking opportunities in Connecticut’s IFS industry. Students from academic institutions across Connecticut turn out to market their talents and many attendees hail from colleges and universities beyond Connecticut's borders.
Executive Roundtable Discussion
Senior industry leaders representing different aspects of IFS provided insight into new and exciting projects across the industry. CT IFS Executive Director Susan Winkler moderated the panel, which also focused on how students can distinguish themselves in the eyes of employers. The following executives joined CT IFS at Get Hired on January 5:
- James Bedard - CFO, Northeast Region, UnitedHealthcare
- Nancy Fitzgibbon - VP Middle Markets Underwriting (Quality & Training), The Hartford
- Jim Hatch - VP Product Management and Engineering, Insurity
- Dave Shepherd - VP and Corporate Auditor, The Phoenix Companies, Inc.
The Bottom Line
Don't miss this invaluable opportunity to market your talents and expand your professional network - hear from those who recently Got Hired.
"Everything was very well organized, and there was a lot of information provided about the participating companies that allowed me to pinpoint which ones were actively hiring in my field so I was able to prioritize visiting those booths. Within a few weeks after the event, I was beginning the interview process for this amazing opportunity at Phoenix after getting the chance to introduce myself at their booth." - Cameron L.
"At Get Hired, I was able to introduce myself to some of Connecticut’s best employers and I landed an internship at UnitedHealthcare for the summer!" - Rachna R.
“The Get Hired career fair is the one to attend if you want to work in the insurance or financial services industry in Connecticut! Attending this fair will open doors to future employment options." - Michael T.
"The Get Hired event brings the real world job search right to you and can be very eye opening. For those who always hear how competitive the job market can be but never realize the full spectrum of candidates and various backgrounds that are out there, it begins to put things into perspective and allow you to see first-hand what so many hear on a day to day basis at school. Every day I'm thankful for this event and how beneficial it turned out to be." - Henry A.
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