My road in life took a while to figure out.
Decided to attend the University of Minnesota but was not accepted into their Business School.
Sought career guidance from a school counselor who helped me identify majors that fit my interest.
Declared my major as a B.A. in economics and a minor in management before my junior year.
Got a job at the University of Minnesota Foundation calling alumni for financial donations. I eventually worked up to a student supervisory role.
Took a summer off from working at the call center to work at Ameriprise Financial as an intern. At the completion of the internship I took a licensing test required to be a financial adviser.
Failed the test at the end of my summer internship. Went back to school my senior year with no idea what I would do after graduation.
Spoke with family members and decided to take a spring internship at an insurance agency. Found out I liked the work and began to look for more opportunities in the field for after graduation.
Received a job offer at Travelers in St. Paul, Minnesota. I started my new career two weeks after I graduated from the U of MN.
Keep following my journey


Commercial Insurance Lines Account Manager

I handle and maintain renewal and new business accounts alongside insurance undewriters

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
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Problem Solving

Day to Day

Almost all of my work is done on the computer. I update accounts, modify pricing accordingly and create insurance proposals for our customers on account with upcoming effective dates. I will also initiate changes on existing accounts provided to me by our underwriters.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Get an internship in college. They're the best way to not only get your foot in the door but also to get experience. If you can't get an internship, look into different classes or licenses you can take to bolster your resume before applying.

Recommended Education

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The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"I found myself saying early in college that I needed to decide on one career path and be committed to it. Little did I know my career path would change several times in the next five years."

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