I help people learn more about insurance and make sure they're covered for life's challenges.
Day to Day
A talk A LOT throughout the day! I spend a lot of time doing marketing and networking to promote myself and my business. I also spend time with my employees and making sure they are on track and getting what they need to do their jobs. I have to work with my existing customers helping them with their claims. This isn't a typical 9-5 job. I have to be "on-call" at all times because bad things can happen to people at all times and they will need my assistance with their insurance.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
You have to be a people person if you are going to work in events/sales and be comfortable working with a lot of different personalities. Make calculated decisions and do things with purpose.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for college students
Get involved on campus and participate in extracurriculars. You get a lot more out of doing that than just sitting in a classroom. You don't have to have everything figured out, but try to zero in on the things you really like or things you really don't like. That can help you navigate through opportunities and find something that fits you. Intern, shadow, or volunteer to see if a job/industry is really what you are interested in. Interview people doing what you want to do and pick their brain!
My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took: