Pennsylvania Insurance Department to Hold NextGen Academy for College Students

April 17, 2019

Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Jessica Altman has announced that her department, along with a working group of stakeholders, will this summer hold the Pennsylvania NextGen Insurance Academy to provide college students with an up-close look at various careers in the insurance industry.

“The insurance industry provides fulfilling careers in areas such as risk management, actuarial science, finance, accounting, public policy and criminal justice,” Altman said in a press release issued by her office. “This academy will give college students the chance to meet and network with insurance industry professionals from the public and private sectors and learn about job opportunities.”

The Pennsylvania NexGen Insurance Academy will be held August 12-15 in Harrisburg, Penn. It is designed for rising college sophomores, juniors and seniors. The academy itself is free, with breakfast and lunch provided each day. Students will be responsible for transportation, lodging, dinners and any other expenses related to attendance. Registration is open through May 15.

“Careers in the insurance industry are varied and rewarding, helping individuals and families find financial security for their health, homes, businesses and vehicles, and provide for their loved ones through life insurance,” Altman said. “Insurance industry professionals help people find the right coverage at the right price for their particular situation, help insurers set appropriate rates to provide affordable coverage while keeping the business solvent and able to pay claims and protect policyholders and insurance companies by investigating and rooting out fraud.”

Students will participate in workshops focused on various insurance careers. Upon completion, participants will earn a Pennsylvania NextGen Insurance Academy Certificate.

Source: Pennsylvania Insurance Department

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