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February 2018: #InsuranceCareersMonth – Bringing it all Together!

#InsuranceCareersMonth is coming to a close… Now a global initiative that started out in the United States, this month is all about exploring the rewarding and exciting career paths that the insurance industry has to offer!

Whether you attended one of our insurance specific events, participated in our virtual office hours chat or national webinars, visited our booth at a Career Fair or engaged us at a Teacher Conference, or took in our content on social media, we hope that you gained insight into how your education, interests, and experience can add up to a career in insurance!!
It was a full and fun month of celebrating “Why Insurance?” and the challenges, rewards, stability, variety, community, and opportunities for advancement that a career in insurance can provide! Here are some of the highlights:

30+ events to help amplify our message to each of our core audiences with a potential reach of 24,000+ high school students, post-secondary students, career changers, and teachers!
Connecting with 7,500+ high school students as sponsor of the 2018 DECA Ontario
  Provincial Championships
Engaging 13,000+ post-secondary students from all corners of the country at general career fairs, insurance-specific networking events, and in virtual chats
Helping internationally-educated professionals to better understand how their global experience and skill set can be applied in the Canadian insurance marketplace through presentations, mock interviews and national webinars
Increasing visits to the Career Connections website by 61% and participating in a vibrant digital campaign using social ads and creative approaches to on-line engagement
Bringing together 32 industry and post-secondary partners for a day of best practice sharing, networking, and building effective relationships to attract top talent on campus!

 

 Group of students at an event sitting in a table with an employer

 

 

Social media also played an active part in our #InsuranceCareersMonth efforts! This included calling on a few of our Ambassadors to answer the question, Why Insurance? We took their perspectives and shared them on our Twitter feed and Facebook page. Be sure to check them out…  

 Why Insurance Ambassador Quote

 

Insurance Careers Month is celebrated alongside the Institute’s National Education Month! This year, Career Connections took part in the promotion of the Institute’s Meme Contest, joining our CIP Society colleagues in delivering the AdvantageLive webinar on Career Planning using mycareer (if you missed it, you can still catch it on YouTube) and lending support to Young Insurance Professionals of Toronto and IIO – GTA Chapter joint Workshop & Networking Session for Aspiring Leaders. So lots of good engagement about education and career pathways in insurance!!
Of course, Career Connections is active throughout the year in helping career seekers to find their place in the insurance industry! If you’d like more information on what we’ve got on deck next, check out our events calendar!

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