I discovered my fascination for computers and technology at a very young age. I was the go-to family member for fixing all of the tech problems; from hooking up the VCR to reviving the ancient laptop that suddenly stopped working. The fascination turned into an occupation after I attended Bluffton University and received my degree in information technology. I started working for a manufacturing facility for several years where I honed in on my skills as a developer. Read More
I spent my entire childhood dreaming of one day becoming an attorney. I worked towards this goal all through high school and even entered college with the same dream. It wasn’t until my junior year in college when I took my first law class and realized I absolutely hated it. I panicked not knowing what I was going to do with my life anymore and called my mom. She told me I needed to first calm down, and then decide what parts of my classes I did like, and what parts I did not like. Read More
When you apply for a job, your resume is the first thing employers see. A well-written resume will help you get selected for an interview. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating your resume and cover letter: Read More
Less than a year ago, I was receiving a notice from my previous job stating that my branch was closing down. Like all of my coworkers, I was panicking and doing the math to calculate how long I would be able to stay afloat without income. Read More
With flu season in full swing, many of us are taking extra precautions to be sure we don’t catch it and to help prevent it from spreading. Some of the most common precautions include avoiding contamination, washing your hands, and covering your nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing. Many are even disinfecting surfaces and washing linens more frequently, but there are some things that we often neglect to clean; our electronics. Read More
Underwriting is about people. We have to connect with, influence, talk to, and build relationships with an array of people, including agents, producers, account managers, and marketing staff to achieve positive outcomes. At times, we even interact with the policyholders. I have been a commercial underwriter for over 11 years and have found there are several aspects to ‘the craft of underwriting’ which serve to make it an inspiring, enjoyable, and fulfilling profession.
Throughout my years in high school and college, the thought of entering the insurance field had never crossed my mind. During that time, I was fully consumed into wanting to join the military and go off on some grand adventure. As fate would have it, I was taken down a different journey for my career path, one that involved both the military and the insurance industry.