I learned about insurance in my Invest class at Sacopee Valley High School (Maine) and spent some time at Hanover Insurance as an intern.
After working in a few different agencies -- learning about processing and claims -- I was offered a job at Chalmers Insurance Group. There I developed additional skills working in various departments and my manager helped me to join the company's leadership program.
I was able to advance quickly and eventually became a Commercial Accounts Manager. It's a job I really enjoy and Chalmers continues to be a great place for me to pursue my career.
I encourage high school students to learn as much as they can about insurance because it will always be a part of their lives. And if you choose to work in this industry, you can have a rewarding career helping others protect their future.