Students Take Part In Speed Networking Session

February 28, 2017

A combined total of 150 students and insurance professionals took part in speed networking sessions held last week by the Bermuda Foundation for Insurance Studies.

Since 2014, BFIS has been holding these opportunities each February for high school seniors seeking more information about careers in the insurance and related sectors, and up to six students from each school are selected by their guidance counselor, with seven high‐schools represented.

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The sessions are broken into 3 separate groupings with the Monday session being held at Chubb for students interested in finding out more about Actuarial Science, Law or Computer Science.

On Wednesday it was the turn of those interested in Accounting and Finance, held at PwC; and on Friday was on insurance in general focusing on underwriting, broking and claims at XL Catlin.

Each student has about six minutes to talk to the professional seated opposite before they have to move on to the next one, with the whole event taking an hour before everyone breaks for lunch and general networking.

Fast‐paced and fun, this enables students to talk about their education and career goals with people working in the industry.

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The feedback from these events is always excellent, with both students and professionals gaining from the experience.

The students realize what a great opportunity it is for them to network with insurance professionals from many different companies and how valuable the advice they receive is as they plan their futures after graduating high school.

BFIS said they “could not undertake these events without industry support and thanks Chubb, PwC and XL Catlin for the venues and the 66 professionals from AIG, Allied World, Aspen, Axis, BBDA, BES, CD&P, Chubb, Deloitte, Endurance, Everest Re, EY, Hamilton, Hannover, KPMG, Lancashire, Logan Re, Markel, Marsh, MS Amlin, PwC, RenRe, SompoCanopius, Sun Life, Validus, Willis Towers Watson, XL Catlin who volunteered their time.”

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