Entry Level Jobs
These are jobs geared toward recent graduates without much experience who are interested in pursuing an insurance career. Entry level jobs usually offer great mentorship opportunities to develop a great foundation to spring board your career in the insurance industry.
By participating in an internship, you can enhance the skills you are developing through your academic studies and gain valuable first-hand experience which makes you even more marketable for positions.
Types of Internships
Internships for Credit: Some internships can offer course credit. Check with your college or university for details and be sure your employer is willing to abide by the guidelines provided by your institution to receive course credit.
Paid and Unpaid Internships: Some internships offer an hourly pay or stipend to compensate for your time at their company. If your internship is unpaid, inquire if there is any additional costs the company can cover, like public transportation and lunches.
Two examples of internships with insurance companies:
Internships generally are a one-time experience for a student. They last from a month to a year, and the typical college internship lasts one semester or a summer. High school internships may last a school year or a summer.
Students should talk to their InVEST teacher if they are interested in exploring internship opportunities in the insurance industry.
Suggested Internship & Entry-Level Job Websites
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How to Create Your Own LinkedIn Page
Maybe you are already familiar with LinkedIn — or you have heard classmates at school mention it as they prepare for college or start to look for a new job. Put simply, LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. It's like Facebook for your career.
Take a look at this 'presentation' if you are ready to create or develop your own LinkedIn profile page.