ICT Preparing for the Future with Speed Interviews
The insurance industry faces a tremendous shortage of workers in the next few years. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics say 400,000 people plan to retire from the industry creating an impending talent shortage.
The Insurance Council of Texas (ICT) addresses this workforce challenge by supporting student education and connecting university students with key industry leaders. Since 2002, ICT has invested over $1 million dollars in scholarships to Texas university students interested in insurance and risk management.
ICT’s 4th Annual Speed Interview and Network Session starts at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 11, and runs through noon. Students will first learn about resume tips and interview techniques followed by individual interviews with 23 of the largest insurance companies in Texas who are looking for new employees.
“The speed interview session is a great opportunity for students and companies,” said Mark Hanna, a spokesperson for the Insurance Council of Texas. “A third of the students participating in last year’s Speed Interview found jobs in the P&C industry and we’re expecting even greater success this year.”
This year’s students are recent graduates from the University of Houston Downtown, University of Houston Main, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, University of Texas at San Antonio, St. Mary’s University, University of North Texas and Baylor University.
The participating companies and agencies include State Farm, Progressive, Chubb, AmTrust, CNA, Corvel, Farmers, GEICO, Germania, Higginbotham, Hochheim Prairie, Lighthouse, QuestPro, State Auto, the Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Mutual, Travelers, Union Standard, Watkins, Patterson and Associates, Nationwide, A-Max and UPC.
The interview session is followed by ICT’s Annual Symposium. The Symposium brings approximately 300 executives from insurance companies and agencies from around the country to hear the latest on auto safety, building codes and recent legislation.