Get Hired is Connecticut’s largest insurance and financial services career fair for college students, held each January during winter break. The 2016 event drew a record 515 students to meet 25 IFS employers with operations or headquarters in Connecticut. Check out 2016 pics. Now six years running, this event is an invaluable gateway to internships and full-time entry level roles in Connecticut's IFS industry.
Get Hired will return Wednesday, January 4, 2017 in Hartford. Registration coming soon!
Get Hired is a three-hour event held in the ballroom at the Marriott Hartford in downtown Hartford, CT. Students register prior to the event on this page, but walk-in attendees are welcome. In addition to the opportunity to connect personally with company representatives, students also have the option of attending and asking questions at a brief panel discussion.
Senior industry leaders from various facets of IFS share insight into new and exciting projects, and offer advise on how students can stand out from the crowd in the eyes of employers. These leaders spoke at Get Hired 2016:
- 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.
"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... 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 allows you to see first-hand what so many hear at school. Every day I'm thankful for this event and how beneficial it turned out to be." - Henry A.
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