Seven students from St. Mary's University Finance and Risk Management Program enjoyed an opportunity to learn firsthand what a career in insurance can offer and network with industry professionals at
"That's a testament to the insurance industry that there's a hunger for young talent," said
He and other students are aware of the looming insurance industry talent gap caused by the rapidly aging workforce and the need to fill hundreds of thousands of positions in the next five to 10 years. Majoring in a field with 100 percent job placement worked for Gutierrez and will provide others with similar degrees an advantage in finding employment upon graduation.
"I think there's at least a 15- to 20-year gap between myself and the next youngest person at my company, which is great," said Gutierrez. "I thrive in an environment where people look to me as someone to mentor. I'm a very coachable person. That's why I love where I am. I think the opportunity for young people right now is immense."
The students attended the opening keynote presentation as well as the
During the NAMIC Merit Society Luncheon, Evans got to share information with NAMIC members about her current internship with
This is the second year for students to participate NAMIC's Annual Convention. In 2017, a group of students from the